Over 33 million albums sold….
Reasonable Doubt | 6/96 | 1xPlatinum
Vol 1. – In My Lifetime | 11/97 | 1xPlatinum
Vol. 2 – Hard Knock Life | 9/98 | 5xPlatinum
Vol. 3 – Life and Times of S. Carter | 12/99 | 3xPlatinum
Dynasty – Roc La Familia 2000 | 10/00 | 2xPlatinum
Blueprint | 9/01 | 2xPlatinum
MTV Unplugged | 12/01 | Gold
Best OF Both Worlds | 3/02 | Platinum
Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse | 11/02 | 4x Platinum
Blueprint 2.1 | 4/03 | Gold
The Black Album | 11/03 | 3x Platinum
Collision Course w/ Linkin Park | 11/04| 2x Platinum
It is a multi-million dollar, multi-platinum record empire. The company has released artists such as :
Memphis Bleek, Young Gunz, Beanie Segal , Teairra Mari and will soon release Foxy Brown.
Have released films such as "Streets is Watching", "Backstage","State Property", "Paid in Full" and "Paper Soldiers". The feature film "Death of a Dynasty" out on DVD.
Established in 1999, Rocawear grossed $300 million in 2004. Distributed throughout Europe, Japan, Canada and the US. The line carries mens, womens, girls, boys, big and tall, lounge wear, hats and belts.
Premium two grain, triple distilled Scottish vodka distributed by Roc-A-Fella in the US.
Elite sports bar in New York City. Atlantic City location recently opened in July.
Reebok S. Carter
S.Carter shoe collection by "RBK" was launched worldwide as a limited edition at key footlocker stores, Champs Sports stores, urban retailers and boutiques. The S.Carter marks the 1st time a non-athlete has ever had a signature shoe. The S. Carter is the fastest selling sneaker in Reebok history.
Charitable organization founded by Damon Dash in order to benefit the underprivileged children of New York City.
Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund
Offers the opportunity for outstanding students to have a chance to attend the accredited institution of higher learning of their choice.
Annual Jay-Z Santa Claus Toy Drive
Each year he supplies thousands of dollars in toys for the children of Marcy Housing Projects in Brooklyn.
Best Rap Album - "Vol.3.. Life And Times of S. Carter
Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group - "Big Pimpin"
Best Rap Album - "The Blueprint" Best Rap Solo Performance - "IZZO (HOVA)" Best Rap Performance Duo/Group - "Change the Game" (with Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek)
Lyricist Of The Year, Solo
Best Hip Hop Artist, Solo
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS
Sammy Davis Jr. Entertainer Of The Year
Album Of The Year – "The Blueprint"
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
1999 Rap Artist Of The Year
MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
Best Rap Video- "Can I Get A…"
Best Video From A Film- "Can I Get A…" Viewer’s Choice- "Can I Get A…"
MTV Unplugged Blueprint - December 2001
First HIP-HOP artist to release an all unplugged CD.
Only Hip Hop artist to release an all UNPLUGGED CD 1st artist to be featured on BET's "Blueprint"
60 Minutes II
First HIP-HOP artist to be featured on the news program- the segment was nominated for Outstanding Interview for the 2004 Emmy Awards.
Showtime presents… Jay-Z LIVE
February 22, 2003 on Showtime; live from Memphis, TN preceding the Tyson vs. Etienne fight. This marked the first time a hip-hop artist has ever had a full-length concert broadcast live on television.
Hard Knock Life Tour - Most successful all HIP-HOP concert to date- sold out 52 city nationwide tour which featured DMX, Ja Rule, Method Man, Redman, Beanie Siegel, and Memphis Bleek . Hard Knock Life spawned the hit behind-the-scenes film and DVD Backstage.
The Blueprint Lounge Tour(2001) – Sold out
Sprite Liquid Mix Tour(2002) - Jay-Z headlined annual festival which sold out in its first year. Other artists on the tour included N.E.R.D., Hoobastank, and the Roots.
Rock The Mic Tour (summer 2003) - Jay-Z branded the annual Roc the Mic Tour and headlined the sold out nationwide tour- other featured artsits include 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, and Sean Paul.
The Prince's Urban Trust Music Festival featuring A Tribute To Jay-Z - Jay-Z is the first artist to be honored and headline the unprecedented 2 day London festival. He is also the 1stHIP-HOP artist to take a private meeting with Prince Charles.
Jay-Z and Friends Tour - Jay-Z successfully continued the "Best of Both Worlds" tour dates after R. Kelly was unable to finish the tour. The dates continued to sell out, received rave reviews and featured artists such as Mary J. Blige, Snoop, Pharell, P. Diddy, Method Man, Redman, Foxy Brown, Ja Rule and TI.