Jay Z Biography


Jay Z

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Birth Name: Jay Z
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age:   47 Years
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Grammy Awards winner for Best R&B Performance, Jay Z is a renowned rapper and entrepreneur from United States. He has also established himself as an investor. He is mainly popular in the world for being the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Jay Z, who is also known by his nicknames S-dot, Young Hov, Jazzy and Hova, was born as Shawn Corey Carter in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States of America to Gloria Carter. He was raised by his mother after his father left his family. He is an American and is of black ethnicity.

In 2002, when Beyonce was featuring on a song '03 Bonnie & Clyde recorded by him, he fell in love with her and then they began their romantic love affairs. He dated her as his girlfriend for several years and then they entered into the new stage of their love life in 2008. They got married on 4th of April 2008. They are happily married and there is no any sign of them getting divorced.

Jay grew up in Marcy Houses. When he was 12, he shot his brother for stealing his jewelry. He received his formal education from Eli Whitney High School. He also attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School but was unable to complete his high school graduation. He was interested in music since he was a child. When he was child, he used to wake up at night and used to bang out drum patterns on the kitchen table. This was noticed by his mother and she bought him boom box as a gift. He began using the name Jay-Z but in 2013 he announced that he dropped out hyphen from Jay Z. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he became involved with several music artists like LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane and so on. In 1994, he featured in the album Daddy's Home which is the sixth album by emcee, Big Daddy Kane. Later on he signed a recording deal with Roc-A-Fella and Priority Records and finally released his debut album Reasonable Doubt on 25th of June 1996. It entered on the US Billboard 200 at no 23. This album has also been listed in the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. He has the net worth of $650 Million.

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Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York

1969 4th of December

Jay Z, who is also known by his nicknames S-dot, Young Hov, Jazzy and Hova, was born as Shawn Corey Carter in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States of America to Gloria Carter. He was raised by his mother after his father left his family. He is an American and is of black ethnicity.

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Shot his older brother

1982

Jay grew up in Marcy Houses. When he was 12, he shot his brother for stealing his jewelry. He shot him in his shoulder and he suffered a minor injury. He received his formal education from Eli Whitney High School. 

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Featured on Big Daddy Kane album Daddy's Home

1994

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he became involved with several music artists like LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane and so on. In 1994, he featured in the album Daddy's Home which is the sixth album by emcee, Big Daddy Kane.

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Released his debut album, Reasonable Doubt

1996 25th of June

In the mid 1990s, he signed a recording deal with Roc-A-Fella and Priority Records and finally released his debut album Reasonable Doubt on 25th of June 1996. It entered on the US Billboard 200 at no 23. He received well acclaim and praise for this album. 

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Began his acting career

1998

After gaining well acclaim and praise as a rapper, he desired to enter into the acting world. He finally made his acting debut in 1998. That year he appeared in the music film Streets Is Watching. Two years later, he appeared in the documentary Backstage.

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Won Grammy Awards

1999

Grammy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the world and it’s an honor if any one wins this award. He has also been honored with this award several times. He won this award for the first time in 1999 for Best Rap Album.

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Began dating Beyonce

2002

In 2002, when Beyonce was featuring on a song '03 Bonnie & Clyde recorded by him, he fell in love with her and then they began their romantic love affairs. Beyonce is a renowned singer and songwriter from United States. 

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Married to Beyonce

2008 4th of April

He dated her as his girlfriend for several years and then they entered into the new stage of their love life in 2008. They got married on 4th of April 2008. They are happily married and there is no any sign of them getting divorced.

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First child, Blue Ivy Carter

2012 7th of January

He became father for the first time in his life in 2012. He and his sweet wife, Beyonce welcomed their first child together on 7th of January and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Blue Ivy Carter. 

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Won MTV Video Music Awards

2013

In 2012, he got nominated in MTV Video Music Awards from three different categories; however, he was not honored from any of these categories. He won this award in 2013 for Best Direction. In 2014, he was honored with this award for Best Collaboration.

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Produced the movie, Annie

2014

He has been active in acting since 1998. From that time on he has appeared in several movies and TV shows. In 2014, he began his production career. He produced the musical comedy-drama film Annie in 2014. 

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Won BET Awards

2014

Till now he has been nominated in BET Awards for five different times and out of these five nominations he has been honored once. He won this award for the first time in 2014 for Best Collaboration.

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