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Shawn Corey Carter
December 4, 1969 (54 years old)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, record executive, investor & philanthropist
Years active:
Gloria Carter
Adnis Reeves (deceased)
Big Siblings:
Annie Carter
Mickey Carter
Eric Carter
Fannie (1992-1997)
Rosario Dawson (1999-2001)
Beyoncé (m. 2008)
Blue Ivy Carter (b. 2012; daughter)
Rumi Carter (b. 2017; daughter)
Sir Carter (b. 2017; son)
Jay, Jazzy, Jigga, Hova & Hov

Jay-Z (born Shawn Corey Carter; December 4, 1969) is an African-American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, record executive, investor & philanthropist.


On April 4, 2008, Beyoncé married long-time beau, Jay-Z after years of dating. The pair has been known to mix a little business with pleasure as they have a solid catalog of songs and music videos featuring one another. It was Jay-Z's verse on Beyoncé's 2003 hit, Crazy In Love and his appearance in the song's video that brought even more attention to their blossoming relationship.

To date, their relationship has remained mostly private, as they remain tight-lipped about speaking of each other. In fact, their wedding took place on the roof of Jay's elaborate New York penthouse, and months flew by before the power couple announced it. Finally, Beyoncé emerged with an enormous, elegant diamond ring that practically confirmed the speculation.

As for being not-so-mum, Beyoncé announced her first pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2011 in a well-earned diva fashion. Beyoncé walked the red carpet in a beautiful gown by Lanvin, caressing her stomach and showing the press what she had been hiding for months. Then, she took to the stage to perform an energetic rendition of Love on Top and ended with the revelation of her baby bump to millions of viewers.

Beyoncé's hit single, Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) was one of the few occasions they made reference to their marriage and became a global sensation, although it wasn't for that reason.


Main article: Beyoncé & Jay's Engagement


Main article: Beyoncé & Jay's Wedding


  • Jay's first name, Shawn means God's gracious in Irish.
  • Jay's middle name, Corey means hill hollow in English.
  • Jay was 31 when he & Beyoncé began dating.
  • Jay was 38 when he & Beyoncé got engaged and when he married Beyoncé.
  • Jay was 42 when Beyoncé gave birth to Blue.
  • Jay was 47 when Beyoncé gave birth to Rumi & Sir.