Kanye West is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, film director,
entrepreneur and fashion designer from Chicago, Illinois.
West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his
work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001), as well as hit singles for musical artists including
Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson.
West is one of the best-selling and among the most awarded artists in popular music. West has won a total of
21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all-time
Kanye Omari West
The Louis Vuitton Don
June 8, 1977 ( age
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Columbia College in Chicago, Chicago State University
Donda West, Ray West
Kim Kardashian (m. 2014)
Rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, director, fashion designer, entrepreneur
Vocals, keyboards, sampler, percussion, synthesizer
Charlie Wilson, Child Rebel Soldier, Common, Go-Getters, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Mike Dean, Mos Def, No I.D., Talib Kweli
Did You Know:
• Lived in China with his mother when he was 10.
• California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the "Donda West Law," named after his mother,
which makes it mandatory for patients to provide medical clearance for elective cosmetic surgery.
Kanye West Quotes
"George Bush doesn't care about black people, ... They're saying black families are looting and white families are just looking for food...they're giving the (Army) permission to shoot us?"
-September 2, 2005, during a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief on NBC (alongside actor Mike Myers)
"I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time."
-On September 13, during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, after going onstage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech.
"I ain't here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus."
"And wouldn't change by the change, or the game, or the fame, when he came, in the game, he made his own name"?
"I said Yo Jay, I can rap. And I spit this rap that said I'm killin' ya'll *****s on this lyrical sh*t, mayonnaise colored benz, I push miracle whips."?
"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"?
"They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?"
Kanye West Awards
American Music Awards - 2 wins - 8 Nominations
ASCAP Awards - 6 wins - 6 Nominations
Australia Video Music Award - 0 wins - 3 Nominations
BET Awards - 7 wins - 30 Nominations
BET Hip Hop Awards - 11 wins - 53 Nominations
Billboard Music Awards - 4 wins - 17 Nominations
Billboard Spin Awards - 1 wins - 1 Nominations
Billboard Year-End Chart Awards - 1 wins - 1 Nominations
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards - 2 wins - 8 Nominations
Bravo A-List Awards - 0 wins - 4 Nominations
BMI Urban Music - 13 wins - 13 Nominations
BRIT Awards - 3 wins - 8 Nominations
ECHO Awards - 1 wins - 1 Nominations
Grammy Awards - 21 wins - 53 Nominations
GQ Awards - 2 wins - 2 Nominations
International Dance Music Awards - 1 wins - 1 Nominations
Meteor Music Awards - 1 wins - 1 Nominations
MOBO Awards - 6 wins - 17 Nominations
MTV Asia Music Awards - 0 wins - 2 Nominations
MTV Europe Music Awards - 2 wins - 17 Nominations
MTV's Annual Hottest MC - 1 wins - 6 Nominations
MTV Video Music Awards - 4 wins - 38 Nominations
mtvU Woodie Award - 1 wins - 2 Nominations
MuchMusic - 3 wins - 11 Nominations
NAACP Image Awards - 1 wins - 14 Nominations
NME Awards - 3 wins - 6 Nominations
O Music Awards - 2 wins - 4 Nominations
People's Choice Awards - 2 wins - 4 Nominations
Planeta Awards - 0 wins - 1 Nominations
Soul Train Award - 1 wins - 4 Nominations
Source Awards - 3 wins - 7 Nominations
Sucker Free Awards - 2 wins - 3 Nominations
Teen Choice Awards - 1 wins - 7 Nominations
TRL Awards - 1 wins - 2 Nominations
Vibe Awards - 2 wins - 10 Nominations
Video Music Awards Japan - 2 wins - 4 Nominations
World Music Awards - 2 wins - 14 Nominations