"Dirt Off Your Shoulder"


Hot 100 Peak Position: 5, Peak Date: April 10, 2004

"Dirt Off Your Shoulder" became an anthem in 2004. It was the answer to any "negative" situation: failed a test? Brush your shoulders off. Spent too much money at the club? Brush your shoulders off. Being attacked by a rival candidate for the U.S. presidency? Brush your shoulders off. (Kudos, President Obama.) "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" became one of Jay's biggest singles to date, peaking at No. 5 on the Hot 100.



Pharrell Williams feat. Jay-Z

Hot 100 Peak Position: 5, Peak Date: Sept. 20, 2003

Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z's professional bromance dates back to 2006, from when working together on Hov's "The Dynasty: ROC La Familia" lead single, "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)." As like "I Just Wanna Love U," "Frontin'" is yet another hit the duo pocketed. "Frontin'" was the 34th biggest selling single of 2003 in the U.S.



Mariah Carey feat. Jay-Z

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: Oct. 9, 1999

Jay-Z's playful guest verse is the cherry on top of Mariah Carey's addictive "Rainbow" lead single. The duo's hit, which was built around a sample from Stacy Lattisaw's "Attack of the Name Game," claimed the No. 1 spot for two consecutive weeks.


"Ni--as in Paris"

Kanye West and Jay-Z

Hot 100 Peak Position: 5, Peak Date: Jan. 7, 2012

"Ni--as in Paris" is the most hard-hitting song on Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative album, "Watch the Throne." Therefore it's no surprise the Hit-Boy-produced song, which The Throne performed consecutively during their tour, more times with each stop, peaked in the top 5 tier on the Hot 100 chart.


"'03 Bonnie & Clyde"

Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé

Hot 100 Peak Position: 4, Peak Date: Dec. 28, 2002

"You ready B? Let's go get 'em," Jay-Z kicks off his first collaborative hit with his now wife, Beyoncé. "03 Bonnie & Clyde" is proof that the couple has been unstoppable from jump. Coincidentally, "The Blueprint 2" hit was the first song that Kanye West produced for his close friend. 'Ye delivered a hit, built around Tupac's "Me & My Girlfriend," after Hov called him up and asked for the "best beat you ever made."


"Run This Town"

Jay-Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West

Hot 100 Peak Position: 2, Peak Date: Oct. 3, 2009

The star power on the second single off "The Blueprint 3," turned the song into one of two of Jay-z's top five hits as a lead artist.


"Suit & Tie"

Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z

Hot 100 Peak Position: 3, Peak Date: Oct. 3, 2009

Who better to step back into the music scene with after a six-year hiatus than with Jay-Z? The rapper spits his signature luxury rhymes on Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" comeback hit.



Rihanna feat. Jay-Z

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (seven weeks), Peak Date: June 9, 2007

Rihanna introduced her bad ass side with her boss man, Jay-Z, by her side. The "Good Girl Gone Bad" lead single, produced by The-Dream, earned both Jay-Z and Rihanna another No. 1 hit. "Umbrella" was Rihanna's 2nd No. 1, following "SOS" (2006), and Jay-Z's third, following "Heartbreaker" (1999) and "Crazy In Love" (2003).


"Empire State of Mind"

Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (five weeks), Peak Date: Nov. 28, 2009

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys turned an ode to their city into a national anthem. Their duet not only topped the top spot for five consecutive weeks but earned Jay-Z his only No. 1 as a lead artist.


"Crazy In Love"

Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (eight weeks), Peak Date: July 12, 2003

We dare you to not "aw" at the fact that Jay-Z's top Hot 100 No. 1 is a collaborative song with Beyoncé. The power couple has been taking over the charts since their first collaborative hit, "'03 Bonnie & Clyde." And with a solo album on deck for the year individually, there's no doubt that there are more hits to come for the two. "Crazy In Love" topped the Hot 100 chart for eight consecutive weeks.