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Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. West began his music career in the mid-1990s, producing beats for local artists in Chicago. In 2000, he was signed to Roc-A-Fella Records and began producing music for major artists such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Ludacris.
Kanye West Age
West was born on June 8, 1977. He is45 years old.
Kanye West Nationality
West is a Black American
Kanye West Parents
West was born to Ray West and Donda West. His father, Ray West, was a photojournalist who later became a Christian counselor, and his mother, Donda West, was an English professor at Chicago State University and later became his manager. Sadly, Donda West passed away in 2007 due to complications after cosmetic surgery.
Kanye west Sibling
He has one younger brother, named Hal Carmichael, who was born in 1979. Hal Carmichael was involved in the music industry in the past, but has since taken a more low-profile approach to his career.
Kanye west Education
West attended Polaris High School in suburban Chicago, but eventually transferred to the Chicago State University to study English. However, he eventually dropped out of college to pursue a career in music.
Despite not completing his formal education, West has received multiple honorary degrees from institutions such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago State University.
Kanye West Changes his Name
In November 2021, Kanye West legally changed his name from “Kanye Omari West” to just “Ye”. So now, he goes by the name “Ye” instead of Kanye West.
Kanye West Wife
West was married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian from 2014 until 2021, when they filed for divorce. Together, they have four children.
Kanye’ Music Career
Kanye first gained recognition for his production work on Jay-Z’s album “The Blueprint” in 2001. He then released his debut album, “The College Dropout,” in 2004, which was both a commercial and critical success.
Since then, Kanye has released several successful albums, including “Late Registration,” “Graduation,” “808s & Heartbreak,” “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” “Yeezus,” “The Life of Pablo,” “Ye,” and “Jesus is King.”
In addition to his music career, Kanye has also been involved in the fashion industry. He founded his own clothing line, Yeezy, and has collaborated with Adidas on a number of popular sneaker designs.
Kanye west Albums
- The College Dropout (2004)
- Late Registration (2005)
- Graduation (2007)
- 808s & Heartbreak (2008)
- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
- Watch the Throne (with Jay-Z, 2011)
- Yeezus (2013)
- The Life of Pablo (2016)
- Ye (2018)
- Jesus is King (2019)
Kanye’s popular songs
- “Jesus Walks”
- “Gold Digger”
- “All of the Lights”
- “Black Skinhead”
- “Ultralight Beam”
- “Closed on Sunday”
West’s height around 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm).
Kanye West Net worth
Kanye’s net worth, it is estimated to be around $6.6 billion USD , making him one of the wealthiest musicians in the world.
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