Jay-Z is obviously one of the most successful hip-hop artists ever. He’s been charting hits since the mid-1990s, he recently released is 13ths studio
Jay-Z is obviously one of the most successful hip-hop artists ever. He’s been charting hits since the mid-1990s, he recently released is 13ths studio album which has gone platinum. Jay is unarguably one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music.
He’s married to Beyonce and they have an estimated combined net worth of $1.16 billion.
Here is our list of Jay Z’s top 10 biggest hits
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10. “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”
As the second single from Jay Z’s “The Black Album”, “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” became one of Jay’s biggest singles to date, peaking at No. 5 on the Hot 100 and also becoming an anthem in 2oo4, it was an answer to any negative questions.
9. “Roc Boys (And the Winner Is…)”
One of the fiercest anthems Jay ever released, this classic track was inspired by Jay’s own rags-to-riches history and the 2007 drama American Gangster. The track was produced by Diddy and the Hitmen, and the video featured everybody from Nas to Mariah Carey poppin’ bottles like bosses.
8. “Niggas In Paris” Kanye West and Jay-Z
Niggas In Paris was one of the biggest hits of 2011, coming from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative album, “Watch the Throne.” You couldn’t go virtually anywhere and not hear that interesting intro. “Niggas in Paris” won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
7. “Heartbreaker” Mariah Carey feat. Jay-Z
As The lead single from Carey’s seventh studio album, “Rainbow” “Heartbreaker” peaked at no 1 spot for two consecutive weeks. Lyrically, the song talks about a relationship from the female perspective, and how the protagonist incessantly returns to her lover, even though he continuously cheats on her and breaks her heart.
6. “03 Bonnie & Clyde” Jay-Z feat. Beyonce
Jay Z collaborated with his then girlfriend Beyonce now wife, it was the first collaborative hit with Beyonce. ’03 Bonnie & Clyde” was generally received with favourable reviews by music critics, who complimented the combination of Jay-Z’s and Beyoncé’s musical styles, their collaboration and the song’s production.
5. “Empire State of Mind” Jay-Z feat Alicia Keys
“Empire State Of Mind” is one of Jay’s most well-known songs and with most reviewers praising Keys’ vocal performance. “Empire State of Mind” gave Jay-Z his first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist.
At the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony, the track won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song.
4. “Suit & Tie” Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z
Justin teamed up with Jay in the release of Suit and Tie in which Jay spits his signature luxury rhymes on Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” comeback hit. “Suit & Tie” won the Grammy Award for Best Music Video at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
3. “Run This Town” Jay Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West
Jay, Rihanna and Kanye united as three of the biggest artists in the world and delivered this shot of brilliance. Co-produced by West and No I.D., it was one of the better selections from The Blueprint 3. And it was one of the most inescapable songs of 2009.
2. “Umbrella” Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
Rihanna features Jay in the “Good Girl Gone Bad” lead single “Umbrella” produced by The-Dream, earned both Jay-Z and Rihanna another No. 1 hit. “Umbrella” was Rihanna’s 2nd No. 1, following “SOS” (2006), and Jay-Z’s third, following “Heartbreaker” (1999) and “Crazy In Love” (2003).
1. “Crazy In Love” Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z
As the lead single from Beyonce’s Dangerously in Love album, “Crazy In Love” topped the Hot 100 chart for eight consecutive weeks, being acclaimed by contemporary music critics, who complimented the horn lines and the appearance of Jay-Z. Many of them called it the Summer Anthem of 2003.