Kanye West is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur as well as a fashion designer. He is among the world’s best selling music artists with over 140 million records sold worldwide.
Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His father Ray West is a former Black Panther and one of the first black photojournalists at The Atlanta Journal constitution while his mother Dr. Donda C. West was a professor of English at Clark Atlanta University and also the chair of the English Department at Chicago State University. After she retired she became his Manager. His parents divorced while he was three years old and was therefore brought up by his mother in Chicago, Illinois.
Kanye was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, georgia.
He attended Polaris High School and thereafter got a scholarship to attend Chicago’s American Academy of Art in 1997 and began taking painting classes. Shortly after, he transferred to Chicago State University to study English but realized that the busy class schedule was affecting his music career and therefore he dropped out at the age of 20 to concentrate on his music career.
Kanye demonstrated his love for arts at an early age. At the age of 5, he would write poems. At grade 3, his mother noticed his love for music and drawing and at age 13, he wrote a rap son titled “Green Eggs and Ham” . In early 2002’s he became a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records where he was producing singles for several mainstream artists. He is now one of the most famous American rapper, singer and songwriter.
Some of his albums are as follows:
-The College Dropout
-808s & Heartbreak
-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
-The Life of Pablo
-Jesus Is King
-Watch the Throne
-Kids See Ghosts
Kanye has won 21 Grammy Awards which has made him one of the most awarded artist of all the time. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in the year 2005 and 2015 by Time magazine.
Some of his awards include:
-Chicago Chapter’s Recording Academy Honor
-Billboard Artist Achievement Award
-Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Forbes estimated Kanye West net worth to be at $1.3 billion as of the year 2020.
Kanye West is married to television personality Kim Kardashian and they are blessed with four children. North “Nori” West, Saint West, Chicago West and Psalm West.