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Justin Bieber makes Coachella cameo [VIDEO]

Justin Bieber makes Coachella cameo [VIDEO]

INDIO, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber surprised festival attendees during Chance the Rapper's set on Sunday.
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Jay Z, Beyonce make cameos at Coachella [VIDEOS]

Jay Z, Beyonce make cameos at Coachella [VIDEOS]

INDIO, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- Music's most high-profile couple made brief appearances at Coachella on Saturday.
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Drake admits to having a crush on Jennifer Lawrence in new song

Drake admits to having a crush on Jennifer Lawrence in new song

April 2 (UPI) -- Drake's latest single "Draft Day" is packed with shout-outs and disses to other celebrities.
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Kanye West, Jay Z reunite for SXSW performance [VIDEO]

Kanye West, Jay Z reunite for SXSW performance [VIDEO]

March 13 (UPI) -- Hova and Yeezy shared the stage in Austin for an impressive reprisal of their "Watch the Throne" tour.
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See Quvenzhane Wallis sing in the new 'Annie' trailer

See Quvenzhane Wallis sing in the new 'Annie' trailer

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Watch the trailer for Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis' modern adaptation of "Annie."
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Madonna to guest star on Miley Cyrus's MTV Unplugged

Madonna to guest star on Miley Cyrus's MTV Unplugged

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- One day ahead of Miley Cyrus's MTV Unplugged debut, sources claim that Madonna will be one of the guest stars joining Cyrus on stage.
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Jay Z calls his Grammy a 'gold sippy cup' for Blue Ivy

Jay Z calls his Grammy a 'gold sippy cup' for Blue Ivy

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Jay Z saluted daughter Blue Ivy Carter when he picked up his Grammy Award Sunday night.
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Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z open Grammy Awards with 'Drunk in Love' [VIDEO]

Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z open Grammy Awards with 'Drunk in Love' [VIDEO]

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Jay and Bey brought down the house with a steamy rendition of their duet, "Drunk in Love."
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Jay Z and NBA are being sued over trademark of 'Brooklyn Nets' name

Jay Z and NBA are being sued over trademark of 'Brooklyn Nets' name

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Plaintiff claims in $600M lawsuit that Jay Z and the NBA ”fraudulently conspired” to use “loopholes” in the U.S. Patent Office to use the Brooklyn Nets name.
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Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- This year's Grammy Awards is going out with a bang.
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Miley Cyrus will have her own MTV Unplugged

Miley Cyrus will have her own MTV Unplugged

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- If you thought Miley Cyrus's twerking, dancing bears and marihuana smoking on stage were a thing of the past, think again.
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Grammys 2014: Beyonce and Jay Z to perform

Grammys 2014: Beyonce and Jay Z to perform

Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Grammy Awards air Sunday, January 26.
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Jay Z invites 12-year-old fan onstage for rap session [VIDEO]

Jay Z invites 12-year-old fan onstage for rap session [VIDEO]

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A talented Maryland tween surprised Jay Z with his rap skills.
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Jay Z, Beyonce end vegan challenge with seafood dinner

Jay Z, Beyonce end vegan challenge with seafood dinner

Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The reigning king and queen of American pop culture ended their vegan diet challenge just in time for 2014.
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Marie Avgeropoulos and Taylor Lautner hold hands, each other at Jay Z concert

Marie Avgeropoulos and Taylor Lautner hold hands, each other at Jay Z concert

Dic. 11 (UPI) -- Taylor Lautner was once again spotted holding hands with Marie Avgeropoulos.
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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known as his stage name, Jay-Z, is an American hip hop artist and businessman. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. He co-owns The 40/40 Club and the New Jersey Nets. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having sold over 26 million units in the United States and receiving several Grammy Awards for his musical work. Along with his financial and musical success, Jay-Z is known for being involved in many quarrels with other artist in the rap industry, the most well known being between him and fellow New York rapper Nas, which was eventually settled in 2005.

Jay-Z's debut album, Reasonable Doubt, is ranked by Rolling Stone as #248 on its "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". His critically acclaimed album, The Blueprint, was written in only two days. After announcing his retirement from recording music in 2003, he returned in late 2006 with the album Kingdom Come, which sold 680,000 copies in its first week, Jay-Z's highest-selling album in a one-week period. MTV named him number one on their list of the greatest MCs of all time. In April 2008, Jay-Z was reportedly on the verge of a partnership with Live Nation for $150 million—among the most expensive contracts ever awarded to a musician.

Carter married Beyoncé Knowles on April 4, 2008.

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