Kanye West was born on June 8 in Atlanta, Georgia born to a photographer father and a Professor of English mother.
He started his production career in the 1990s by creating beats for local artists in his community before he started a unique style of speeding up vocal samples from classic soul records.
Kanye started making waves in the music industry as a 19-year-old when he produced eight tracks on Down To Earth, in the 1996 debut album of Grav.
Full Name: Kanye Omari West
Date of Birth: June 8, 1977
Age: 44 Years Old
Place Of Birth: Atlanta
Networth: $1.8 Billion
Background: According to Wikipedia, West was raised in a middle-class environment, attending Polaris School for Individual Education in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois, after living in Chicago. At the age of 10, West moved with his mother to Nanjing, China, where she was teaching at Nanjing University as a Fulbright Scholar. According to his mother, West was the only foreigner in his class, but settled in well and quickly picked up the language, although he has since forgotten most of it. When asked about his grades in high school, West replied, “I got A’s and B’s.”
Education: West dropped out of Chicago State University at the age of 20 to concentrate on his musical career, he later released an album titled ‘The College Dropout in 2004.
Career: West has had a fulfilling career by exploring different music genre which includes, soul, baroque-pop, stadium rock, electro, house-music, indie rock, synth-pop, progressive rock, industrial, punk, and gospel.
The College Dropout (2004)
Late Registration (2005)
808s & Heartbreak (2008)
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
The Life of Pablo (2016)
Jesus Is King (2019)
Donda 2 (2022)
He has also collaborated in several albums such as:
Watch the Throne (2011) (with Jay-Z)
Cruel Summer (2012) (with GOOD Music)
Kids See Ghosts (2018) (with Kid Cudi, as Kids See Ghosts)
Kanye West has also made cameo appearances in films which include:
The College Dropout Video Anthology (2004)
Late Orchestration (2006)
VH1 Storytellers (2010)
Jesus Is King (2019)
A Man Named Scott (2021)
Marital Life: West started a relationship with designer Alexis Phifer in 2002 they got engaged in 2006, the relationship crashed in 2008, he also dated Amber Rose from 2008 to 2010.
in 2014, West got engaged to reality star Kim Kardashian in a private ceremony, the union produced four children North “Nori” West, Saint West, Chicago West, and Psalm West.
Kardashian filed for divorce on February 19, 2021, they both cited “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of divorce and agreed to joint custody of their four children. They also agreed that they do not need spousal support.
in 2019, Kanye West surpassed Jay-Z to become the highest-paid person in hip-hop.
Entrepreneur and musician Kanye West has a lucrative multi-year deal to design sneaker brand Yeezy for Adidas.
He gets an annual royalty from Adidas, which makes Yeezy shoes. The Yeezy brand pulled in an estimated $1.7 billion in sales in 2020.
In June 2020, retailer Gap and Kanye West announced they will start selling a line of West’s Yeezy clothing designed for Gap.
Sales of the Yeezy Gap clothing are expected to begin in the second half of 2021.
Awards: Kanye West has won numerous high-profile awards including the Grammy 21 times, BET Awards, and many more.
West has received the most nominations for Best Hip-Hop Video at the MTV Video Music Awards (nine), along with the second-most nominations for Best Male Video (seven).
In 2015, he became the third rap act to win the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
In 2008, West became the first solo artist to have his first three albums receive nominations for Album of the Year. Only Eminem (six times) has won Best Rap Album more times than West (four times); additionally, West and Eminem are the only acts to have won the award in multiple successive years. West has the most wins and nominations for Best Rap Song.
In 2021, Kanye won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at 2021 Grammys.
He was named Songwriter of the Year at the 2021 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards.