Jay-Z at Stade de France
Biography of Jay-Z
Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Corey Carter, was born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn. Although he was involved in the drug scene, he decided to stop all of that in 1992 to concentrate on music.
Albums considered as classics
In 1996, he released his first album, Reasonable Doubt, on which he collaborated with Foxy Brown, Mary J Blige and Notorious Big, amongst others. A year later, he released a second album, Hard Knock Life, which sold over 8 million copies. In 2001, his album, "The Blueprint", marked his consecration, as it was considered to be one of the best albums in the history of Hip-Hop. In 2003, Jay-Z released "The Black Album", which was also recognised as a classic.
In the end, no less than 3 albums in his discography are mentioned in the famous Rolling Stone magazine ranking of the "500 best albums of all time".
In 2003, Jay-Z released The Blueprint 2 on which Beyoncé, his girlfriend, accompanied him on one of the tracks, The Gift & The Curse. In 2006, he released Kingdom Come, produced by Kanye West, Timbaland and Dr Dre. In 2005, he launched the career of Rihanna with the single Pon de Replay. In 2007, he collaborated on her third album which was a real success, especially with the single Umbrella.
In his private life, he has been married to the R'n'B star, Beyonce Knowles, since April 4, 2008.
Jay-Z’s previous concerts at Stade de France
September 2014Beyoncé and Jay-Z's On The Run Tour
On September 12 and 13, Beyoncé and Jay-Z finished their "On The Run Tour" tour on stage at Stade de France. In both of these concerts, they performed their famous singles: Upgrade U, Crazy in Love and Drunk in Love.