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Music News: Jay Z Breaks Billboard Record

Kanye West and Jay Z‘s Watch the Throne album has produced its first top 10 single with “N***a in Paris.”

A couple of weeks ago the song reached #9 on Billboard’s Radio Songs chart. And this week, “Paris” sits at #8 on the Hot 100 chart after climbing up from #15.

The single’s chart position now gives Jay Z 18 Top 10 singles, which is the most earned by a rapper. Jay passes Lil’ Wayne and Ludacris, who both have 17 of their own. In case you’re wondering, Kanye has 14 chart topping singles so far.

In related news, Jay Z announced today that he will be performing at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 6 and 7. On the honor, he said:

“It’s every artists dream to play a venue as legendary as Carnegie Hall. The fact that I can use the arts and my talent to benefit the education of the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs, and great thinkers makes for a legendary night. I’m proud to be a part of the continuing work of United Way of New York City and expanding the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.”

Sources: Billboard, Rap Radar

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