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Jay-Z

Songwriter / Record Producer / Music Executive / Actor / Businessperson / Investor / Sports Agent / Film Director / Film Producer / Composer / Television Producer | * 12/04/1969 (52) | New York (United States of America (USA))
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and media proprietor. He is hip-hop first billionaire and is considered as the greatest rap artist in history .Also well known for being the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, cultivating major industry artists such as Kanye West, Rihanna, and J. Cole. Born and raised in New York City, Jay-Z first began his musical career in the late 1980s; he co-founded the record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995 and released his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt in 1996. The album was released to widespread critical success, and solidified his standing in the music industry. He went on to release twelve additional albums, including the acclaimed albums The Blueprint (2001), The Black Album (2003), American Gangster (2007), and 4:44 (2017). He also released the full-length collaborative albums Watch the Throne (2011) with Kanye West and Everything Is Love (2018) with his wife Beyoncé, respectively. Jay-Z has attained significant success and media attention for his career as a businessman. In 1999, he founded the clothing retailer Rocawear, and in 2003, he founded the luxury sports bar chain 40/40 Club. Both businesses have grown t... ()
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Shawn Corey "Jay-Z" Carter 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 and has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Music | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Jay-Z

Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance Grammy Award for Best R&B Song Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance

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Movies with Jay-Z as Actor(45)

as Self (archive footage)2021 Out of Shadows
as Self (archive footage)2020 Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert
as himself2018 Quincy
as himself2016 Lemonade
as Himself - Performer2014 On The Run Tour
as himself2013 Life Is But a Dream
as himself2013 Picasso Baby
as himself2013 Made in America
as himself2011 Beyoncé: Year of 4
as himself2010 Hope for Haiti Now
as Himself (archive footage)2007 Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life
as himself2007 Beef IV
as himself2005 Live 8
as himself2005 The MC: Why We Do It
as Himself (segment "Through the Wire")2005 Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology
as himself2004 Fade to Black
as himself2003 Beef
as Jay Z (segment "Fiesta (Remix)")2003 R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection
as Himself (Rapper in Studio)2002 Paper Soldiers
as Untouchable J2002 State Property
as himself2000 Backstage
as himself1998 Mariah Carey: #1's
as himself1998 Streets is Watching

TV Shows/Series with Jay-Z as Actor(19)

Movies with Jay-Z as Crew(15)

Production/Producer2021 The Harder They Fall
Production/Executive Producer2021 The Harder They Fall
Production/Producer2017 Jay-Z: Moonlight
Sound/Music2014 On The Run Tour
Production/Producer2014 Annie
Production/Co-Producer2014 Top Five
Production/Executive Producer2013 The Great Gatsby
Sound/Music2013 Picasso Baby
Production/Executive Producer2013 Made in America
Production/Executive Producer2012 Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
Production/Executive Producer2005 Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology
Production/Producer2002 Paid in Full
Sound/Music1998 Streets is Watching

TV Shows/Series with Jay-Z as Crew(4)

Production/Executive Producer2022 Women of the Movement
Production/Executive Producer2019 Free Meek
Production/Executive Producer2018 Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
Production/Executive Producer1986 We'll Think of Something

Albums by JAY-Z on Apple Music / iTunes Store

4:44

10 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2017 - S. Carter Enterprises., Marketed By Roc Nation & Distributed By Roc Nation/UMG Recordings Inc.

4:44

10 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2017 - S. Carter Enterprises., Markeded By Roc Nation & Distributed By Roc Nation/UMG Recordings Inc.

Magna Carta... Holy Grail

17 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2013 - S. Carter Enterprises

Magna Carta... Holy Grail

17 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2013 - S. Carter Enterprises

Live In Brooklyn

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2012 - S. Carter Enterprises., Manufactured by Def Jam Recordings, A Division of UMG Recordings, Inc, Distributed by Universal Music Distribution. All Rights Reserved.

