January 9th, 2013
03:47 PM ET
The list of performers for this year's Grammy Awards thus far nearly mirrors the list of lead nominees, with a few exceptions: no Kanye West, no Jay-Z and no Frank Ocean. Well, not yet, anyway.
On Wednesday, the Recording Academy revealed the first round of acts who will take the stage on February 10, which includes repeat Grammy Awards performers like Rihanna, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift, as well as first-timers like Fun. and The Black Keys.
December 5th, 2012
10:16 AM ET
Jay-Z's one of the 100 most powerful celebrities in the world but the 43-year-old isn't too big to take the subway - or humbly accept that a passenger might not recognize him.
The moment was caught on camera in Jay-Z's documentary "Where I'm From," which explores the behind-the-scenes work that led to his eight performances at Brooklyn's Barclays Center this fall. The video was posted to Jay's Life + Times YouTube channel on his birthday, December 4.
About 18 minutes into the video, Jay's seen traveling with an entourage en route to his final show. As he descends into a train station, onlookers armed with smartphones tried to grab proof that one of Brooklyn's most famous was riding along with everyone else, including an older woman named Ellen.
She asked if he was famous as he took a seat next to her on the train, to which he replied: "Yes. Not very famous, you don't know me. But I'll get there someday." Catch the rest of their adorable exchange in the video above.
November 6th, 2012
10:34 AM ET
Jay-Z's "99 Problems" has gotten an Election Day remix.
The rapper joined Bruce Springsteen at President Obama's election rally in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, and at first had a bunch of songs planned, as he told the crowd of about 15,000.
"Then they told me no colorful language, so I brought two songs," he said. "I changed this one up, I have to do it, I'm sorry. I didn't get clearance from the Secret Service, so if they come tackle me on here, y'all can save me."
August 9th, 2012
04:44 PM ET
9:54 p.m. Update: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Victoria Beckham earned $54 million from her clothing line and other business ventures. She earned $8 million. We regret the error.
Beyonce might want to do a remix to "Run the World" and amend "Girls" to "Beyonce and Jay-Z."
The famous pair have been named the highest-paid couple in the world by Forbes magazine. We would say color us unsurprised, because we could've guessed that they had celebrity couples on our home turf beat, but around the globe, too?
May 30th, 2012
01:15 PM ET
Jay-Z and Kanye West are heard but not seen in their new music video for their "Watch the Throne" track, "No Church in the Wild."
The Romain Gavras-directed video for the album standout is set in the streets of Prague and filled with scenes of Molotov cocktails and tense standoffs between police and protesters.
But for every masked fellow we see in the clip, none of them are Jay, Kanye or collaborator Frank Ocean, which left Entertainment Weekly wishing a famous face would appear to "spice things up a bit."
May 22nd, 2012
12:52 PM ET
Jay-Z has decided to go vintage for his upcoming Made In America music festival.
The hip-hop mogul revealed Tuesday that he's tapped the rock group Pearl Jam to headline the upcoming Philadelphia fest along with him.
The Seattle rockers will play for one night only during the event, which goes down September 1 and 2 at the city’s Fairmount Park.
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