Kanye West

Kanye West


Kanye West (born 8.6.1977)
Kanye West is American hip-hop artist whose debut album, The College Dropout propelled him to international stardom and critical acclaim.

Kanye West: Net Worth
In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth claimed Kanye West had a net worth of 120 million USD.

Kanye West: Childhood
Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was three years old when his parents divorced. He moved to Chicago, Illinois with his mother. Kanye's father, Ray, was a member of the Black Panther movement, as well as being one of the first black photojournalists for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His mother, Donda, was Professor of English at Clark Atlanta University and Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University. She retired in order to become Kanye's manager.
Kanye enrolled at Chicago State University, but dropped out to focus on his music. He produced music for a number of local acts and later gained notoriety producing hit singles for artists including Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, Cam'ron, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson and John Legend. His first major label work was on The Truth by Beanie Sigel and his trademark vocal sampling sound first emerged on Jay-Z's 'This Can't Be Life.'

Kanye West: Career
Kanye West's work was featured heavily on The Blueprint, Jay-Z's 2001 album and he quickly became an important figure in hip-hop production. However, a number of record labels turned down the opportunity to work with him as an artist in his own right, as he did not fit easily into existing hip hop categories or stereotypes.
West's debut album, The College Dropout was eventually released on Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records in 2004. The album has been certified triple platinum and included guest appearances from Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, Mos Def and Common. During this time, he also provided the beats for Brandy's single 'Talk About Our Love.'
In 2005, Kanye West released his second album Late Registration. The album, which sold over 860,000 copies in its first week, featured the singles 'Diamonds From Sierra Leone' and 'Gold Digger'. The former featured a sample of Shirley Bassey's 'Diamonds Are Forever' vocal and the latter featured Jamie Foxx, on a reinterpretation of a Ray Charles song. Late Registration earned West eight Grammy nominations and has been certified triple platinum. Around this time, Kanye produced 'Go' by Common and 'Dreams' by The Game.
In November 2006, Kanye West interrupted the presentation of the Best Video award at the MTV Europe award, arguing that his 'Touch The Sky' should have won the prize. The outburst saw him heavily criticised in many media outlets. West apologized for the outburst when he supported U2 in Brisbane, Australia. To further the controversy surrounding West, Robert 'Evel' Knievel is suing West, who impersonates Knievel in the video. Knievel claims that the video is vulgar and offensive and damages his reputation.
In 2007, Kanye West performed with John Mayer and The Police at the American leg of the Live Earth event. A month later, he also hosted the British entertainment program, The Friday Night Project.
The release date of Kanye's third album, Graduation, was moved to 11.9.2007, the same date as the release of 50 Cent's Curtis. 50 Cent reportedly stated that if his album sold less than Kanye's, he would quit making solo records. Graduation, which features guest appearances from T-Pain, Mos Def and Lil' Wayne, has been certified double platinum. It sampled a wide range of music, including Laura Nyro and Steely Dan.
West fared badly again, at the next MTV Music Awards, in 2007. He failed to win any of the five awards for which he had been nominated. Kanye was visibly upset at the loss and stated that he would not return to MTV again. On a more positive note, however, he won four of the eight Grammy awards for which he was nominated. During the televised ceremony, West performed 'Stronger' with Daft Punk and 'Hey Mama', as a dedication to his mother, who had recently passed away.
West courted further controversy during a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, when he ventured away from his script; at one point stating "George Bush does not like black people." His microphone was cut, but his message had already reached most of the US.
In the 2009 MTV Music Awards, West again caused controversy. This time, for crashing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to take the microphone and proclaim that Beyonce actually deserved the award. He was removed from the rest of the proceedings and his tour with Lady Gaga was cancelled.
In August 2011, West released a collaborative album with rapper Jay-Z, entitled Watch The Throne.

Kanye West: Personal Life
Kanye West began a relationship with Alexis Phifer in 2002, with the couple becoming engaged in 2006. The engagement lasted until 2008, when the pair separated. West moved on to dating model Amber Rose between 2008 and 2010. In 2012, West began a relationship with Kim Kardashian. The couple had a child in 2013 - a daughter call North West. In May 2014, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian got married in Italy.

Biography by Contactmusic.com

Artists Imagine Celebs As The Next James Bond

Kanye West - With this in mind DesignCrowd, the virtual design studio with almost half a million designers, thought it would run a fun contest asking its community of designers to create images of who they thought the next James Bond should be. - New South Wales, Australia - Tuesday 17th November 2015

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Zoolander 2 - Trailer Trailer

Derek, Hansel and some other familiar faces are back in Zoolander 2! After offering their services to 'The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too' Derek and Hansel find themselves pining for a time when they were the biggest names in fashion. Only a few years might've past but the fashion industry is a very different place and one that's left them FAR behind.