Watch the Throne

13 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2011 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Watch the Throne (Deluxe Version)

17 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2011 - Roc-A-Fella Records/Shawn Carter

Watch the Throne (Deluxe)

17 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2011 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Watch the Throne

13 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2011 - Roc-A-Fella Records/Shawn Carter

The Hits Collection, Vol. One (Deluxe Edition with Videos)

26 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2010 - UMG Recordings, Inc.

The Hits Collection, Vol. One (Deluxe Edition)

20 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2010 - UMG Recordings, Inc.

The Hits Collection, Vol. One

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2010 - The Island Def Jam Music Group

The Hits Collection, Vol. One

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 The Island Def Jam Music Group

The Blueprint 3

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2009 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

The Blueprint 3

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2009 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

American Gangster

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Umbrella (feat. JAY-Z) [Remixes]

9 Tracks - Pop
2007 - Records Release; ℗ 2007 UMG Recordings, Inc.

American Gangster (Deluxe Edition)

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - UMG Recordings, Inc.

American Gangster

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

American Gangster (Acappella)

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Kingdom Come

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2006 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Kingdom Come

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2006 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Kingdom Come

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2006 - UMG Recordings, Inc.

MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents: Collision Course - Numb / Encore - EP

6 Tracks - Hard Rock
2004 - Warner Records Inc. and Roc-A-Fella Records.

Collision Course - EP

6 Tracks - Hard Rock
2004 - Warner Records Inc. and Roc-A-Fella Records.

Collision Course - EP

6 Tracks - Hard Rock
2004 - Warner Records Inc. and Roc-A-Fella Records.

Collision Course (Video Version) - EP

7 Tracks - Hard Rock
2004 - Warner Records Inc. and Roc-A-Fella Records.

Collision Course (Video Version) - EP

7 Tracks - Hard Rock
2004 - Warner Records Inc. and Roc-A-Fella Records.

The Black Album (Acappella)

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2004 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Unfinished Business

11 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2004 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Unfinished Business

11 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2004 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Blueprint 2.1

12 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2003 - ilation ℗ 2003 S. Carter Enterprises.

Blueprint 2.1

12 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2003 - ilation ℗ 2003 S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

The Black Album

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2003 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

The Black Album

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2003 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse

25 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2002 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse

25 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2002 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

The Best of Both Worlds

13 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2002 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

The Best of Both Worlds

13 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2002 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Jay-Z Unplugged (Live on MTV Unplugged, 2001)

13 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2001 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

The Blueprint

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2001 - UMG Recordings, Inc.

The Blueprint

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2001 - UMG Recordings, Inc.

MTV Unplugged: Jay-Z ((Live))

13 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2001 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

The Dynasty - Roc La Familia 2000

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2000 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

The Dynasty - Roc La Famila 2000

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2000 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1999 - UMG Recordings, Inc.

Vol.2... Hard Knock Life

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1998 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Vol.2... Hard Knock Life

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1998 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

In My Lifetime, Vol. 1

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1997 - S. Carter Enterprises., Distributed by Roc Nation

Reasonable Doubt

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1996 - Rocafella, Inc.

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Shawn Corey Carter
Born: Thursday, 12/04 1969 (December) in New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 52 years + 50 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Trenton Central High School, George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School
Member of: The Carters
Record Label: Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation, Atlantic Records
Net worth estimate: 1,000,000,000 USD
Spouses (current/former): Beyoncé
Children: Blue Ivy Carter, Sir Carter, Rumi Carter
Father: Adnes Reeves
Mother: Gloria Carter
Other names for Jay-Z (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Shawn Carter"
"Shawn Corey Carter"
"Jay Z" (Pseudonym)
"Hov" (Pseudonym)
Jay-Z frequently works together with these people:
Beyoncé (38x, Actress)
Andy Samberg (35x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (27x, Actor)
Bill Hader (24x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (21x, Actress)
Jason Sudeikis (20x, Actor)
Amy Poehler (19x, Actress)
Kenan Thompson (17x, Actor)
Will Forte (15x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (14x, Actress)
Alec Baldwin (13x, Actor)
Kanye West (13x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:194059, Added: 07/20/2018, Last updated: 01/16/2022