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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z, is an American rapper, record executive, and media proprietor. He is regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history. He was the CEO of Def Jam Recordings and he has been central to the creative and commercial success of artists including Kanye West, Rihanna, and J. Cole.Born and raised in New York City, Jay-Z first began his musical career in the late 1980s; he co-founded the record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995 and released his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt in 1996. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jay-Z has received more than 19,892,893 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Jay-Z is the 579th most popular singer (up from 587th in 2019), the 3,369th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,290th in 2019) and the 175th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Jay-Z ranks 579 out of 3,541Before him are Ed Sheeran, Del Shannon, Michael Kiske, Peter Frampton, Bobby Vinton, and Sergio Endrigo. After him are Barbara Hendricks, Dua Lipa, Dana International, Anita Mui, Loredana Bertè, and Joseph Schmidt.

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Among people born in 1969, Jay-Z ranks 71Before him are Oleg Salenko, Josh Holloway, Julie Delpy, Bob Sinclar, Ice Cube, and Christian Slater. After him are Dana International, Vítor Baía, Jason Clarke, Hong Myung-bo, Thomas Vinterberg, and Marjane Satrapi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jay-Z ranks 3,369 out of 15,968Before him are Jeffrey Tambor (1944), Bobby Vinton (1935), Fred Brooks (1931), Philo Farnsworth (1906), Joe Viterelli (1937), and Kamehameha IV (1834). After him are Ron Rifkin (1939), Barbara Hendricks (1948), Nolan Bushnell (1943), Ralph Craig (1889), John Marshall (1755), and Anna Coleman Ladd (1878).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jay-Z ranks 175Before him are Ice Cube (1969), David Lee Roth (1954), Sonny Boy Williamson II (1912), Afrika Bambaataa (1957), Del Shannon (1934), and Bobby Vinton (1935). After him are Barbara Hendricks (1948), Sheryl Crow (1962), Chip Taylor (1940), Christopher Cross (1951), Al Green (1946), and Patti Page (1927).

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