Jay Z

Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter) grew up in New York City. The name "Jay-Z" was derived from his childhood nickname Jazzy, as well as from his music mentor Jaz-O and the J-Z subway lines.

When no major label would give Jay-Z a contract, he created his own label called Roc-A-Fella and released his debut album "Reasonable Doubt." Big commercial success would come with 1998's "Vol 2...Hard Knock Life" which included the single "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)".

Jay Z

Born: 

Thursday, December 4, 1969

Jay Z Albums

4:44#12017
Magna Carta...Holy Grail#12013
Live In Brooklyn#362012
Watch The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West)#12011
Hits Collection: Volume One#432010
The Blueprint: Collector's Edition#302009
The Blueprint 3#12009
American Gangster#12007
Kingdom Come#12006
MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents: Collision Course (Jay-Z and Linkin Park)#12004
Unfinished Business (R. Kelly and Jay Z)#12004
The Black Album#12003
Blueprint 2.1#172003
The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse#12002
Best Of Both Worlds (R. Kelly and Jay-Z)#22002
MTV Unplugged#312002
The Blueprint#12001
Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000 -- )#12000
Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter#12000
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life#11998
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1#31997
Reasonable Doubt#231996


Jay Z Singles

Bam#472017
The Story Of O.J.#232017
Moonlight#862017
Smile#562017
Family Feud#512017
4:44#352017
Marcy Me#902017
Caught Their Eyes#632017
Kill Jay Z#552017
I Got The Keys (DJ Khaled feat Jay Z & Future)#302016
Pop Style (Drake featuring The Throne)#162016
Seen It All (Jeezy featuring Jay Z)#852014
The Devil Is A Lie (Rick Ross featuring Jay Z)#862014
Drunk In Love (Beyonce featuring Jay-Z)#22014
Pound Cake/Paris Morton (Drake featuring Jay-Z)#992013
Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2 (Drake featuring Jay-Z)#652013
Holy Grail#42013
Picasso Baby#912013
Part II (On The Run)#772013
Tom Ford#392013
Crown#1002013
Oceans#832013
F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit#642013
Suit & Tie (Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z)#32013
Clique (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean)#122012
No Church In The Wild#722012
Gotta Have It#692012
I Do (Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z & Andre 3000)#612012
Talk That Talk (Rihanna featuring Jay-Z)#312011
Ni**as In Paris#52011
Who Gon Stop Me#442011
Otis#122011
H*A*M (Kanye West & Jay-Z)#232011
Monster (Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj)#182010
Hot Tottie (Usher featuring Jay-Z)#212010
Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)#162010
On To The Next One#372010
Empire State Of Mind#12009
Young Forever#102009
Run This Town#22009
D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)#242009
Lost! (Coldplay with Jay-Z)#402009
Swagga Like Us#52008
Mr. Carter (Lil Wayne featuring Jay-Z)#622008
Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)?#632007
Blue Magic#552007
Umbrella (Rihanna featuring Jay-Z)#12007
Lost One#582006
Kingdom Come#982006
Upgrade U (Beyonce featuring Jay-Z)#592006
Show Me What You Got#82006
Numb/Encore#202004
Big Chips (R. Kelly & Jay-Z)#392004
Storm (Lenny Kravitz featuring Jay-Z)#982004
99 Problems#302004
Dirt Off Your Shoulder#52004
Change Clothes#102003
Frontin' (Pharrell featuring Jay-Z)#52003
Crazy In Love (Beyonce featuring Jay-Z)#12003
Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke) (Panjabi MC featuring Jay-Z)#332003
Excuse Me Miss#82003
What We Do (Freeway featuring Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel)#972003
' 03 Bonnie & Clyde#42002
Guess Who's Back (Scarface featuring Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel)#792002
Take You Home With Me a.k.a. Body (R. Kelly and Jay-Z)#812002
Jigga#662002
Girls, Girls, Girls#172001
Izzo (H.O.V.A.)#82001
Guilty Until Proven Innocent#822001
Fiesta (R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z)#62001
Change The Game#862001
Is That Your Chick (Memphis Bleek featuring Jay-Z & Missy Elliott)#682000
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)#112000
Hey Papi#762000
Big Pimpin'#182000
Anything#552000
Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)#652000
Heartbreaker (Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z)#11999
Girls' Best Friend#521999
Jigga My N****#281999
Jigga What...#841999
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)#151998
Can I Get A...#191998
It's Alright (Memphis Bleek and Jay-Z)#611998
Love For Free (Rell featuring Jay-Z)#861998
Money Ain't A Thang (JD featuring Jay-Z)#521998
The City Is Mine#521998
All Of My Days (Changing Faces featuring Jay-Z)#651997
Sunshine#951997
Who You Wit#841997
Feelin' It#791997
I'll Be (Foxy Brown featuring Jay-Z)#71997
Can't Knock The Hustle#731996
Ain't No Nigga/Dead Presidents#501996


When viewing the data, keep in mind that our database starts in January of 1980. Singles data should be complete. We are currently missing many albums from 1983-1984 that did not make the top ten.