- Also Known As:
- Shawn Carter, Jigga, HOVA, Jazzy, Mr. Carter
- 6' 2"
Jay Z (born Shawn Corey Carter on December 4, 1969) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, earned 14 Grammy Awards, leading him to become one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America with a net worth of approximately $450 million as of 2011. He is deemed “one of the greatest rappers of all time.” He married American R&B singer, Beyoncé Knowles, on April 4, 2008. They gave birth to a daughter, named Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012.
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Jay Z is best known for his 20+ year career as one of the world’s greatest rappers, songwriters, record producers and entrepreneurs. He is also known as the other half to Beyonce.
Leading a very private life, the rapper did not reveal details of his relationship with Beyonce for years. The couple managed to keep the press away from their small wedding on April 4, 2008 in New York City. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter, on January 7, 2012.