JAY-Z Biography (Wikipedia)
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as JAY-Z, is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide, 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 2017, Forbes estimated his net worth at $810 million, making him the second-richest hip hop artist in the U.S.
As an artist, Jay-Z holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the US Billboard 200 with 14. He has also had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one ("Empire State of Mind") 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.
- JAY- Z Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05gy0bx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05gy0bx.jpg2017-09-22T14:57:00.000ZJAY- Z joins Clara Amfo for an in-depth interview, talking about family life, one of hip-hops most legendary feuds and Game of Thrones!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05gtwqs
JAY- Z Interview
- Live Lounge Month 2017 mash up!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p059t8m9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p059t8m9.jpg2017-08-31T23:00:00.000ZClara looks back at the incredible artists who performed over Live Lounge Month 2017.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05hvwm6
Live Lounge Month 2017 mash up!
- Will 4:44 be JAY-Z's last album?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0580x0b.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0580x0b.jpg2017-07-07T11:41:00.000ZAdele and Ace react to hearing 4:44 in full, but wonder if it points to an upcoming retirement...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0580sb5
Will 4:44 be JAY-Z's last album?
- Jay-Z - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekendhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wgd7t.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wgd7t.jpg2012-07-24T15:57:00.000ZA highlights compilation of Jay-Z's set at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00wgd88
Jay-Z - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend