Jay-z joins the Universal team

Jay-z’s Record Label Roc Nation has officially become a part of the Universal Music Group.  

While jay-z has previously been a part of UMG as president of Def Jam Records- ever since starting Roc Nation, he has been under Sony Music and Atlantic Records.

This is a huge coup for Universal as not only does Roc Nation’s roster hold some of pop-music’s best (Rihanna, Shakira, J Cole, Rita Ora, Calvin Harris, NO ID, Timbaland, Solange, M.I.A., Santigold, deadmau5, Wale Kylie Minogue,) but UMG now hold all 5 of hip-hop’s greatest, and wealthiest, under their umbrella (Jay-Z, Diddy, Dr Dre, Birdman and 50 Cent.)