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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Pop-Rap, Midwest Rap
Brash, Humorous, Energetic, Confident, Party/Celebratory, Boisterous, Street-Smart, Confrontational, Fun, Snide, Reflective, Swaggering, Gleeful, Summery, Giddy, Carefree, Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Laid-Back/Mellow, Playful, Passionate, Producer
Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Producer
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Columbia College, Chicago State University
Full Name at Birth
Kanye Omari West
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Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synth-pop, and classical music.
West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008, and his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010. His five albums, all of which have gone platinum, have received numerous awards and critical acclaim. As of 2011, West has won a total of fourteen Grammy awards. All albums have been very commercially successful, with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy becoming his fourth consecutive No.1 album in the U.S. upon release. West has had 5 songs exceed 3 million in digital sales as of July 2011, with "Gold Digger" selling 3,086,000, "Stronger" selling 4,402,000, "Heartless" selling 3,742,000, "E.T." selling over 4,000,000 and "Love Lockdown" selling over 3,000,000 placing him third in overall digital sales of the past decade . He has sold over 25 million digital songs in the United States placing him second for solo male artists on the list and sixth overall for best selling digital artists.
West also runs his own record label GOOD Music, home to artists such as John Legend, Common and Kid Cudi. West's mascot and trademark is "Dropout Bear," a teddy bear which has appeared on the covers of three of his five albums as well as various single covers and music videos. About.com ranked Kanye West No.8 on their "Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers" list. On May 16, 2008, Kanye West was crowned by MTV as the year's No.1 "Hottest MC in the Game." On December 17, 2010, Kanye West was voted as the MTV Man of the Year by MTV. Billboard ranked Kanye West No. 3 on their list of Top 10 Producers of the decade.
Rapper, Fashion Designer
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Kanye Omari West (; born June 8, 1977) is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, director and founder of the record label GOOD Music and creative content company DONDA. He is among the most successful and acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, and has attracted both praise and controversy for his outspoken public persona.
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North West (daughter)
Jay Z, Beyonce Knowles
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Vocals, Keyboards, Sampler, Percussion, Synthesizer
Very GOOD Beats, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Charlie Wilson, Child Rebel Soldier, Common, Go-Getters, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Mike Dean, Mos Def, No I.D., Talib Kweli
1996 - Present
Keyboards, Sampler, Percussion, Synthesizer, Piano
2 Chainz, Big Sean, Paul McCartney, Rihanna, The Game, Vic Mensa, Ludacris, Tyga, Drake
Saint West (son)
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Kanye West is married to Kim Kardashian West, they have been married for 18 months (since 24th May, 2014).
He has been engaged to Alexis Phifer from 2006 to 2008.
He also dated Virginie Maury in 2011, Chanel Iman from 2010 to 2011, Melody Thornton in 2010, Selita Ebanks in 2010, Dollicia Bryan in 2010, Amber Rose from 2008 to 2010 and Brooke Crittenton from 2005 to 2006.
Kanye West is rumored to have hooked up with Riccardo Tisci in 2011, Angela Martini in 2009 and Sessilee Lopez in 2008.
keyboards, sampler, percussion, synthesizer, piano
Consequence, GLC, Jay Z, John Legend, Pusha T, Really Doe, Rhymefest
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