2013 may go down as Jay Z’s best year ever. Who starts the year at the Presidential Inauguration then goes on to win two Grammys, drinks his new cognac out of said Grammys, goes to Cuba, releases a #1 album that goes platinum before it’s even released, and watch his wife headline his very own music festival? This guy Jay Z. That’s who.

1. Jay Z On New Year’s Eve

Jay Z On New Year's Eve

Jay Z rang in 2014 with a concert at Barclays center sporting this shnazzy bubble goose/tuxedo combo.

2. Jay Z & Beyonce at Presidential Inauguration

Jay Z & Beyonce at Presidential Inauguration

Jay-Z and Beyonce arrive at the ceremonial swearing-in for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013.

3. Jay Z & Justin Timberlake

Jay Z & Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake debuted his hit “Suit & Tie” with Jay Z at the 55th Grammy Awards on February 10th.

4. Jay Z, Frank Ocean & The Dream at The Grammys

Jay Z, Frank Ocean & The Dream at The Grammys

Jay also took the stage at The Grammys with Frank Ocean and The Dream to accept their “Best Rap Sung” collaboration award for “No Church In The Wild.”

5. Jay Z at 55th Grammy Awards

Jay Z at 55th Grammy Awards

Jay Z poses with his two Grammys, which he later drank his D’USSÉ cognac out of.

6. Jay Z & Diddy

Jay Z & Diddy

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Jay-Z attend The Two Kings Dinner presented by Sprite at RDG + Bar Annie on February 16, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

7. Jay Z and Beyonce At All-Star Game

Jay Z and Beyonce At All-Star Game

Jay and Bey sit courtside at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Texas on February 17th, 2013.

8. Jay Z and Jermaine Dupri

Jay Z and Jermaine Dupri

Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupire attend the So So Def anniversary party hosted by Jay Z at Compound on February 23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

9. Jay Z and Usher

Jay Z and Usher

Usher and Jay-Z attend the So So Def anniversary party hosted by Jay Z at Compound on February 23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

10. Jay Z and Beyonce in Cuba

Jay Z and Beyonce in Cuba

Jay Z and Beyonce had Republicans going crazy when they visited Cuba in April.

11. Jay Z at Nets Game

Jay Z at Nets Game

Jay-Z spent 4/20 watching the Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets Playoff Game at the Barclays Center on April 20, 2013 in BK.

12. Jay Z and Chris Martin

Jay Z and Chris Martin

Rapper Jay-Z and Chris Martin of Coldplay look on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on April 28, 2013.

13. Jay Z At Great Gatsby Premiere

Jay Z At Great Gatsby Premiere

Jay-Z attends ‘The Great Gatsby’ world premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on May 1, 2013 in New York City. He executive produced the film’s soundtrack.

14. Jay Z & Skylar Diggins

Jay Z & Skylar Diggins

Jay Z poses with one of his Roc Nation sports signees Skylar Diggins.

15. Jay Z and Beyonce

Jay Z and Beyonce

JAY Z joins Beyonce on stage for ‘Crazy In Love’ at the ‘Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live’ Concert in June.

16. Jay Z and Pharrell

Jay Z and Pharrell

Pharrell Williams speaks to guests including Jay-Z and Beyonce at the 10th anniversary party of Billionaire Boys Club presented by HTC at Tribeca Canvas on June 4, 2013.

17. Jay Z, Timbaland & Yeezy

Jay Z, Timbaland & Yeezy

Timbaland, Jay Z and Kanye West attend the Kanye West album listening party at Milk Studios on June 10, 2013 in New York City.

18. Jay Z at 40/40 10th Anniversary Party

Jay Z at 40/40 10th Anniversary Party

Geno Smith, Jay-Z, Victor Cruz and Robinson Cano attend The 40/40 Club 10 Year Anniversary Party at 40 / 40 Club on June 17, 2013 in New York City.

19. Tiny, T.I., Jay Z and Beyonce

Tiny, T.I., Jay Z and Beyonce

Tiny, T.I. Jay-Z and Beyonce attend The 40/40 Club 10 Year Anniversary Party at 40 / 40 Club on June 17, 2013 in New York City.

