Jay-Z Opens Barclays Center

Jay-Z performed the first of eight shows at the newly built Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday night.

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Rapper Jay-Z performed the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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The Barclays Center welcomed fans of Jay-Z for the first of eight concerts to open the venue at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
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The nearly $5 billion project opened Friday night with the Brooklyn native, project backer and hip-hop legend's performance. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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There were 20,000 fans in attendance for the show. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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The Barclays Center will rival Manhattan's Madison Square Garden for musical events. A number of acts have booked shows at the venue, including Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan, Rihanna, Rush, The Who, Justin Bieber and Neil Young and Crazy Horse. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Jay-Z will perform at Barclays through Oct. 6 with the exception of Oct. 2. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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