JAY Z
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1969-12-04
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JAY Z Biography (Wikipedia)

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay Z, is an American rapper, businessman, and investor. Formerly known as Jay-Z, he is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music. MTV ranked him the "Greatest MC of all time" in 2006. Rolling Stone ranked three of his albums—Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003)—among the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2014, Forbes estimated his net worth at nearly $520 million, making him one of the richest hip hop artists in the U.S.

Jay Z co-owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear. He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of the entertainment company Roc Nation. He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13. He has also had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist. In 2009, he was ranked the tenth-most successful artist of the 2000s by Billboard as well as the fifth top solo male artist and fourth top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent. He was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.

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JAY Z Performances & Interviews


JAY Z Tracks

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DJ Khaled
Shining (feat. Beyoncé & JAY Z)
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Shining (feat. Beyoncé & JAY Z)
Panjabi MC
Mundian To Bach Ke (Beware of the Boys)
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Mundian To Bach Ke (Beware of the Boys)
JAY Z
Empire State Of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
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Empire State Of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
DJ Khaled
I Got The Keys (feat. JAY Z & Future)
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I Got The Keys (feat. JAY Z & Future)
Panjabi MC
Beware Of The Boys (Remix) (feat. JAY Z)
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Beware Of The Boys (Remix) (feat. JAY Z)
Beyoncé
Crazy in Love (feat. JAY Z)
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Crazy in Love (feat. JAY Z)
Drake
Light Up (feat. JAY Z)
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Light Up (feat. JAY Z)
Foxy Brown
I'll Be (feat. JAY Z)
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I'll Be (feat. JAY Z)
JAY Z
Can I Get A... (feat. Ja Rule & Amil)
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Can I Get A... (feat. Ja Rule & Amil)
JAY Z
Big Pimpin'(Live At Glastonbury 2008)
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Big Pimpin'(Live At Glastonbury 2008)
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Playlists featuring JAY Z


Past BBC Events

Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012
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Hackney Marshes
2012-06-23T12:41:03
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2012
Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

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Hackney Marshes
Glastonbury: 2008
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2008-06-27T12:41:03
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Jun
2008
Glastonbury: 2008

Glastonbury: 2008

Worthy Farm, Pilton

Latest JAY Z News

    BBC - Newsbeat - Jay Z to headline V festival this August in Staffordshire and Essex
    The rapper will play two dates in the UK in mid-August in Staffordshire then Essex.
    BBC News - Jay Z to become first rapper inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame
    "This is a win for us," he tweets after it's announced he's first rapper to join the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
    BBC News - Grammys mix hip flasks with politics
    Adele was the night's big winner, but what else was going on at the Grammy awards?
    BBC - Newsbeat - Beyonce facing legal action from family of late YouTuber Messy Mya
    A late YouTube star's relatives are suing Beyonce for $20m over a sample on her song, Formation.
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