Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay Z (and formerly Jay-Z), is an American rapper, businessman, and investor. He is 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 is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of the entertainment company Roc Nation. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13. Jay Z married Singer-Songwriter Beyoncé in 2008.