Kanye West

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Legal name: Kanye Omari West

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Kanye Omari West (; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, record producer, businessman, fashion designer, and politician. He has been influential in the 21st-century development of mainstream hip hop, popular music, and popular culture in general.

Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West gained notoriety as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing singles for several mainstream artists. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. He experimented with a variety of musical genres on subsequent acclaimed studio albums, including Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and 808s & Heartbreak (2008). Drawing inspiration from maximalism and minimalism, respectively, West's fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) and sixth album Yeezus (2013) were also critical successes. He went on to release The Life of Pablo (2016), Ye (2018), and Jesus Is King (2019). West's discography also includes the full-length collaborations Watch the Throne (2011) and Kids See Ghosts (2018) with Jay-Z and Kid Cudi, respectively.

West's outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant media attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings, as well as for his comments on the music and fashion industries, U.S. politics, and race. In 2020, he ran an independent presidential campaign that advocated for a consistent life ethic. His Christian faith, as well as his marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian, have also been a source of media attention. As a fashion designer, he has collaborated 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 world's best-selling music artists, with more than 20 million albums and 140 million singles sold worldwide. He has won a total of 22 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time. Among his other awards are the Billboard Artist Achievement Award, a joint-record three Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Six of his albums were included on Rolling Stone's 2020 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list; the same publication named him one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. West is the tied holder for the most albums (four) topping the annual Pazz & Jop critic poll, a distinction he shares with Bob Dylan. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. As of 2021, he has a net worth of $1.8 billion.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2003The College DropoutKanye West4.412
2005Late RegistrationKanye West4.3516
2007GraduationKanye West3.914
2008808s & HeartbreakKanye West3.458
2009G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. NightKanye West & Malik Yusef1.53
2010My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKanye West4.516
2011Watch the ThroneJay-Z & Kanye West3.47
2013YeezusKanye West3.97
2016The Life of PabloKanye West3.854
2018yeKanye West3.27
2019Jesus Is KingKanye West3.35

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2005The College Dropout Video AnthologyKanye West1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2006Late OrchestrationKanye West3
2010VH1 StorytellersKanye West3

Album + Mixtape/Street

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2003I'm Good…Kanye West1
2007Can't Tell Me Nothing: The Official MixtapeKanye West1
2008Sky High: Presented by DJ Benzi and Plain PatKanye West2
2011Eyes ClosedKanye West2

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2004Through the WireKanye West3
2004All Falls DownKanye West6
2004Jesus WalksKanye West2
2004The New Workout PlanKanye West1
2005Diamonds From Sierra LeoneKanye West3
2005Gold DiggerKanye West feat. Jamie Foxx3
2005Heard ’Em SayKanye West featuring Adam Levine of Maroon 55
2005Heard Em Say / Touch the SkyKanye West1
2006Touch the SkyKanye West2
2006ImpossibleKanye West featuring Twista, Keyshia Cole and BJ2
2006ExtravaganzaJamie Foxx feat. Kanye West1
2006Number OnePharrell feat. Kanye West2
2007I still love H.E.R.Teriyaki Boyz feat. Kanye West2
2007Can't Tell Me NothingKanye West1
2007StrongerKanye West38
2007Good LifeKanye West1
2007Pro NailsKid Sister feat. Kanye West4
2007Flashing LightsKanye West1
2008Finer ThingsDJ Felli Fel feat. Kanye West, Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous & Ne‐Yo1
2008American BoyEstelle feat. Kanye West1
2008HomecomingKanye West feat. Chris Martin1
2008Put OnYoung Jeezy feat. Kanye West2
2008Love LockdownKanye West2
2008HeartlessKanye West1
2008AmazingKanye West feat. Young Jeezy1
2009ParanoidKanye West1
2009GiftedN.A.S.A. feat. Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li2
2009Make Her SayKid Cudi feat. Kanye West & Common3
2009Knock You DownKeri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne‐Yo3
2009SupernovaMr Hudson feat. Kanye West1
2009Run This TownJay-Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West3.57
2010PowerKanye West2
2010MonsterKanye West feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj1
2010Devil in a New DressKanye West1
2010Good FridayKanye West feat. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson1
2010Lord Lord LordKanye West feat. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie Wilson1
2010So AppalledKanye West, RZA, Jay‐Z, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz & Cyhi the Prynce1
2010Christian Dior Denim FlowKanye West feat. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie1
2010RunawayKanye West feat. Pusha T1
2010Take One for the TeamKanye West feat. Keri Hilson, Pusha T & CyHi da Prynce1
2010Don't Look DownKanye West feat. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean31
2010The JoyKanye West feat. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield & Kid Cudi1
2010Looking for TroubleKanye West feat. Pusha T, CyHi da Prynce, Big Sean & J. Cole1
2010Chain HeavyKanye West feat. Talib Kweli & Consequence1
2010Hurricane 2.0Thirty Seconds to Mars feat. Kanye West3.52
2010Christmas in HarlemKanye West, Cyhi da Prynce & Teyana Taylor1
2011H•A•MKanye West & Jay-Z1
2011All of the LightsKanye West feat. Rihanna12
2011OtisJay-Z & Kanye West1
2011Marvin & ChardonnayBig Sean feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash1
2012MercyKanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz1
2012ColdKanye West feat. DJ Khaled1
2012I Wish You WouldDJ Khaled feat. Kanye West & Rick Ross51
2012New God FlowPusha T & Kanye West1
2012Birthday Song2 Chainz feat. Kanye West1
2012CliqueKanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean1
2012Rollin'The Game feat. Kanye West, Trae, Z-Ro, Paul Wall & Slim Thug1
2014Only OneKanye West featuring Paul McCartney1
2015FourFiveSecondsRihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney43
2015All DayKanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney51
2015U MadVic Mensa feat. Kanye West1
2016FactsKanye West1
2016Real FriendsKanye West1
2016No More Parties In L.A.Kanye West1
2016Ultralight PrayerKanye West1
2016Saint PabloKanye West1
2016FamousKanye West1
2016Pop StyleDrake feat. Kanye West & JAY Z1
2016THat PartScHoolboy Q feat. Kanye West2
2016ChampionsKanye West, Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti, Quavo & Desiigner1
2016FriendsFrancis and the Lights feat. Bon Iver & Kanye West2
2017Feel MeTyga feat. Kanye West1
2017Love YourselfMary J. Blige feat. Kanye West1
2018Ye vs. The PeopleKanye West (Starring TI as The People)2
2018Lift YourselfKanye West2
2018WatchTravis Scott feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Kanye West2
2018XTCYKanye West1
2018I Love ItKanye West & Lil Pump4
2020Wash Us in the BloodKanye West feat. Travis Scott4
2020Ego DeathTy Dolla $ign feat. Kanye West, FKA twigs & Skrillex1
2020Nah Nah NahKanye West1
2020Smack DVDSAINt JHN feat. Kanye West1

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