Music mogul JAY-Z is still bodying his competition. The hip-hop veteran has made Billboard Hot 100 history by landing his 100th entry onto the prestigious chart.
According to reports, only five other artists also have at least 100 Billboard Hot 100 entries to date.
JAY-Z becomes just the sixth artist in history with 100 career solo visits to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as “Mood 4 Eva,” with Beyonce and Childish Gambino and featuring Oumou Sangare, debuts at No. 90 on the new Aug. 3-dated ranking. In the 60-year history of the Hot 100, only five other acts have earned triple-digit appearance totals on the chart, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data. Glee Cast leads with 207 total entries, followed by Drake (196), Lil Wayne (163), Elvis Presley (109) and Nicki Minaj (103). (Billboard)
According to recent reports, JAY recently invested in a black-owned vegan cookie company.
Jay-Z has clearly been busy. Not only did he join the billionaire’s club, but the venture capital (VC) fund he co-founded recently led the round for allergy-friendly food startup, Partake Foods. Partake Foods is a black-owned company that makes health-conscious food products. They recently closed a $1 million dollar round of seed funding. (Black Enterprise)
JAY has previously invested his funds into food-based companies.
The investment is not the first time Hov has backed a plant-based company. He recently invested in Impossible Foods’ fifth equity funding round along with a slew of other celebrities. In total, the company, known for its meatless hamburger patty, raised a total of $300 million. (REVOLT TV)
The rap mogul recently made headlines after teaming up with cannabis-friendly company Caliva.
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter — billionaire rapper, producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Beyoncé Knowles’ husband — will serve as the chief brand strategist for Caliva, a burgeoning California company that counts former star NFL quarterback Joe Montana as an investor. “Anything I do, I want to do correctly and at the highest level,” Carter said in a statement on Tuesday when the partnership was announced. “With all the potential in the cannabis industry, Caliva’s expertise and ethos makes them the best partner for this endeavor.” (CNN)