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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. Known for his involvement in the success of other artists, he was named the greatest rapper of all time by Billboard and Vibe in 2023. He served as the president and chief executive officer of Def Jam Recordings from 2004 to 2007 before founding the entertainment company, Roc Nation the following year.Born and raised in New York City, Jay-Z began his musical career in the late 1980s; he co-founded the record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1994 to release his first two albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996) and In My Lifetime, Vol. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jay-Z has received more than 26,326,441 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia. Jay-Z is the 640th most popular singer (down from 590th in 2019), the 3,440th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,411th in 2019) and the 178th most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 26M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 73

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Jay-ZS by language

Over the past year Jay-Z has had the most page views in the with 3,981,344 views, followed by Spanish (261,525), and French (232,918). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tumbuka (455.86%), Simple English (374.52%), and Korean (96.06%)


Among singers, Jay-Z ranks 640 out of 4,381Before him are Christina Nilsson, Lisa Della Casa, Giuseppe Taddei, Ed Sheeran, Andy Gibb, and Graham Nash. After him are Daddy Yankee, Fiorenza Cossotto, Andrea True, Šaban Bajramović, Percy Sledge, and Mongo Santamaría.

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Among people born in 1969, Jay-Z ranks 88Before him are Jason Bateman, Erika Eleniak, Josh Holloway, Ice Cube, Bobby Brown, and Kathryn Morris. After him are Fernando Couto, Hugo Maradona, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Faustino Asprilla, Ilir Meta, and Dead.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jay-Z ranks 3,440 out of 20,380Before him are Cicely Tyson (1924), Tyga (1989), Bill Nelson (1942), Katherine Heigl (1978), James J. Gibson (1904), and Chaka Khan (1953). After him are Dolores Costello (1903), Henry Darger (1892), Bruce McGill (1950), Eric Roth (1945), Julie Harris (1925), and Richard Belzer (1944).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jay-Z ranks 178Before him are Ice Cube (1969), Wilson Pickett (1941), Patti Page (1927), Pink (1979), Pharrell Williams (1973), and Bobby Brown (1969). After him are Andrea True (1943), Percy Sledge (1941), Big Mama Thornton (1926), Del Shannon (1934), Al Green (1946), and Barbara Hendricks (1948).