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Kanye West

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, and founded record label GOOD Music. 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 starkly polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his critically acclaimed fifth album, the maximalist 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 abrasive 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 declaration that President George W. Bush "doesn't care about black people" 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 Season 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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Genres hip hop pop rap electronic electro conscious
Picks
  1. Real Friends
  2. I’m in It
  3. Welcome to Heartbreak
Top release My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Albums

  1. Early Enrollment
    2003
  2. The College Dropout Mixtape
    2003
  3. The College Dropout
    2003
  4. Kon the Louis Vuitton Don
    2004
  5. We Major in This
    2005
  6. Late Registration
    2005
  7. Freshmen Adjustment
    2005
  8. Kanye Essentials - First Semester: The Reissue
    2006
  9. Freshmen Adjustment, Volume 2
    2006
  10. Alter Ego
    2007
  11. Freshmen Adjustment, Volume 3
    2007
  12. Time
    2007
  13. Can't Tell Me Nothing (The Official Mix-Tape)
    2007
  14. The Graduate
    2007
  15. Graduation
    2007
  16. Mick Boogie, Terry Urban and 9th Wonder: The Graduate
    2007
  17. Sky High: Presented by DJ Benzi and Plain Pat
    2008
  18. Good Life
    2008
  19. Fast Forward
    2008
  20. 2.0
    808s & Heartbreak
    2008
  21. The Lost Tapes
    2009
  22. Air Yeezy
    2009
  23. G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night: Dusk
    2009
  24. GOOD Fridays
    2010
  25. Hot-N-Fun / Power / Dynamite
    2010
  26. 6.0
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    2010
  27. Watch the Throne
    2011
  28. Cruel Summer
    2012
  29. Cruel Summer
    2012
  30. The Prerequisite
    2013
  31. 6.0
    Yeezus
    2013
  32. 2.0
    The Life of Pablo
    2016
  33. ye
    2018

Other releases

  1. Chi Town Classic, Volume 2
    2003
  2. The New Workout Plan
    2004
  3. Unreleased Joints, Volume 4
    2004
  4. Jesus Walks
    2004
  5. Through the Wire
    2004
  6. All Falls Down
    2004
  7. Second Semester: Kanye Essentials 2
    2005
  8. Heard Em Say / Touch the Sky
    2005
  9. College Dropout: Video Anthology
    2005
  10. Diamonds From Sierra Leone
    2005
  11. Gold Digger
    2005
  12. Addiction (The Official House remix)
    2005
  13. Heard 'em Say
    2005
  14. Wake Up Mr. West
    2006
  15. Touch the Sky
    2006
  16. Touch the Sky
    2006
  17. Late Orchestration
    2006
  18. Impossible
    2006
  19. Extravaganza
    2006
  20. Gold Digger (High Contrast remix)
    2006
  21. Good Life
    2007
  22. I Still Love H.E.R.
    2007
  23. Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been)
    2007
  24. Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been)
    2007
  25. Can't Tell Me Nothing
    2007
  26. Live in Amsterdam: Semester Over Seas ’05
    2007
  27. Stronger
    2007
  28. Good Life
    2007
  29. D.A.N.C.E. / Stronger
    2007
  30. Pro Nails
    2007
  31. Flashing Lights
    2007
  32. Graduation "Bonus Tracks, Remixes, Unreleased" EP
    2007
  33. Can’t Tell Me Nothing
    2008
  34. The Graduate (Extra Credit)
    2008
  35. Homecoming
    2008
  36. Lollipop (remix)
    2008
  37. Put On
    2008
  38. Love Lockdown
    2008
  39. Heartless
    2008
  40. Love Lockdown (Essential 5 EP)
    2008
  41. Forever
    2009
  42. Gifted
    2009
  43. Knock You Down
    2009
  44. Supernova
    2009
  45. Run This Town
    2009
  46. Glow in the Dark
    2009
  47. VH1 Storytellers
    2010
  48. Fuck H8ters
    2010
  49. Power
    2010
  50. See Me Now
    2010
  51. Power (remix)
    2010
  52. Monster
    2010
  53. Runaway Love (remix)
    2010
  54. Devil in a New Dress
    2010
  55. Good Friday
    2010
  56. Lord Lord Lord
    2010
  57. So Appalled
    2010
  58. Christian Dior Denim Flow
    2010
  59. Runaway
    2010
  60. Take One for the Team
    2010
  61. Don't Look Down
    2010
  62. The Joy
    2010
  63. Looking for Trouble
    2010
  64. Chain Heavy
    2010
  65. Christmas in Harlem
    2010
  66. H•A•M
    2011
  67. All of the Lights
    2011
  68. Otis
    2011
  69. Marvin & Chardonnay
    2011
  70. Devil in a new dress
    2012
  71. Mercy
    2012
  72. Cold
    2012
  73. Pride N Joy
    2012
  74. I Wish You Would
    2012
  75. New God Flow
    2012
  76. Birthday Song
    2012
  77. Clique
    2012
  78. Diamonds (remix)
    2012
  79. Rollin'
    2012
  80. G.O.O.D. Music (remixed and unreleased)
    2013
  81. What's a Black Beatle?
    2013
  82. Drunk in Love
    2014
  83. Only One
    2014
  84. FourFiveSeconds
    2015
  85. All Day
    2015
  86. Facts
    2016
  87. Real Friends
    2016
  88. No More Parties In L.A.
    2016
  89. Famous
    2016
  90. Ultralight Prayer
    2016
  91. Saint Pablo
    2016
  92. Pop Style
    2016
  93. THat Part
    2016
  94. Champions
    2016
  95. Friends
    2016
  96. The Life of Paul (TLOP Extended/Remixed by Dorian Ye)
    2016
  97. Feel Me
    2017
  98. Love Yourself
    2017
  99. Love Yourself
    2017
  100. Ye vs. The People
    2018
  101. Lift Yourself
    2018