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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $450 million as of 2010. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving fourteen Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. He was ranked so by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Two of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996) and The Blueprint (2001) are considered landmarks in the genre with both of them being ranked in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Blender included the former on their 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die. Jay-Z co-owns the 40/40 Club, is part-owner of the NBA's New Jersey Nets and is also the creator of the line Rocawear. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with eleven. Jay-Z also has had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist. He married American R&B superstar Beyoncé Knowles on April 4, 2008. On December 11, 2009, Jay-Z was ranked as the 10th most successful artist of 2000s by Billboard and ranking as the 5th top solo male artist and as the 4th top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent. In 2009 Jay-Z was named King Of Rap by NBS News. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jay-Z, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 4, 1969 In New York, USA
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In the movie Mariah Carey: #1's 1998-11-12
Latest Project:
Movie So So Def All-Star 20th Anniversary Concert 2018
Known For
Movie So So Def All-Star 20th Anniversary Concert Himself 2018
Movie TIME: The Kalief Browder Story Himself 2017-03-01
Movie J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming Jay-Z 2016-01-09
Movie Lemonade 2016-04-23
Movie Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives 2015-10-01
Movie On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z Himself 2014-09-20
Movie Picasso Baby himself 2013-08-02
Movie Jay-Z: Made in America Himself 2013-10-11
Movie Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry Himself 2012-11-24
Movie The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011 Himself - Performer 2011-11-29
Movie Hope for Haiti Himself 2010-01-02
Movie Beyoncé: I Am... World Tour Himself 2010-11-30
Movie Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life Himself (archive footage) 2007-05-16
Movie Jay Z: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Himself 2006-11-21
Movie The MC: Why We Do It Himself 2005-02-01
Movie Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Movie Beef Himself 2003-08-03
Movie State Property Untouchable J 2002-01-18
Movie Paper Soldiers Himself (Rapper in Studio) 2002-06-01
Movie The Concert for New York City Himself 2001-10-20
Movie Backstage Himself 2000-09-08
Movie Mariah Carey: #1's Himself 1998-11-12
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