Kanye West has sold millions of albums and married one of the most popular female celebrities in the world, Kim Kardashian West. He is renowned for his outspoken nature and famous feuds, including an ongoing one with Taylor Swift. One thing’s for sure, West knows how to surprise the public and steal the spotlight.
Kanye West is an African American rapper, record producer, songwriter, singer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. He is 41 years old. His birthday is June 8, 1977 and he stands at 1.73 metres tall.
Kanye is famous for his music as well as his collaborations, having produced a number of rapper Jay-Z’s hit singles before starting his solo career.
As of 2018, Kanye’s net worth is reported to be $160 million.
Kanye made $22 million in 2015. His Yeezus tour grossed $25 million.
The star and his Keeping Up With The Kardashians wife, Kim Kardashian, currently reside in Hidden Hills, California.
Kanye’s full name is Kanye Omari West.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West met in 2004 when Kanye was recording a song with Brandy, but they kept their relationship platonic until early 2012, though he admitted he wanted to be with her long before they actually started dating.
West and Kardashian were engaged in October 2013, and they tied the knot in Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, on Saturday 24 May 2014.
In 2016, Kanye West announced via a series of Tweets that he was $53million in debt due to his ventures in the fashion world.
In November 2016, West was hospitalised after suffering from a nervous breakdown, and stopped making music for a while. However, he only cancelled a few of his tour dates due to this breakdown and a robbery in Paris to which his wife was victim.
In October 2017, he began making music again, contributing a verse on Cyhi The Prynce’s song Dat Side.
Kanye West’s mother, Donda West, died of complications resulting from plastic surgery. He wrote the songs, Hey Mama and Only One about her.
Some of Kanye’s biggest hits include: Gold Digger, Jesus Walks, Good Life, All of the Lights, Runaway, Stronger, Can’t Tell Me Nothing, Diamonds from Sierra Leone and Famous.
His biggest albums are: The College Dropout, 808s and Heartbreak, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, The Life of Pablo and Yeezus. Kanye’s first solo single, Through The Wire, was a song he created while his jaw was wired shut after a car accident. Kanye has had three number one hits on the Billboard chart; Stronger, Gold Digger, and Slow Jamz.
Kanye has collaborated with a vast number of current and past hip-hop, dance, pop, and R&B icons, including Jay-Z, Daft Punk, Jamie Foxx, Twista, Estelle, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo, T-Pain, and Goodie Mob.
The talented star is the 11th most awarded artist of all time when it comes to the Grammys, having won 21 and been nominated for 69. In total, he has 92 awards.
While he is signed to Roc-A-Fella Records currently, since 2004 West has had his own imprint within the label called GOOD Music, short for Getting Out Our Dreams.
The rapper originally said he was going to run for president in 2020, but has since pushed that date back to 2024. In 2009, Kanye interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the MTV awards, grabbing the microphone and saying the award should have gone to Beyonce.
In 2016, Kanye released the song Famous, in which he says that he and Taylor ‘might still have sex because I made that b***h famous’. Swift denies giving West the go-ahead to use these lyrics in a song, but this was refuted when Kim Kardashian released a recording of Swift agreeing.
West released Yeezy shoes in 2015 as part of a collaboration with Adidas. They are popular largely because of West’s celebrity, and the originality of the designs. Kanye himself wears them. West’s fashion line is called DW Kanye West.
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