Kanye West

Kanye West is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago. The rapper and fashion designer legally changed his name to Ye in October 2021 after explaining that it has religious significance to him.

The critically acclaimed musician is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 135 million records sold worldwide. West first gained recognition as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for recording artists including Jay-Z, Ludacris, and Alicia Keys. He went on to pursue a solo career as a rapper, and released his debut album, The College Dropout in 2004.

Outside of music, West's outspoken views and personal life have gained significant media coverage, due to his high-profile relationship with estranged wife Kim Kardashian. As a fashion designer, the creative launched his brand Yeezy – which resulted in collaborations with Adidas, Nike, The Gap and Louis Vuitton. He's also founder of DONDA, a creative content company started in 2012.
Kanye West
Full Name
Kanye Omari West
Chicago, IL
Notable Projects


How tall is Kanye West?

Kanye West is 5'8" tall.

How old is Kanye West?

Kanye West is 44 years old. He was born on June 8th, 1977.

How many people voted for Kanye West in the 2020 Presidential election?

Kanye West received 60,000 votes across the 12 states in which he appeared on the ballot. He got the most votes in Tennessee, where he tallied 10,188 votes.

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