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Learn all about the American Rapper Jay Z with our facts sheet for kids. It is packed with some amazing, cool and quick information about one of the best American rappers of all time. Learn about the life and career of Jay Z including what his real name is, who he is married to, where he was born and which school he went to. Find out how his music career began and how he became so successful in the music business.

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Did you know that by the year 2014, this super-talented male artist had sold over 75 Million records and won 19 Grammy Awards? Find out what his first song was called, what his best-selling album to date is and interesting facts about his personal life including who he is married to and how many children he has!

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Fun Fact 1

Jay Z was born was born on the December 4th, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. His star sign is Sagittarius.

Fun Fact 2

Jay Z married the worldwide pop sensation Beyoncé Knowles in 2008, they have one daughter together, her name is Blue Ivy Carter and she was born on January 7th, 2012.

Fun Fact 3

The name Jay Z derived from the nickname Jazzy. Jazzy came from the subway station J/Z which was close to where he lived. This famous rapper's birth name was actually Shawn Corey Carter.

Fun Fact 4

Jay Z attended Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn, New York. One of his classmates who he attended school with is the Notorious B.I.G who is also an American rapper.

Fun Fact 5

Jay Z was 11 years old when his father left him and his three older siblings. He was raised by his mother Gloria Carter.

Fun Fact 6

Jay Z is a famous American rapper, record producer entrepreneur. He is one of the most successful hip hop artists of all time.

Fun Fact 7

Jay Z fell into difficult times at an early age when he became involved in drug dealing and gun violence, he grew up in a public housing complex operated by the New York City Housing Authority.

Fun Fact 8

The first song which Jay Z featured in was called The Originators. It was recorded alongside his friend Jaz O.

Fun Fact 9

By 2014, Jay Z had sold over 75 Million records and won 19 Grammy Awards, he has achieved so much success that he has become one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

Fun Fact 10

Jay Z's first album was called 'Reasonable Doubt' which included songs such as Dead Presidents, Can't Knock the Hustle and Feelin' It.

Fun Fact 11

Jay Z became president of Def Jam Recordings, he signed Kanye West, Rihanna and Ne-yo, he resigned from this position in 2007.

Fun Fact 12

Jay Z's mother, Gloria Carter, is the chief executive of The Shawn Carter Foundation which enhances the future of young people.

Fun Fact 13

Jay Z and his American singer, songwriter and actress wife Beyoncé were named by TIME magazine as the most powerful couple. Both being extremely talented musicians and entrepreneurs.

Fun Fact 14

Jay Z released his 12th studio album in 2013. It was called Magna Carter Holy Grail and it went straight to number 1 in the Billboard charts selling 528,000 copies in the first week alone!

Fun Fact 15

Jay Z also has an urban clothing line called Rocawear, he owes clubs and sports bars in New York and Atlantic City.

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