Jay z is a famous rapper, song writer, a successful entrepreneur and a record producer. At present, he is the co-director of Budweiser Select.
Biography and Physical Features
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Shawn Corey Carter who is professionally known as Jay z, was born on December 4, 1969 in New York City. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He is an American Nationality holder and keeps African-American Ethnicity. His father’s name is Adnes Reeves who left him when he was only 11 years old. His mother is Gloria Carter who alone took care of Jay in Brooklyn’s drug-infested Marcy Projects.
He married to Beyoncé Knowles on April 4, 2008. She is a famous American singer. The couple has three children named Blue Ivy Carter, a baby girl who was born on January7, 2012 and twins Rumi, daughter and Sir Carter, son. These twins were born on June 18, 2017.
He is 1.87 meter tall. He has 86 kg body weight. His eye color is dark brown and he has black hair color. His complexion is dark but attractive.
Education and Career
He got admission in multiple high schools such as Eli Whitney High School, George Westinghouse Career, Trenton Central High School and Technical Education High School, but could not complete his graduation. He began free styling in his early age and started scripting lyrics. His mother gifted him a boom box on his birthday on which he tailed the songs by many famous artists of that time.
In 1989, he professionally learned the basics of rapping when he joined the rapper named Jaz-O. He called him his guru. In 1996, he released his first Album named ‘Reasonable Doubt’. Further in 1998, he released another album ‘Vol.2… Hard Knock Life’. This album raised his fame and he gained commercial success in the music industry.
In 2004, he announced to take a break from the music profession and he opened baseball liked clubs and lounges that showed his interest towards sports. He also promoted annual concert of New York’s Power 105.1that was called ‘Powerhouse’. But he returned again towards music and released the album ‘Kingdom Come’. In 2006, he started selling urban clothing brands and the Iconix Brand Group.
He continued his music side by side and advanced many music celebrations. In the year of 2010 he also teamed up with Bano, Rihanna and the Edge. In 2012, he made group with “M.I.A”. His studio collection named ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ was released in July 2013.
Jay z has received 215 nominations and won total 106 awards from them. Among them, 7 are BET awards and MTV Video Music Awards are also seven. Awards won by American music awards and Billboard Music Awards, both are three.
- He has won 21 Grammy Awards in the year 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and in 2015 for Best Rap Album, Best R&B Song, Best Rap Collaboration, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Solo Performance.
- In 1998, he was awarded as R&B Albums Artist of the Year from Bill Board Music Awards.
- “Can I Get a…” song received a Best Rap Video award in 1999.
- In 2001 and 2004, he won Best Male Hip Hop Artist award.
- In 2003, he won Best Song award for “Crazy in Love”
- In 2004, he won four awards for his album “99 Problems” as a Best Rap Video, Best Direction in a Video, Best Editing in a Video and Best Cinematography in a Video.
- He won Best Cinematography award also in 2010 for “Empire State of Mind”.
- In 2007, 2010 and 2014, he won Best collaboration Award.
- In 2009, he won Best Urban award.
- He won three Awards as a Favorite Hip Hop Artist in 2004 and 2009.
- Jay-Z and Kanye West won Best Group award in 2012
- In 2012, his song “Niggas in Paris” won Video of the year award.
- He also won Top Rap Tour award by Billboard Music awards in 2018.
Jay z Net Worth
Jay-Z has made a list of massive business contracts. Besides a successful rapper, he is also a best entrepreneur. His clothing brand ‘Rocawear’ has meant a lot to increase Jay z Net Worth as he earned $204 million from it. According to celebritynetworth.com, Jay-Z has earned $78 million from his several ventures during the time period from June 2017 to June 2018. Currently, his net worth is $930 million which is expected to be $1 billion for the coming years.
Social Media Activist
The richest rapper Jay-Z is very popular at social media. Although his activities are very limited at social media but his songs are liked by millions of peoples. His fans have shown their craziness and love for him at different social pages and channels. He made his Twitter account as Mr.Carter on November 2008. Currently, he has over 3.0 million followers at Twitter. He often does not Tweet but he posted to defense his streaming services and break his silence at the Twitter to clarify Kanye West lyrics, according to cbsnews.com. You can check the news and statement of Jay at following links:
His Facebook page is liked by 19,745,674 people and 19,171,457 people follow him at Facebook. Watch Jays’s life on the photos at his blog. According to roolingstone.com, Jay-Z has no even an Instagram account till yet. He had joined Instagram but for a short time interval. He just gave tribute to the Michael Jackson and soon deactivated his account.
You can subscribe to Jay’s featured channel where he has around 1.9 million subscribers. Also keep yourself update by visiting him at other links given below.
Quotes by Jay z
Enjoy the favorite sayings of the richest rapper with us. His quotes describe the story of his life, a hidden lesson that teaches a lot to the reader.
“I would run into the corner store, the bodega, and just grab a paper bag or buy juice – anything just to get a paper bag. And I’d write the words on the paper bag and stuff these ideas in my pocket until I got back. Then I would transfer them into the notebook.”
“I’m far from being god, but I work god damn hard.”
“Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.”