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Standing Ovation! Grammy award winning American rapper, Jay Z clocks 47; Plus Tyra Banks, Jeff Bridges
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Standing Ovation! Grammy award winning American rapper, Jay Z clocks 47; Plus Tyra Banks, Jeff Bridges

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate multi platinum American rapper, enterpreneur and investor Shawn Corey Carter aka Jay Z ,as he turns a year older

Jay Z

Standing Ovation! Grammy award winning American rapper, Jay Z clocks 47; Plus Tyra Banks, Jeff Bridges

Standing tall as one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in the world, Jay Z has no doubt made a name for himself in the global music and business world.

The Hip Hop icon one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, has bagged an amazing 19 Grammy Awards and sold over 75 million albums worldwide. Yup, Jay Z is every inch the man!

His first hit, “Dead Presidents,” became an international success and since then there’s been no looking back.

The former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation also has a clothing line – Rocawear. He become a partial owner of the Brooklyn Nets, and found the 40/40 Club.

He married Beyonce Knowles on April 4, 2008 and they had their first daughter, Blue Ivy, on January 7, 2012.

The legendary rapper has had a busy year, managing his arm of businesses; Armand de Brignac, D’Ussé and Roc Nation and gracing stages around the world with his super successful wife Beyonce.

He was recently ranked amongst the World’s Highest Paid Musicians of 2016 alongside Weeknd and others according to Forbes.

Tyra Banks

Standing Ovation! Grammy award winning American rapper, Jay Z clocks 47; Plus Tyra Banks, Jeff Bridges

American model, television personality, talk show host and producer Tyra Banks is no doubt one of the most influential people in the modeling world.

She is known for creating the television series America’s Next Top Model. She also hosted The Tyra Banks Show from 2005 to 2010.

Before becoming a celebrity, she modeled while in High School in Los Angeles.

The spotlight came calling when she appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice and starred as one of the original Victoria’s Secret Angels.

The businesswoman, actress, author, former supermodel who previously dated NBA player Chris Webber  welcomed a son via surrogacy with her partner Erik Asla this year.

Tyra has a cosmetic line – Tyra Beauty

She has walked the runway for many high-end fashion companies including Calvin Klein.

Tyra turns 43

Jeff Bridges

Standing Ovation! Grammy award winning American rapper, Jay Z clocks 47; Plus Tyra Banks, Jeff Bridges

American actor, singer and producer. He comes from a prominent acting family, and appeared on the television series Sea Hunt (1958–60), with his father, Lloyd Bridges and brother, Beau Bridges.

He starred as Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski in the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski and earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Otis “Bad” Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart. He also received Academy Award nominations for his roles in The Contender, Starman, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, True Grit and The Last Picture Show.

He played the villain opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in the 2008 Marvel film Iron Man.

He met his wife on the set of Rancho Deluxe, where she worked as a maid. They were married in 1977. Both his father and his brother are famous actors. He has three daughters named Isabelle, Jessica and Haley.

He turns 66.

Here’s wishing the stars a Happy Birthday!