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Kanye West

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as aproducer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint,aswell as hit singles for musical artistsincluding Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally usedpitched-up vocal samples from soul songsincorporated with his own drums and instruments.However,subsequent productionssaw him broadening his musical palette and expressinginfluences encompassing '70s R&B,baroque pop, trip hop,arenar ...read more

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as aproducer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint,aswell as hit singles for musical artistsincluding Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally usedpitched-up vocal samples from soul songsincorporated with his own drums and instruments.However,subsequent productionssaw him broadening his musical palette and expressinginfluences encompassing '70s R&B,baroque pop, trip hop,arenarock,folk,alternative, electronica, synth-pop, and classical music.West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third albumGraduation in 2007,his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008, and his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in2010. His five albums, all of which havegone platinum, have received numerous awards and critical acclaim.As of 2011,Westhas won a total of fourteen Grammy awards. All albumshave been very commercially successful,with My Beautiful DarkTwisted Fantasy becoming his fourth consecutive No.1 album in the U.S. uponrelease. West has had 5 songs exceed 3 millionin digital sales as of July 2011, with "Gold Digger" selling 3,086,000,"Stronger"selling4,402,000,"Heartless"selling 3,742,000,"E.T."selling over 4,000,000 and "Love Lockdown" selling over 3,000,000 placing him third in overalldigital sales of the pastdecade. He has sold over 25 million digital songs in the United States placing him second for solo male artists on thelist andsixth overall for best selling digital artists.West also runs his own record label GOOD Music, home to artists such as John Legend, Common and Kid Cudi. West's mascotand trademark is"Dropout Bear," a teddy bear which has appeared on the covers of three of his five albums as well as varioussingle covers and music videos.About.com ranked Kanye West No.8 on their "Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers" list.On May 16,2008, Kanye West was crowned by MTV as the year'sNo.1 "Hottest MC in the Game." On December 17,2010, Kanye Westwas voted as the MTV Man of the Year by MTV.Billboard ranked KanyeWest No. 3 on their list of Top 10 Producers of thedecade. « hide

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LPs
Donda
2021

2.9
577 Votes
Jesus Is King
2019

2.1
904 Votes
ye
2018

2.9
1,269 Votes
The Life of Pablo
2016

3.3
2,056 Votes
Yeezus
06/18/2013

3.5
3,229 Votes
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2010

4.2
5,001 Votes
808s and Heartbreak
2008

3.3
2,924 Votes
Graduation
2007

3.6
3,165 Votes
Late Registration
2005

4
3,003 Votes
The College Dropout
2004

4.1
3,191 Votes
EPs
Wash Us in the Blood
2020

3.1
25 Votes
Jesus Walks
2004

4.1
8 Votes
Through the Wire
2003

3.6
7 Votes
Live Albums
VH1 Storytellers: Kanye West
2009

3.1
46 Votes
Late Orchestration
2006

3.5
124 Votes
Compilations
Donda 2
2022

1.6
140 Votes
Good Friday Mixtape
2010

3.6
45 Votes
Can't Tell Me Nothing
2007

3
16 Votes
Freshmen Adjustment 3
2007

3.5
1 Votes
The College Dropout Anthology
2005

2.7
21 Votes
Freshmen Adjustment
2004

Freshmen Adjustment 2
2004

2001 Demo Tape
2001

3.2
18 Votes
1997 Beat Tape
1997

2.9
8 Votes
The Mixtapes


5
1 Votes

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