Kanye West is a Hollywood singer, hip hop recording artist, fashion designer, record producer and an entrepreneur. He was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia in the US, as Kanye Omari West. He was born to Ray West and Donda C West. His father was the
Black Panther, and his mother was an English professor at Clark Atlanta University. He is one among the top musicians in the US. He was brought up in Chicago. He attended the art school. In the early 2000s, he became the producer for the Roc-A- Fella Records. He produced the singles by the artists Alicia Keys and Jay-Z. He made his debut as a rapper through “The College Dropout” in 2004. It was a commercial hit. “Late Registration” in 2005, “Graduation” in 2007, “808s & Heartbreak” in 2008 gave him a good name among the music lovers. In 2013, he released his album, “Yeezus,” which was critically praised. His latest album, “The Life of Pablo” is released in 2016. Kanye is popular for his controversial speeches and comments. During 2005, he publicly commented about the President George W Bush, “He doesn’t care about Black people” shook the politics.
He recently created a controversy through his lyrics in his album about the singer,
Taylor Swift. He is one among the top-earning celebrities in the US. He has won the Grammy Awards 21 times. His relationship with Alexis Phifer ended with engagement, which lasted for 18 months. In 2008, he dated
Amber Rose, and it also ended in 2010. Later, he was in a relationship with
Kim Kardashian and married her in 2014 May 24. This couple has two children, North Nori West, their daughter, aged 4 and the son Saint West, aged two months. Kanye West started to believe the spiritualism after his album, “The College Dropout.” “Jesus Walks” from the album, made him follow the religion truly. When he was asked about his spirituality, he replied, "I will say that I'm spiritual. I have accepted Jesus as my Savior. And I will say that I fall short every day." He has performed in the Hollywood movies, such as “Fade to Black,” “State Property 2,” “We Were Once a Fairytale,” “Cruel Summer” and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” He has also appeared in few TV Shows and is participating in the show, “
Keeping Up With The Kardashians” from 2012.
Kanye Omari West is an American songwriter, hip hop recording artist, fashion designer, entrepreneur and record producer. He is one of the top singers in the music industry. His work is appreciated by the audience and critics as well his fellow singer from the industry.
He was born in Georgia. His parents got separated when he was three years old. He was looked up by his mother who was an English professor, in Chicago. He used to spend his summers with his father who was an award-winning photographer. He did his graduation from Polaris High School and later went to art school at Chicago State University.
He spent many of his years as a rapper with local artists. In 2001 he moved to
New York to begin is full-time music career. He was hired by rapper Jay-Z to produce songs for his album The Blueprint. The album was a huge hit, and more than 420,000 copies were sold in the first week of its release. He has even produced albums for famous singers, including Beyonce and rapper Ludacris. In 2002, he signed a deal with Roc-A-Fella Records, under the label of Jay-Z and started recording them in the studio.
Once on his way home after a session in Los Angeles, his car met with an accident fracturing his jaw. After his recovery, he completed the recording of his first album The College Dropout. The album was released in 2004, and 2.6 million copies were sold of the album. West won the Grammy for Best Rap Album. He was a feat in the album Late Registration in 2005 and Graduation in 2007. He won three Grammys in the category of Best Rap Song for his songs "Jesus Walks,"Good Life" and "Diamonds from Sierra Leone." He won the Best Rap Solo Performance award for "Gold Digger," in 2005. He won the Grammy for the song "You Don't Know My Name," which was sung by Alicia Keys. He won Grammy for Best Rap Performance in 2007 on his collaboration with Common on "Southside."
In 2007, he lost his mother due to complications from cosmetic surgery. In his first concert, he dedicated a performance "Hey Mama" in the remembrance of his mother. After the bad phase of life, he came up with two albums 808s & Heartbreak. Both the albums were a huge hit, and he won two Grammy in that year for his work. He has worked with Jay-Z, T.I and Lil Wayne.
In 2009, he came up with two albums Good Morning Good Night: Dawn and Good Morning Good Night: Dusk. In the same year, he debuted as a designer of shoes for the brand Louis Vuitton. He funds the Kanye West Foundation, which was founded by his mother. The foundation works for the reduction of high school dropouts.
In 2002, he was linked up with designer Alexis Phifer. He proposed to her In 2006, and they got engaged in but after 18 months they both separated. In 2012, he started dating Kim Kardashian, who is a reality television star. In 2013, Kim gave birth to their first daughter in Los Angeles. They couple named their daughter North. In the same year, West proposed Kim at the AT&T baseball stadium which is in San Francisco. They got married in 2014 having a big celebrity style wedding. In 2015, Kim gave birth to their second child, a son in December.