Press Release: February 19, 2010
The hugely successful hip-hop mega-star once named by MTV as the greatest MC of all time, Jay-Z, has sold more than 30 million records in the USA alone and won an outstanding 10 Grammy Awards for his musical work. The musical entrepreneur holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200, and also has 4 number ones on the Billboard Hot 100 including; “Heartbreaker” with Mariah Carey, “Crazy in Love” with Beyonce, “Umbrella” with Rihanna and “Empire State of Mind” featuring Alicia Keys.
Despite announcing his retirement in 2003, Jay-Z returned with albums Kingdom Come, American Gangster and The Blueprint 3. On 2nd February 2008 it was announced that Jay-Z would headline Glastonbury Festival, becoming the first major Hip-Hop artist to headline the traditional guitar based festival. His Glastonbury performance was heralded a success, silencing his critics.
On Tuesday night Jay-Z continued his international success receiving ‘Best International Solo Artist’ at the BRIT Awards 2010. Following on from his award acceptance, the global superstar continued to inspire fans with his incredible duet with Alicia Keys, performing their hit single ‘Empire State of Mind’.
Anyone who has seen Jay-Z perform live can attest to his skills in the live setting. Jay-Z travels to the UK this summer for 3 exclusive events starting at the MEN Arena in Manchester on 7th June, then at the LG Arena in Birmingham on 9th June, before finishing at The Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park on 4th July. Tickets will sell out rapidly for this highly coveted event, but as Europe’s leading ticket exchange, viagogo will have tickets 100% guaranteed right up until the event! Pre-sale tickets are already available, with public release at 9am on 19th February 2010. Get your tickets now on www.viagogo.co.uk
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