Known as one of the best-selling musicians of all time, Jay-Z has sold more than 100 million records, and was ranked by MTV as the “Greatest MC of all time” in 2006. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked 3 of Jay-Z’s albums in the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” (Reasonable Doubt from 1996, The Blueprint from 2001 and The Black Album from 2003). He has won more than 20 Grammy Awards for his music, and is leading the 60th Grammy Award nominations with eight nominations for 2018.
Jay-Z holds the record for solo artist with the most number one albums on the US Billboard 200 with 14, and was ranked the 10th most successful artist of the 2000s and the 4th top rapper by Billboard. Jay-Z is a powerhouse with a loyal following of fans, many of whom have been with him since he released his debut album Reasonable Doubt in 1996. This album featured an appearance by The Notorious B.I.G. and achieved platinum status.
Listed by Forbes as the second-richest Hip-Hop artist in the United States, Jay-Z has come a long way from the 26-year-old artist with a dream and CDs he sold from his car. His humble beginnings and his knack for sharing his most painful and triumphant moments with his fans through his songs keeps Jay-Z on the top of the charts, with several albums receiving platinum status.
Jay-Z’s 4:44 tour is a rousing performance of his latest album of the same name, treating audiences to more than just your typical concert. Jay-Z loves to put on a show that thrills, and 4:44 is a testament to Jay-Z’s ability to bring his songs to life. Featuring his newest hits and Jay-Z classics, the 4:44 tour includes dynamic lighting, video highlights of his career and personal life, and raw, uncensored emotions. Jay-Z is known for holding nothing back when he performs, and fans can expect much of the same from his 4:44 tour.
Jay-Z Tour Dates
Jay-Z kicked off his 2017 tour in Anaheim, CA on October 27th, 2017, and will be ending his tour on December 21st, 2017 in Los Angeles. This whirlwind tour hits 31 venues in the US and Canada from California to New York, and Florida to Vancouver. There has not been any mention of future dates at this time, but it’s always a good idea to check for updates when your favorite artists are on tour.
4:44 Tour Setlist
Though this tour is primarily focused on his latest album, 4:44, longtime fans will enjoy the older hits woven in amongst the new favorites. With a career that spans over two decades, Jay-Z fans have plenty to enjoy during his 90-minute, nonstop performance. Jay-Z classics like “Imaginary Player” and “I Love the Dough” from 1997 often make the cut, mixed in with songs from 4:44 and his other albums. “Kill Jay Z” is even more impressive live than it is on the album, making it the perfect opener for the 4:44 tour setlist. And Jay-Z’s lowkey, intimate and connected performance of “Smile” is the perfect end to what fans will agree is his best tour yet.