Jay Z

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Birthday
4, 1969
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY

About

His first hit, "Dead Presidents," became an international success, and he has since won 19 Grammy Awards and sold over 75 million albums worldwide. His albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album were all featured on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Before Fame

His interest in creating music exploded after receiving a boom box from his mother on his 12th birthday, and his nickname evolved from "Jazzy" to "Jay-Z."

Trivia

His success in music led him to launch a record label and a clothing line, become a partial owner of the Brooklyn Nets, and found the 40/40 Club.

Family Life

He married Beyonce Knowles on April 4, 2008 and they had their first daughter, Blue Ivy, on January 7, 2012. Beyonce is currently pregnant with twins.

Associated With

He grew up listening to soul artists such as Marvin Gaye, which influenced his early music.

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