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Jay-Z is a super talented American Rapper, entrepreneur and music producer.
The single Jigga My Nigga was his first number one single under the rap category in the US. In 1998, he ventured into acting, through the film Streets Is Watching.
Best Known For
In 2009, the single Empire State Of Mind was ranked as a number one single in the US, under the R&B as well as the rap category. Through his music, he has won 21 Grammy Awards and 7 BET Awards.
He and the pop star Beyoncé have been married for close to a decade and have 3 children together - Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir Carter. Before his marriage to Beyoncé, he had a son Isa Jael with Shenelle.
When Jay-Z was a child, he was exposed to various religions but was not associated with any. Though he doesn't like to give his belief a particular tag, he believes in God but not in the existence of hell.
Worth To Know
Though he is mostly referred to as Jay-Z by his fans, his actual name is Shawn Corey Carter.
For 4 years, Jay-Z was the president of Def Jam Records. In 2010, his memoir titled Decoded was published.
Aside from music, he ventured into sports sector and created his sports agency named Roc Nation Sports.
He gives credit to the icon artists Mavin Gaye and Donnie Hathaway for influencing his career musically to the point he has achieved today.