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Background information
Birth name Shawn Corey Carter
Born December 4, 1969
Born place Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Years active 1988—present
Label(s) Atlantic Records
Sony Music
Roc-A-Fella Records
Roc Nation
Associated acts Rihanna
Kanye West
Memphis Bleek
Big Daddy Kane
Big Jaz
Website Website

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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America having had a net worth of over $150 million in 2009. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving ten Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations.

Jay-Z: The Hits Collection, Volume One (2010) The Blueprint 3 (2009) American Gangster (2007) Kingdom Come (2006) Collision Course (2004) Unfinished Business (2004) The Black Album (2003) Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse (2002) The Best Of Both Worlds (2002) The Blueprint (2001)

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Beyonce To Be Joined By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Chris Martin At Glastonbury Festival 2011?

April 14, 2011
Beyonce could be joined by some famous friends during her headline set at this year's Glastonbury festival, it has been reported. The singer, who is set to headline the Sunday night (June 26) of the the Somerset festival, will be joined by Jay-Z, Kanye West, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow, reports The Mirror. In 2007, Beyonce was present when her husband Jay-Z headlined the festival.   Read more 

Jay-Z Interviews Gwyneth Paltrow About Hip-Hop And Nirvana

April 13, 2011
Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she has a passion for hip-hop and Nirvana. The actress, who is married to Coldplay's Chris Martin, spoke about her music tastes during an interview with friend, Jay-Z.   Read more 

Jay-Z Records Vocals For New Sade Song 'The Moon And The Sky'

April 12, 2011
Jay-Z has recorded a guest rap for a new song by Sade, which you can hear now. The ballad, entitled 'The Moon And The Sky', has been recorded for the singer's new hits retrospective, 'The Ultimate Collection'.   Read more 

Liam Gallagher Launches Attack On Jay-Z Over Fashion Line

March 30, 2011
Liam Gallagher has hit out at Jay-Z's fashion Rocawear. The Beady Eye frontman, who launched his clothing line Pretty Green in 2009 inspired by bands from the 60s, has said he wouldn't be caught dead in Jay-Z's Rocawear.   Read more 

Kanye West And Jay-Z's 'Watch The Throne' Album Nearly Ready

March 23, 2011
Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'Watch The Throne' is near completion, it has been revealed. The joint album is said to be nearly done according to producer and engineer Young Guru.  Read more 

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