/Jay-Z turns 50: His life through the years

Jay-Z turns 50: His life through the years


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Portrait Of Jay-Z

Jay Z is a rap legend, bonafide music mogul and half of music’s most royal couple. As the star turns 50, we’re looking back on his best years.

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Photo of Jay Z

In the early days of his rap career in 1989 (center)

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Posing in 1996

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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs Independence Day Softball Game and BBQ

Taking a phone call in 2001

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Z100's Jingle Ball 2003

Performing with Beyoncé in 2003

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2007 Cannes Film Festival - Dolce & Gabbana Party

Decked out in Dolce & Gabbana in 2007

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Glastonbury Festival 2008 Day 2

Playing guitar at Glastonbury Festival in 2008

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Sean "Diddy" Combs' Birthday Party

Partying with Diddy in 2008

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Jay-Z Hosts Fight After Party with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs at TAO

Keeping the champagne flowing while in Las Vegas in 2009

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2011 US Open - Day 15

Watching the US Open with Beyoncé in 2011

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2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Roaming Show

With his daughter Blue Ivy alongside Beyoncé in 2014

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"China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala - Alternative Views

At the Met Gala in 2015

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Celebrity Sightings in New York City - September 29, 2017

On the streets of New York in 2017

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Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 - Show

During the couple’s On The Run II tour in 2018

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"The Lion King" European Premiere - VIP Arrivals

Seen at the “Lion King” premiere in July of 2019

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