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''The Blueprint 3'' is the eleventh studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released September 8, 2009, on Roc Nation. It is the final installment in ''The Blueprint'' trilogy, preceded by ''The Blueprint'' (2001) and ''The BlueprintĀ²: The Gift & The Curse'' (2002). Production for the album took place during 2008 to 2009 at several recording studios and was handled by Kanye West, The Neptunes, Jeff Bhasker, Al Shux, Jermone Harmon, No I.D., The Inkredibles, Swizz Beatz, and Timbaland.

The album debuted at number one on the US ''Billboard'' 200 chart, selling 476,000 copies in its first week. It became Jay-Z's eleventh US number-one album, breaking the record he had previously shared with Elvis Presley, and produced five singles that achieved chart success. Despite mixed criticism towards its lyrical content, ''The Blueprint 3'' received generally positive reviews from most music critics. ''Rolling Stone'' named it the fourth best album of 2009. The album has sold over 1.75 million copies in the United States.

The Blueprint 3 (Parental Advisory)
Label: Roc Nation
Release Date: 2009-09-11
Duration: 61:08


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Song Title       Time
1What We Talkin' About (Feat. Luke Steele of Empire Of The Sun)    04:04
2Thank You    04:10
3D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)    04:17
4Run This Town (Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West)    04:35
5Empire State Of Mind (Feat. Alicia Keys)    04:38
6Real As It Gets (Feat. Young Jeezy)    04:13
7On To The Next One (Feat. Swizz Beatz)    04:18
8Off That (Feat. Drake)    04:07
9A Star Is Born (Feat. J. Cole)    03:47
10Venus Vs. Mars    03:11
11Already Home (Feat. Kid Cudi)    04:30
12Hate (Feat. Kanye West)    02:32
13Reminder    04:19
14So Ambitious (Feat. Pharrell)    04:13
15Young Forever (Feat. Mr. Hudson)    04:14