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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Kanye West's Girlfriend Chaney Jones Appears to Get a 'Ye' Tattoo on Her Wrist
Kanye West and Chaney Jones were first linked in February, when they were seen shopping together in Miami
Kim Kardashian Says She's Had 'Panic Attacks' from Styling Herself amid Kanye West Divorce
The Yeezy designer famously styled the reality star during the years that they were together
Kylie Jenner Posts Adorable Throwback Video of Stormi in Honor of Psalm's Birthday: 'Time Flies'
"Omgg this video of my baby when she was just 1 year old with psalm saying she wants a baby brother," Jenner captioned the sweet video posted to her Instagram on Monday
Kanye West Drops 'Life of the Party' Video on Mother's Day, Featuring Pics of His Late Mom Donda
The song "Life of the Party" is featured on the deluxe version of the rapper's tenth studio album Donda, named for his mother
Kendrick Lamar Morphs into Kanye West, Nipsey Hussle and More in 'The Heart Part 5' Music Video
Kendrick Lamar also transforms into the likes of other Black celebrities in the music video, including Kobe Bryant, O.J. Simpson, Jussie Smollett and Will Smith

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Pete Davidson Jokes About 'Really Weird Year' Dating Kanye West's Ex Kim Kardashian
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Kanye West Escapes to Tokyo with Girlfriend Chaney Jones amid Strict Travel Restrictions
Kanye West and Chaney Jones' trip to Tokyo comes as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that he's easing travel restrictions next month
Kim Kardashian Gets Emotional After Kanye West Retrieves Her Sex Tape Footage: It 'Means a Lot'

During Thursday's episode of The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian broke down in tears upon revealing that Kanye West traveled to retrieve her sex tape footage from ex Ray J