Kanye Omari West, better known as Kanye West, is an American producer turned rapper, songwriter, record producer, singer, actor and fashion designer. His passion to become a rapper came true in 2013 with his debut album ‘Death’ and following that year, he released his second album ‘The College Dropout’ which was an instant hit.
Kanye West was born on the 8th of June 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. He is currently 42 years old.
|Birth Name||Kanye Omari West|
|Nickname||Ye, The Louis Vuitton Don, Konman, Yeezy|
|Date of Birth||June 8, 1977|
|Place of Birth||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Age||42 years old|
|Profession||American Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur|
- Father – Ray West
- Mother – Dr. Donda C. West
- Siblings – Unknown
He attended Polaris High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA. Then, he got enrolled at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and then in Chicago State University but left the college to take over his music ambition.
Kanye West Wife
Kayne West and television star Kim Kardashian started dating in April 2012. They got married on May 24, 2015, in Florence, Italy. They have four children together, daughter North West, born on June 15, 2013, son Saint West, born on December 5, 2015, daughter Chicago West, born on January 15, 2018, and son Psalm West, born in May 2019.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 8 inches|
Centimeters – 173 cm
Meters – 1.73 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 80 kg|
Pounds – 176 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||12 (US)|
He released his first album The College Dropout in 2004.
Keyboards, Sampler, Percussion, Synthesizer, Piano
Very GOOD Beats, Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Recordings
He starred in a short film, “We Were Once a Fairytale” released on June 24, 2009.
Most of his albums have become platinum. Kanye became subject to media attention since he started dating Kim.
He has endorsed several brands including Pepsi, Nike, and Megaupload, to name a few.
- American Music Awards – 2008 (2)
- ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards – 2005 (2)
- BET Awards – 2004, 05 (2), 06 (2), 08 (2), 09, 11, 12
- BET Hip Hop Awards – 2007 (2), 08 (2), 09, 10 (2), 12 (3), 14, 15 (2), 16
- BET Honors – Visionary Award – 2015
- Billboard Music Awards – 2004 (4), 2005
- Brit Awards – 2006, 08, 09
- ECHO Awards – 2008
- Footwear News Achievement Awards – 2015
- Grammy Award – 2005 (3), 06 (3), 08 (4), 09 (2), 10 (2), 12 (4), 13 (2)
- MOBO Awards – 2004 (3), 06, 07 (2)
- MTV Europe Music Awards – 2006, 08
- MTV Video Music Awards – 2005, 08, 15, 17
- MTV Platinum Video Plays Awards – 2012
- MTVU Woodie Awards – 2011
- NAACP Image Awards – 2005
- NME Awards – 2006, 10
- O Music Awards – 2011 (2)
- People’s Choice Awards – 2010, 12
- Soul Train Awards – 2006, 09, 11, 12
- Source Awards – 2004 (3)
- Teen Choice Awards – 2009
- Vibe Awards – 2005, 07
- Webby Awards – 2016
- World Music Awards – 2004, 06
Kanye West Favorite Things
- Favorite Artist – Kid Cudi
- Favorite Actress – Scarlett Johansson
- Favorite Food – soul food
- Favorite Album – Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
- Favorite Band – Franz Ferdinand
- Favorite Movie – Coming to America (1988)
Kanye West Quotes
“Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?”
“I’ll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying.”
“I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”
“Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the raising sun.”
“If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed.”
Kanye West Facts
West was named International Man of the Year by GQ in 2007 at a ceremony at Covent Garden’s Opera House in London.
He owns an online travel company called “Kanye Travel Ventures”.
Kanye broke down at a concert in Paris, a week after the passing of his mother, Dr. Donda West, as he tried to sing the verses of “Hey Mama,” a song he had written earlier on in his career in dedication to her.
Kanye West is an avid basketball fan. He is regularly spotted at LA Lakers games and has written almost as many lyrics about the sport as he has about himself.
He’s had over 12 million record sales and 30 million download sales in the United States alone, making him third for solo male artists and sixth overall on the list of best-selling digital artists.
West and his family live in a $20 million luxury house in Hidden Hills California that includes two swimming pools and a vineyard.
Kanye West net worth is estimated over $160 Million as of 2017. He enjoys an expensive lifestyle with his immense fortune.
As of 2013, Kanye West has received 21 Grammy awards, making him the most awarded artist of all time.