Jay-Z Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Education, Relationship, Career, Music, TV shows & Movies, Awards, Net Worth

Jay-Z’s Bio

Jay-Z is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time. He is also a billionaire, making him the first hip-hop artist to achieve this status back in 2019. Jay-Z is one of the most influential figures in hip-hop and has left an indelible mark on the music industry and popular culture.

Jay-Z Age

Born Shawn Corey Carter on December 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York, USA, he will be turning 54 years old in 2023.

Jay-Z’s Height and Weight

He stands at approximately 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) tall, and his weight is around 86 kg.

Jay-Z Family

Jay-Z was born to Adnis Reeves (father) and Gloria Carter (mother). He has three siblings: 2 sisters Andrea and Michelle, and a brother named Eric.

Jay-Z Education

He attended Eli Whitney High School and K605 George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School, which are both in Brooklyn. He also studied at Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey.

Jay-Z’s Relationship

Jay-Z is married to singer and actress Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, popularly known as Beyoncé and they have three children: Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir. They are one of the most influential and powerful couples in the entertainment industry.

Jay-Z with Beyonce
Jay-Z with his family

Jay-Z’s Career

Jay-Z began his musical career in the late 1980s and co-founded the record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995. He released his debut studio album “Reasonable Doubt” in 1996, which was met with critical acclaim. He has gone on to release more additional albums, including “The Blueprint” (2001), “The Black Album” (2003), “American Gangster” (2007), and “4:44” (2017), with hits like “Hard Knock Life,” “99 Problems,” “Empire State of Mind,” and “N****s in Paris“. He has also released several collaborative albums, including “Watch the Throne” with Kanye West in 2011 and “Everything Is Love” with his wife Beyoncé in 2018.

Jay-Z with Kanye West

In addition to his music career, Jay-Z has also established himself as a successful entrepreneur. He is the founder and chairman of the entertainment company Roc Nation. He has also invested in a variety of businesses, including the tech company Aspiro and also Tidal, the streaming music service, and the 40/40 Club, a luxury sports bar chain. In 1999, he founded Rocawear, an urban clothing brand, and was also the president and chief executive officer of Def Jam Recordings from 2004 to 2007.  He was also the co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets NBA team.

Jay-Z’s Music

His music career is marked by numerous hit albums and singles. He is known for his lyrical prowess, storytelling abilities, and insightful commentary on social issues. His influence on hip-hop culture is immeasurable.

Some of his popular albums include;

  • “Reasonable Doubt” (1996)
  • “The Blueprint” (2001)
  • “The Best of Both Worlds” (2002)
  • “The Black Album” (2003)
  • “Kingdom Come” (2006)
  • “American Gangster” (2007)
  • “Watch the Throne” (2011)
  • “Magna Carter Holy Grail” (2013)
  • “4:44” (2017)

Some of his popular hits include;

  • “99 problems” (2003)
  • “Numb/Encore” (2004)
  • “Young Forever” (2009)
  • “Empire State of Mind” (2009)
  • “Otis” (2011)
  • “N****s in Paris” (2011)
  • “The Story of O.J” (2017)
  • “Apesh*t” (2018)
Jay-Z rapping at a concert

Jay-Z TV Shows & Movies

Jay-Z has also ventured into television and film production, including:

  • “The Great Gatsby” (2013)
  • “Annie” (2014, producer)
  • “Beef” (2014)
  • “On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay-Z” (2014)
  • “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” (2018, executive producer)
  • “Black is King” (2020)
  • “The Harder They Fall” (2021, executive producer)

Jay-Z Awards

He has won multiple awards and accolades including;

  • 24 Grammy Awards, tying with Kanye West. (They are the only rappers with the most total Grammys won)
  • 24 BET Awards
  • 14 NAACP Image Awards
  • 14 MTV Video Music Awards
  • 10 Billboard Music Awards
  • 9 Soul Train Music Awards
Jay-Z receiving his Grammy Awards

Jay-Z’s Net Worth

Jay-Z’s net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 billion. His wealth comes from his music career, business ventures, investments and partnerships.

His impact extends beyond music; he is a symbol of black excellence, economic empowerment, and social change. His journey from a Brooklyn rapper to a billionaire entrepreneur is a testament to his determination, talent, and influence on global culture.

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