Since 1996, 21-time Grammy award winner, Shawn “JAY Z” Carter has dominated an evolution in pop culture. Between multiple businesses and accolades spanning the recording industry to global investment leaders such as Warren Buffet, JAY Z personifies the “American Dream.”
Carter served as President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings, where he fostered the careers of international stars Rihanna, Kanye West and many others before entering into a partnership with Live Nation, forming the entertainment company, Roc Nation. In 2009, his release Blueprint 3 became his 11th # 1 album debut securing the record for most #1 albums by any solo artist. 2012 saw JAY Z launching his annual MADE IN AMERICA festival, a 2-day event held in Philadelphia and headline the opening of the Brooklyn NETS new Barclay’s Arena with 8 sold out shows. Majority owner of the 40/40 sports clubs, in April 2013 Carter announced Roc Nation Sports, home to three-time NBA scoring champion, Oklahoma City Thunder’s, Kevin Durant, All-Star Seattle Mariner, Robinson Cano and first round draft pick, Notre Dame all-time high scorer, Skylar Diggins, of the Tulsa Shock. 2013 also saw the release of JAY Z’s 13th # 1 album debut with “Magna Carta… Holy Grail,” a sold-out stadium tour with Justin Timberlake and the sold out worldwide “MAGNA CARTER WORLD TOUR.” Shawn “JAY Z” Carter continues his philanthropic work through Shawn Carter Foundation. The Foundation, founded in 2002, is dedicated to helping individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education, encouraging them to tap into their potential. Shawn Carter Scholars are studying at over 100 institutions of higher learning throughout the nation.
ROC NATION LAUNCHES ROC NATION LATIN
NAMES MULTI-PLATINUM AND MULTI-AWARD WINNING COMPOSER AND PRODUCER
ROMEO SANTOS AS CEO
ROMEO SANTOS NAMES ROC NATION AS EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT
(Exclusive Coverage) Romeo Santos Joins Roc Nation Management and Named CEO of Roc Nation Latin on June 8, 2016 in New York City.
(Wednesday, June 8, 2016: NY, NY) Today Roc Nation announces a new division, Roc Nation Latin, naming multi-platinum, multi-award winning, composer and producer, the "King of Bachata," Romeo Santos as CEO.
Roc Nation Latin will act as a full service entertainment division of Roc Nation focused on developing and cultivating Latin talent while providing marketing, endorsement deals, philanthropic support, media relations and brand strategy, expanding into both national and international markets. Longtime partner, Johnny Marines has been named as Roc Nation Latin President.
Known as one of the most important figures in Latin music, Romeo Santos also joins Roc Nation as an exclusive management client. In the partnership, Roc Nation will provide marketing, brand development and brand deals as well as oversee touring for the multi-faceted musician.
Said Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, “Romeo has had tremendous success as a composer and producer and can spot true talent. This is a tremendous step for Roc Nation. We recognize there is a huge Latin market that is part of global culture. We’re proud and ready to enter into true partnership with an individual that intimately lives and knows that culture.”
Romeo Santos also said: With this next step and phase in my career I see a great opportunity to give back all that I have learned during the past few years to new talent. Not only do I idolize Jay Z as an artist but also as a business mogul. Jay Z is a visionary who was able to recognize that in our Latin Culture there is a lot of talent. I am grateful for his trust and that he has seen in me an ally for all Latinos.
ABOUT ROC NATION :
Founded in 2008, Roc Nation is a full-service entertainment company, inclusive of artist, songwriter, producer and engineer management; music publishing; touring & merchandising; film & television; new business ventures; and a music label. It is home to a diverse roster of critically acclaimed recording artists, writers and producers including Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, Santigold, HAIM, Meek Mill, Big Sean and more. Roc Nation also has partnerships with global management companies Three Six Zero and Philymack.
ABOUT ROMEO SANTOS:
Chart topping, multiplatinum, award winning, songwriter and Latin Music Superstar, “The King of Bachata”, Romeo Santos, has the most #1 HITS this decade by a Latin Artist. Among his many accolades, Santos has been named by ASCAP as “Songwriter of the Year” for five years in a row and this year 2016 ASCAP named him "Singer/Song writer of the Year" and has won Billboard Latin Music “Artist of the Year” for two years running. Romeo also was won for two years in a row “Latin Artist of the year” at the Billboard Music Awards. The 5 x platinum “Formula Vol. 1” includes five number one HITS and spent an astonishing 17 weeks at number one on the TOP Latin Albums charts. The follow-up album “Formula, Vol. 2”, is certified DIAMOND it spent 10 weeks number one on the TOP Latin Album charts and was #1 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Albums” for over 8 months. The album includes five #1 singles; the first single “Propuesta Indecente” as well as the second single “Odio” featuring Drake both debut at #1 and went on to spend over three months at #1. Santos has collaborated with TOP artists including Usher, Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Marc Anthony and Carlos Santana. The multifaceted artists also appeared in the blockbuster “Fast and Furious 7” alongside superstar Vin Diesel and recently lent his voice to one of the characters in the animated film “Angry Birds”. THE KING made history as the first Latin Artist to perform at the New Yankee Stadium with two sold out shows with 50,000 people in attendance each night. Rolling Stone declared his tour, “One of Summer 2014 hottest tours”. Santos has appeared in major shows like the Bachelor, The Today Show, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and was also part of the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He is the #1 Urban-Pop Artist in Social Media with over 30 million fans. He now adds mogul to the list of accomplishments being named CEO of Roc Nation Latin.
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Best Hip Hop Video
BIG SEAN F/ CHRIS BROWN & TY DOLLA $IGN - PLAY NO GAMES
BIG SEAN F/ DRAKE & KANYE WEST - BLESSINGS
Best Collabo, Duo or Group
BIG SEAN F/ DRAKE & KANYE WEST - BLESSINGS
BIG SEAN F/ E-40 - IDFWU
Best Live Performer
Lyricist of the Year
DJ of the Year
Producer of the Year
MVP of the Year
Track of the Year
BLESSINGS – PRODUCED BY BOI-1DA & VINYLZ (BIG SEAN F/ DRAKE & KANYE WEST)
IDFWU – PRODUCED BY DJ DAHI, DJ MUSTARD, KANYE WEST & KEY WANE (BIG SEAN F/ E-40)
Album of the Year
BIG SEAN – DARK SKY PARADISE
J. COLE – 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE
Hustler of the Year
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
Best Club Banger
BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU (PRODUCED BY DJ DAHI, DJ MUSTARD, KANYE WEST & KEY WANE)
BIG SEAN F/ KANYE WEST & JOHN LEGEND – ONE MAN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
J. COLE – APPARENTLY
J. COLE – BE FREE
People’s Champ Award
BIG SEAN F/ DRAKE & KANYE WEST – BLESSINGS
In 2012, JAY Z opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn with eight sold-out shows. Tonight, he takes you back to how it all happened.
“Where I’m From: JAY Z” - a Life + Times special, premiering on Fusion TV at 10:30 PM EST.
Livestream Jaÿ-Z’s B-sides performance this Saturday, May 16 at 9PM EDT on TIDAL.com.
Livestream Jaÿ-Z’s B-sides performance this Saturday, May 16 at 9PM EDT on TIDAL.com. #TIDALXJAYZPosted by JAY Z on Friday, May 15, 2015
New show added. #TIDALXJAYZ: B-sides is now 2 back-to-back shows May 16 & 17. Enter on TIDAL and share your playlist by 11:59PM EST tonight. Details here.
Watch the video for JAY Z’s “Glory” exclusively on TIDAL now.
Exclusive: JAY Z’s first TIDAL playlist. Listen now here.
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