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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
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie So So Def All-Star 20th Anniversary Concert 2020
Known For
Poster of The Jay Leno Show
Poster of Parks and Recreation
Poster of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Poster of Streets is Watching
Movie So So Def All-Star 20th Anniversary Concert Himself 2020
Movie J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming Jay-Z 2016-01-09
Movie Lemonade 2016-04-23
Movie Tidal X: Jaÿ-Z B-Sides Concert Himself 2015-05-17
Movie Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives 2015-10-01
Movie John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly 2014-04-06
Movie On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z Himself 2014-09-20
Movie Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream Himself 2013-06-10
Movie Jay-Z: Made in America Himself 2013-10-11
Movie Rihanna: Live at Hackney Weekend 2012 Himself 2012-06-24
Movie Jay-Z Live In Brooklyn Self 2012-10-11
Movie Jay-Z Live From Madison Square Garden: Answer The Call Himself 2011-09-19
Movie Hope for Haiti Himself 2010-01-02
Movie Beyoncé: I Am... World Tour Himself 2010-11-30
Movie DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd 2009-03-19
Movie DJ SWB Volume 6 - This Is How We Do 2009-02-09
Movie DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70 2009-07-06
Series Parks and Recreation Unknown 2009-04-09
Series The Jay Leno Show Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Beef IV Himself 2007-09-18
Movie The MC: Why We Do It Himself 2005-02-01
Series Hogan Knows Best Unknown 2005-07-10
Movie Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Series The Ashlee Simpson Show Unknown 2004-06-16
Movie Fade to Black Himself 2004-11-05
Movie Jay-Z and Linkin Park - Collision Course Himself 2004-11-30
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Blackout - Fat Joe Vs Jay-Z At The Rucker Himself 2003-08-01
Movie Beef Himself 2003-08-03
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie State Property Untouchable J 2002-01-18
Movie Paper Soldiers Himself 2002-06-01
Movie The Concert for New York City Himself 2001-10-20
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie Backstage Himself 2000-09-08
Movie Streets is Watching Jay-Z 1998-05-12
Movie Mariah Carey: #1's Himself 1998-11-12
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Grammy Awards Unknown 1959-05-04
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14