JAY-Z Signs Star College Running Back to Roc Nation Sports
JAY-Z has made another major business move, this time for Roc Nation Sports with the signing of high-profile Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, according to TMZ.
Barkley, who is hailed as the best running back in college ball, is expected to be a Top 10 pick, making his signing to Roc Nation Sports that much sweeter. All in all, he's the fourth running back to be added to Roc Nation's ever-expanding roster.
Obviously, sports isn't the only market that Jay has effectively cornered. Late last month it was announced his 4:44 Tour is his highest grossing tour ever. According to a press release from Live Nation, his 32-city trek grossed $44,698,354. Hov earned $1.4 million per show with over 426,441 tickets sold during his North American run. The average number of tickets sold was 13,721 per night, with an average price of $104 per ticket.
His album, which has been critically acclaimed (if you ignore the complaints from certain Catholic organizations), is up for a whopping eight Grammy Awards. JAY-Z leads the nominations this year, and is up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. "The Story of O.J.," has also been nominated for Record of the Year, Best Rap Song, and Best Music Video. The albums title track "4:44," has been nominated for Best Rap Performance and Song of the Year.