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Shawn Carter | Jay-Z | Lionbliss


Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z,[a] is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and media proprietor. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history[7] and is also well known for being the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, cultivating major industry artists such as Kanye West, Rihanna, and J. Cole.[8][9] A billionaire,[13][14] Jay-Z has attained significant success and media attention for his career as a businessman. In 1999, he founded the clothing retailer Rocawear,[15] and in 2003, he founded the luxury sports bar chain 40/40 Club. Both businesses have grown to become multi-million-dollar corporations, and allowed him to start-up the entertainment company Roc Nation in 2008. In 2015, he acquired the tech company Aspiro and took charge of their media streaming service Tidal.[16][17] In 2020, he launched "Monogram", a line of cannabis products.[18] One of the world's best-selling music artists, with over 125 million records sold, Jay-Z has won 23 Grammy Awards, the most by a rapper, and holds the record for the most number-one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 (14).[19][20] Ranked by Billboard and Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time,[21][22] Jay-Z was the first rapper honored in the Songwriters Hall of Fame,[23] and the first solo living rapper inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[24]


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