Jay-Z Platinum State Of Mind

On the heels of unprecedented performances at the World Series and the New York Yankees' victory parade, JAY-Z has scored a no 1 Billboard HOT 100 single with "Empire State Of Mind." Featuring Alicia Keys, the song has become an unofficial hometown anthem.

This is the first time JAY-Z has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with a song featured on his album. Previous #1 singles include, "Heartbreaker" with Mariah Carey, "Umbrella" with Rihanna and "Crazy In Love" with Beyonce.

Jay-Z's landmark # 1 single is the second "The Blueprint 3" release to sell over 1 million copies. Both "Empire State Of Mind" and the hit "Run This Town" with Rihanna and Kanye West have been certified platinum. On the hit single, JAY-Z remarked, "Really, "Empire State Of Mind" is about inspiration, it's about hope. I think that's what connects with people."

"Empire State Of Mind" is the latest single from JAY-Z's platinum plus album "The Blueprint 3." Selling over 475,000 copies in its first week, "The Blueprint 3" became his 11th # 1 on Billboard's album chart, propelling him past Elvis as the solo act with the most # 1 albums in Billboard's history.
Continuing the momentum of both the single & album, JAY-Z will perform on The American Music Awards, airing live this Sunday, November 22nd on ABC.

JAY-Z recently wrapped a 23 date college tour and looking forward to next year, he will embark on the BP3 North American tour in February 2010

Feb 20 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
Feb 22 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Feb 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Feb 25 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Feb 27 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Feb 28 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Mar 03 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Mar 06 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
Mar 07 Norfolk, VA SCOPE
Mar 11 Boston, MA TD Garden
Mar 12 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Mar 13 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center
Mar 14 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills
Mar 16 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
Mar 18 Chicago, IL United Center
Mar 19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Mar 20 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
Mar 22 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Mar 24 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
Mar 26 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

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