Jay Z | Biography

Shawn Carter, known as Jay Z was born on Brooklyn, New York, USA in December 4, 1969. His family was dumped by his father. He was raised along with three siblings by his mother. He is a famous rapper, record producer and entrepreneur holding the American nationality belonging to black ethnicity.

He is the attendant of George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Downtown Brooklyn and Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey. He started his tough career in the street of Brooklyn city. He has won many rap battle in the hope to get record deal. In 1980s, 1990s he was featured in Jaz-O recording like ‘The Originators’ and “Hawaiian Sophie”. In the album Daddy’s Home of 1994 he has featured on the posse cut “Show and Prove”. He has been seen in the famous song “Da Graveyard” and “Time to Build” in 1995. “In My Lifetime” was his first rap song. His biggest hit to change his musical career was Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life in 1998.  The album was grand hit, with the 5x platinum certificate and sold more than five million copies. He also featured with Mariah Carey in the 1999 song “Heartbreaker”. His album Vol. 3 Life and Times of S. Carter was released in 1999 with grand hit selling the copies over 3 million. In 2000 he came along with his album, The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, receiving positive review the album sold over 2 million only in the US. His sixth album, The Blueprint hit number one in the Billboard chart along with the 2x platinum in the US and sold over 427,000 copies. The hit numbers from the album include “Izzo (H.O.V.A)”, “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “Jigga That Nigga” and “Song Cry”. In 2002 his album, The Blueprint2: The Gift and Curse was released which also hit number one in the Billboard chart with the selling of more than 3 million copies. His eighth album, The Black Album makes the selling of 3 million only in US. For his album, “The Best of Both Worlds” he work along with R. Kelly and released the album. In 2004, he worked with rock group Linkin Park and released their collaborative remix EP Collision Course. Till now he has given many hit rap album which ranked him as one the greatest rapper all the time. He has also established himself as a successful business man. He is the owner of 40/40 Club and the co-designer of the clothing line, Rocawear. He establishes sports organization, Roc National Sport; he is also the certified NBA and MLB sport agent. The official CEO of Def Jam Recording, co-creator of Roc-A-Fella Records and the creator of Roc Nation, Jay Z is the owner of $500 million net worth.

The renowned rapper and successful business has married the beautiful and attractive American R$B singer, Beyonce Knowles. Maintaining their low profile love relation they silently got married in April 2008. They welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy Carter on January 7, 2012. The both celeb has appeared together in “Crazy in Love”, “That’s How You Like It” and in several awards function and in musical tours collaborating each other. Times magazine’s listed this two renowned personality as the most powerful couple of 2006. They were also ranked as the Hollywood’s top-earning couple of 2009 by Forbes with merge total of $162 million. They maintain their Hollywood’s top-earning couple position in the year 2008 and 2009 with merge total of $122 million. Jay Z has carved his body with several tattoos and is not divorce yet.

The Hollywood most monetarily booming hip-hop singer and businessman, Jay Z has won the 17 Grammy Awards and many extra nominations with the selling of 50 million albums global. He was ranked 10 on VH1’s 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artist. He named renowned Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway as his influences and is the good friend of well-known rapper Eminem, Ralph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and Rihanna along with his wife, Beyonce.

Known for his rapping skill and successful entrepreneurs, Jay Z is one the greatest followed celebrity of twitter and much googled and searched person in wiki. 

By: Dana Luica | Famous People >> Singer | Dec 26 2013
TAG Jay, Z, Biography,

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