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JAY-Z SELLS OUT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN ONE DAY
ALL STAR PERFORMER CELEBRATES FINAL SOLO RELEASE, THE BLACK ALBUM,
WITH CONCERT AT THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ARENA ON NOVEMBER 25TH
PARTIAL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE SHAWN CARTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND
HIP HOP SUMMIT ACTION NETWORK
(New York, NY; September 29, 2003) Tickets sold out in a matter of hours for
Jay-Z’s monumental November 25th performance at the World’s Most Famous Arena,
Madison Square Garden. Officially announced on Wednesday, September 24th, tickets
went on sale for the show Saturday, September 27th at 9am. Before the close
of business day, tickets for the upcoming concert were officially sold out.
This concert is the beginning of Jay-Z’s victory lap promoting his final full
length solo album, The Black Album, which is set for release
on Black Friday, November 28th. The Black Album coincides with
the additional releases of Jay-Z’s autobiography, The Black Book
and the all black version of Jay-Z’s signature shoe the S. Carter.
Partial proceeds from the concert, produced by Clear Channel Entertainment,
will go to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund and the non-profit Hip-Hop Summit
In addition to his success as a musical artist, Jay-Z has multiple businesses
including; 40/40 club Armadale Vodka, Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc-A-Wear and Roc-A-Fella
Films. In addition, Jay-Z is the first non-athlete to have a signature sneaker
line with Reebok’s S. Carter line. He is also responsible for the Shawn
Carter Scholarship Fund (scholarship fund for high school students in Brooklyn),
The Annual Jay-Z Toy Drive and Team Roc.
Jay-Z has released 9 consecutive platinum-plus albums in 7 years and has sold
over 25 million units. Jay-Z has been nominated for and the recipient of numerous
Grammy Awards, as well as Billboard Music Awards, Radio Music Awards and MTV
Music Awards. Jay-Z has consistently topped Billboard’s list as the #1
Rap Artist, #1 R&B Mainstream Artist and the #1 Crossover artist.