20. Jay Z

Jay Z

Jay-Z, Doug Morris, Clive Davis, John Legend and L.A. Reid attend a luncheon honoring Rob Stringer as UJA-Federation of New York Music Visionary of 2013 at The Pierre Hotel on June 21st.

21. Jay Z and Robinson Cano

Jay Z and Robinson Cano

Jay Z with Roc Nation Sports signee Robinson Cano on June 24th.

22. Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail Release

Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail Release

Jay Z celebrates the historic release of his “Magna Carta Holy Grail” album on July 3rd, which sold a million units prior to its release through a deal with Samsung.

23. Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail Release

Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail Release

Jay Z celebrates the historic release of his “Magna Carta Holy Grail” album on July 3rd, which sold a million units prior to its release through a deal with Samsung.

24. Jay Z and Timbaland

Jay Z and Timbaland

Jay Z and Timbaland celebrate the release of “Magna Carta Holy Grail.”

25. Jay Z and Beyonce

Jay Z and Beyonce

Beyonce and JAY Z attend JAY Z and Samsung Mobile’s celebration of the “Magna Carta Holy Grail” album. Watch him bust those stupid dope moves!

26. Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Display

Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Display

The artwork from Jay-Z’s album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ is displayed at Salisbury Cathedral opposite the 1215 Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral on July 1st.

27. Jay Z Picasso Baby

Jay Z Picasso Baby

Jay Z at the filming of his “Picasso Baby” performance art piece.

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Jay Z makes that “life is good” face at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival.

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jay-rihanna-yahoo-festival

Jay-Z and Rihanna perform on the main stage on day 3 of the Yahoo! Wireless Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on July 14, 2013 in London, England.

30. Jay Z & Alicia Keys

Jay Z & Alicia Keys

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys perform during the Legends of the Summer tour at Yankee Stadium on July 19, 2013 in New York, United States.

31. Jay Z at Dusse Afterparty

Jay Z at Dusse Afterparty

Jay-Z attends the Legends Of The Summer Official After Party at 40 / 40 Club on July 19, 2013 in New York City.

32. Jay Z and Beyonce at Trayvon Martin Vigil

Jay Z and Beyonce at Trayvon Martin Vigil

Beyonce, Jay Z, Sybrina Fulton and Al Sharpton attend National Action Network 100 City ‘Justice For Trayvon’ Vigil on July 20, 2013 in New York

33. Jay Z at Yankee Game

Jay Z at Yankee Game

Jay Z watches as the New York Yankees take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

34. Jay Z VMA Afterparty

Jay Z VMA Afterparty

Moving the crowd at a VMA’s Afterparty on August 25th.

35. Jay Z at Made In America Festival

Jay Z at Made In America Festival

JAY Z getting his swole on backstage during the 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 1, 2013 in

36. Jay Z Made In America

Jay Z Made In America

Jay Z having a drink after that workout…

37. Jay Z Diving

Jay Z Diving

The Carters took a break after MIA and took a trip to Italy for Beyonce’s Birthday and Jay’s diving form broke the Internet.

38. Jay Z and Drake

Jay Z and Drake

Jay Z and Drake attend Kevin Durant’s birthday party at Avenue on September 22, 2013 in New York City.

39. Jay Z

Jay Z

Jay Z performs on stage at O2 Arena on October 10, 2013 in London, England.

40. Jay Z In London

Jay Z In London

Jay Z busts more of those stupid dope moves on stage at O2 Arena on October 10, 2013 in London, England.

41. Jay Z at The Clearport

Jay Z at The Clearport

Musician Jay-Z pictured after landing at Antwerp airport on October 21, 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium.

42. Jay Z Racing?

Jay Z Racing?

Jay-Z arrives in the F1 paddock following practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 1, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

43. Jay Z and Beyonce

Jay Z and Beyonce

Jay and Bey watching The Clippers play the Thunder on November 21st. The Clips lost 91 – 105.

44. Jay Z in Minnesota

Jay Z in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – NOVEMBER 30: Jay Z performs at Xcel Energy Center on November 30, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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