Shawn Corey Carter was born on December 4, 1969. He is professionally known as Jay Z (stylized as JAY Z). He is an American songwriter, rapper, record producer, and businessman
He is often cited as one of the best rappers of all time and the most influential hip- hop artist. He is also one of the best- selling music artists worldwide to have sold over 75 million singles and over 50 million albums worldwide.
He has won 22 Grammy Awards, which is the most awards won by any rapper ever. He also holds the record of having the most number-one albums on the Billboard200 by a Solo artist.
He is also ranked by the billboard and Rolling Stone music publication as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of all Time. In 2018, at the 60th Grammy Awards, he won the Commemorative “Salute to Industry Icons” award.
He is also the first rapper to have won the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.
In 2019, he became the first hip- hop billionaire officially, making him the wealthiest American musician and the first- wealthiest African American.