Kanye West

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Legal name: Kanye Omari West

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Kanye Omari West (/ˈkɑːnj/; born June 8, 1977) is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. He is among the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, attracting both praise and criticism for his work and outspoken public persona.

Raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay Z and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success. He went on to explore a variety of different musical styles on subsequent albums that included the baroque-inflected Late Registration (2005), the arena-inspired Graduation (2007), and the polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his critically acclaimed fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and the following year he collaborated with Jay Z on the joint LP Watch the Throne (2011). West released his sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. Following release delays and work on non-musical projects, West's seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016.

West's outspoken views and ventures outside of music have received significant mainstream attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy and public scrutiny for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings. His more publicized comments include his unscripted denunciation of President George W. Bush during a live 2005 television broadcast for Hurricane Katrina relief and his interruption of singer Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. West's efforts as a designer include collaborations with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear, and have most prominently resulted in the YEEZY collaboration with Adidas beginning in 2013. He is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA.

West is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist of his age. Three of his albums rank on Rolling Stone's 2012 "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 The College Dropout Kanye West 4.4 7
2005 Late Registration Kanye West 4.4 8
2007 Graduation Kanye West 3.85 7
2008 808s & Heartbreak Kanye West 3.15 6
2009 G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night Kanye West & Malik Yusef 2
2010 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West 4.25 6
2011 Watch the Throne JAY Z & Kanye West 3.15 5
2012 Cruel Summer Kanye West 1
2013 Yeezus Kanye West 1 5
2016 The Life of Pablo Kanye West 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Best of Kanye West Kanye West 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Late Orchestration Kanye West 2
2010 VH1 Storytellers Kanye West 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Freshmen Adjustment Kanye West 2
2006 Freshmen Adjustment, Volume 2 Kanye West 1
2007 Can't Tell Me Nothing: The Official Mixtape Kanye West 1
2007 Freshmen Adjustment, Volume 3 Kanye West 1
2008 Sky High: Presented by DJ Benzi and Plain Pat Kanye West 2
2009 The Lost Tapes Kanye West 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Through the Wire Kanye West 3
2004 All Falls Down Kanye West 3
2004 Jesus Walks Kanye West 1
2005 Diamonds From Sierra Leone Kanye West 3
2005 Gold Digger Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx 3
2005 Heard 'em Say Kanye West 5
2005 Heard Em Say / Touch the Sky Kanye West 1
2006 Touch the Sky Kanye West 1
2006 Impossible Kanye West 1
2006 Extravaganza Jamie Foxx feat. Kanye West 1
2007 I Still Love H.E.R. Teriyaki Boyz feat. Kanye West 1
2007 Stronger Kanye West 3 5
2007 Pro Nails Kid Sister feat. Kanye West 4
2008 Put On Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West 1
2008 Love Lockdown Kanye West 2
2009 Gifted N.A.S.A. feat. Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li 2
2009 Run This Town Jay-Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West 2 6
2010 Power Kanye West 1
2010 E.T. Katy Perry feat. Kanye West 13
2010 Monster Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj 1
2010 Devil in a New Dress Kanye West 1
2010 Good Friday Kanye West feat. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson 1
2010 Lord Lord Lord Kanye West feat. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie Wilson 1
2010 So Appalled Kanye West feat. RZA, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz & CyHi da Prynce 1
2010 Christian Dior Denim Flow Kanye West feat. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie 1
2010 Runaway Kanye West feat. Pusha T 1
2010 Take One for the Team Kanye West feat. Keri Hilson, Pusha T & CyHi da Prynce 1
2010 Don't Look Down Kanye West feat. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean 3 1
2010 The Joy Kanye West feat. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield & Kid Cudi 1
2010 Looking for Trouble Kanye West feat. Pusha T, CyHi da Prynce, Big Sean & J. Cole 1
2010 Chain Heavy Kanye West feat. Talib Kweli & Consequence 1
2010 Christmas in Harlem Kanye West feat. Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Vado, CyHi da Prynce, Pusha T, Musiq Soulchild, Teyana Taylor & Big Sean 1
2011 H•A•M Kanye West & Jay-Z 1
2011 All of the Lights Kanye West feat. Rihanna 1 1
2011 Otis Jay-Z & Kanye West 1
2011 Marvin & Chardonnay Big Sean feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash 1
2012 Mercy Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz 1
2012 Cold Kanye West feat. DJ Khaled 1
2012 I Wish You Would DJ Khaled feat. Kanye West & Rick Ross 5 1
2012 New God Flow Pusha T & Kanye West 1
2012 Birthday Song 2 Chainz feat. Kanye West 1
2012 Clique Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean 1
2012 Rollin' The Game feat. Kanye West, Trae, Z-Ro, Paul Wall & Slim Thug 1
2014 Only One Kanye West 1
2015 FourFiveSeconds Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney 4 2
2015 All Day Kanye West 5 1
2016 Facts Kanye West 1
2016 Real Friends Kanye West 1
2016 No More Parties In L.A. Kanye West 1
2016 Saint Pablo Kanye West 1
2016 Famous Kanye West 1
2016 Pop Style Drake feat. Kanye West & JAY Z 1
I Don't Like (Remix) Chief Keef feat. Kanye West, Pusha T, Jadakiss & Big Sean 2

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Addiction (The Official House remix) Kanye West 1
2008 Lollipop (remix) Lil Wayne feat. Kanye West 1
2010 Power (remix) Kanye West feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz 1
2010 Runaway Love (remix) Kanye West feat. Justin Bieber & Raekwon 1
2012 Diamonds (remix) Rihanna feat. Kanye West 1 1
2014 Drunk in Love Beyoncé feat. JAY Z & Kanye West 2

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Unreleased Joints, Volume 4 Kanye West 1
2005 College Dropout: Video Anthology Kanye West 1
2007 Graduation "Bonus Tracks, Remixes, Unreleased" EP Kanye West 1
2008 Love Lockdown (Essential 5 EP) Kanye West 1
2009 Glow in the Dark Kanye West 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Eyes Closed Kanye West 1

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