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Jay Z

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, 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 2011. 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 #1 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 National Basketball Association's Brooklyn 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

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Beyonce, Jay Z -- Happy Birthday to Someone (PHOTO)

Beyonce, Jay Z
Happy Birthday to Someone

Beyonce and Jay Z showed up Saturday to a big birthday bash in Bev Hills, but the birthday kid remains a mystery. Bey and Jay, along with Blue Ivy, showed up at Giggles and Hugs for the party,… READ MORE >

Kanye West -- Album Sales Saving Tidal ... Membership Doubles

Kanye West
Album Saving Tidal ... Membership Doubles

Kanye West just did Jay Z a HUGE favor -- his new album put Tidal back in the game by giving the music service a huge financial shot in the arm. Sources connected to Tidal tell TMZ ... "The Life… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
Beyonce, Jay Z, Kendrick ... Famous Fans Flock to Watch Clippers Heartbreaker

Beyonce, Jay Z, Kendrick
Famous Fans Flock To Watch Clippers Heartbreaker

The Clippers lost Saturday to a star-studded crowd. It was like the Lakers in their heyday.  Jamie Foxx, Kendrick Lamar, Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled showed up with high hopes. Beyonce and… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Jay Z, Beyonce -- Vipers for a Night (VIDEO)

Jay Z, Beyonce
Vipers for a Night

Jay Z and Beyonce hit the town Tuesday, first dining at fancy schmancy Osteria Mozza and then beelining it for the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip.  Bey was mum on the blistering criticism… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago
Jay Z -- Best Reaction To '14 Year Drug Dealer' Slam (VIDEO)

Jay Z
Best Reaction To '14 Yr Drug Dealer' Slam

Jay Z finally responded to online anchor Tomi Lahren's attack on Beyonce's halftime show and his criminal past ... and it's awesome.  Lahren's rant went viral when she called out… READ MORE >

- 79 days ago
Gwyneth Paltrow & Jay Z -- Supportive Spouses During Super Bowl Halftime

Gwyneth Paltrow & Jay Z
Supportive Spouses During Super Bowl Halftime

Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay Z fanboyed/girled out while their spouses did their thing during the Super Bowl halftime show. As Chris Martin and Beyonce hit the field, Gwyneth and Jay… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Jay Z's Company Sues Rita Ora -- We Didn't Screw You, You Screwed Us

Jay Z's Company Sues Rita Ora
We Didn't Screw You You Screwed Us

Roc Nation, the music label run by Jay Z, is now suing Rita Ora. The label claims it signed Rita in 2008 when she was unknown and invested millions in her career. In return she had to deliver… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
Minecraft Creator -- Giving Away Michael Jackson Leftovers ... Found in $70 Million Pad (PHOTOS)

Minecraft Creator
Giving Away MJ Leftovers ... Found in $70 Million Pad

Minecraft creator Markus Persson is simply giving away a bunch of stuff, including Michael Jackson memorabilia that was left behind in his insane Bev Hills mansion.  Not only… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Jay Z -- He Stunk Up Our Biz Bad ... Perfume Co. Sues

Jay Z
He Stunk Up Our Biz Bad ... Perfume Co. Sues

Not everything Jay Z touches turns to gold -- his cologne line is an absolute disaster and it's all his fault ... according to a lawsuit filed by the manufacturer.  Parlux Fragrances is… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago
DJ Khaled & Jay Z -- Power Summit with Huge Stars ... At Clippers Game

DJ Khaled & Jay Z
Power Summit with Huge Stars ... At Clippers Game

If you wanna rub elbows with the most powerful men in hip-hop -- get yourself tickets to a Clippers game -- just like Jay Z, DJ Khaled, Future and more did Wednesday night.  READ MORE >

- 108 days ago

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