Jay Z Is Now JAY-Z

Rapper changes his name again
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2017 5:35 PM CDT
In this Nov. 4, 2016, file photo, Jay Z performs during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(Newser) – Jay Z, who used to go by Jay-Z, has changed his name again, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed. The rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, will now go by JAY-Z. The move comes ahead of the release of his first new album in four years, 4:44. JAY-Z also, of course, has bigger things going on in his life at the moment. (Read more Jay-Z stories.)

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