BIO

MUSIC

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


BUSINESSES

Roc-A-Fella Records
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.

Roc-A-Fella Films
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.

Rocawear
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.

Armadale
Premium two grain, triple distilled Scottish vodka distributed by Roc-A-Fella in the US.

40/40 Club
Elite sports bar in New York City. Atlantic City location recently opened in July.


ENDORSEMENTS

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.


PHILANTHROPIC

Team Roc
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.


GRAMMY AWARDS

2001
Best Rap Album - "Vol.3.. Life And Times of S. Carter
Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group - "Big Pimpin"

2002 Nominated
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)


SOURCE AWARDS

1999
Lyricist Of The Year, Solo
2001
Best Hip Hop Artist, Solo


BET AWARDS

2001
Best Male Hip Hop Artist


SOUL TRAIN AWARDS

2001
Sammy Davis Jr. Entertainer Of The Year
2002
Album Of The Year – "The Blueprint"


AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

2000 Nominated
Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist


BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

1999 Rap Artist Of The Year


MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

1999
Best Rap Video- "Can I Get A…"
1999
Best Video From A Film- "Can I Get A…" Viewer’s Choice- "Can I Get A…"


TV SPECIALS

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.


TOURS

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.

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