When an Interpol agent finds a unique pattern to a series of deaths - some of the world's most beautiful people - she knows that Derek Zoolander is the only one who can help catch the killer. Pop stars including Demi Lovato and Lenny Kravitz have all been found dead with a certain look alluding to Blue Steel on their face.

Zoolander 2 is the follow up to the 2001 film and it once again sees Stiller team up with Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. The film was written by Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux and will be released in cinemas from February 2016.

Kim Kardashian Reveals Fears Ahead Of Birth Of Second Baby

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Kim Kardashian has opened up about her fears ahead of giving birth to her son next month, in what could potentially be another traumatic delivery for her.

The 35 year old reality star, who is expecting her second baby with her husband Kanye West in December, wrote a blog post on her own website and app on Monday (November 16th) to detail the painful experiences she went through after delivering her daughter North two years ago.

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian is expecting her second child in December

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Kanye West Arrives At Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport

Kanye West - Kanye West arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th November 2015

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Everything We Know About Kanye West's Upcoming Album 'Swish'

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For most of 2015, Kanye West’s seventh album Swish has been one of the most anticipated and talked-about records of the year. 2013’s Yeezus and 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy have artistically rehabilitated a controversial artist who was facing ridicule at the start of the decade, but five years later he’s one of the most important and talked-about entertainment figures in the business.

But despite a handful of teasers in the shape of singles ‘FourFiveSeconds’ and ‘Only One’, both featuring Sir Paul McCartney, and a smattering of live performances of a few other tracks, the man himself recently admitted that the main feature might not see the light of day for another 12 months. He told Vanity Fair that Swish is “a sonic landscape; a two-year painting”.

Kanye WestKanye West played some new 'Swish' material at Glastonbury 2015

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Kim Kardashian Admits She Doesn't Like Pregnancy

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Kim Kardashian has revealed she hates being pregnant. While the reality star - who is pregnant with her second child with husband Kanye West - has said she feels blessed to be having another child, she has admitted that the whole process of pregnancy is not for her.

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian hasn't had the best time during pregnancy 

The 35-year-old told E! News that being pregnant is not really for her and she can’t enjoy the process as much as her mum, Kris and sister, Kourtney, have told her that they did.

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Kendall Jenner Asked Her Sisters To "Stay Away" From Victoria's Secret Show

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Kendall Jenner made her most high-profile modelling appearance to date at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show this week, but the vast majority of her family was not in attendance – under her own instructions, as it turns out.

The 20 year old model starred in the prestigious show alongside her friend Gigi Hadid on Tuesday (November 10th), and though she was watched by her parents, Caitlyn and Kris Jenner, her assorted stepsisters were absent, because Kendall felt that their headline-grabbing presence would have been “too much pressure” for her on such a big occasion.

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Kourtney Kardashian Takes Penelope To Ballet

Kourtney Kardashian , Penelope Scotland Disick - Kourtney Kardashian takes daughter Penelope to ballet class in Studio City - Encino, California, United States - Wednesday 11th November 2015

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Kris Jenner Turns 60 In Style With 'Great Gatsby' Themed Bash [Pictures]

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Kris Jenner celebrated her 60th birthday on Friday (November 6th) with a suitably over-the-top bash which was reported to have cost around $2million. The Kardashian matriarch was joined by family and friends at the Great Gatsby themed party, which was held at The Lot in West Hollywood.

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The Night Before Trailer

Ever since Chris, Ethan and Isaac were young, the trio of friends have always spent the run-up to Christmas together, as the years have gone by their Christmas eve reunion has become harder to manage and this year is no exception, with Chris living the highlife as a celebrity and Isaac soon to become a father, the trio decide that this year they're going to have a huge blowout.

The three guys might be approaching middle age but that's not going to stop them from having fun, this year they're convinced that they're going to find the Nutcracka Ball - piece de resistance in Christmas Parties.

The Night Before was written and directed by Jonathan Levine who also directed 50/50 and Warm Bodies starring Nicoholas Hoult. The film also sees the one and only Miley Cyrus making a cameo appearance.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Attend Kendall Jenner's Birthday Celebration

Kanye West , Kim Kardashian - A heavily pregnant Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend Kendall Jenner's Birthday Celebration at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood at West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd November 2015

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Kanye West Arriving To A Studio In Agoura Hills

Kanye West - Kanye West arriving to a studio on Sunday afternoon (01Nov15) in Agoura Hills at Agoura Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 1st November 2015

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Billboard Issues Apology To Kim Kardashian's Daughter North West

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Billboard magazine has apologised to North West, the two year old daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, after it came under fire for a tweet which some readers thought ‘sexualised’ the toddler. The tweet was later deleted, but not before many voiced their anger at the mag, who claim it was all a case of misunderstanding.

Kim Kardashian Billboard has apologised over a tweet involving Kim Kardashian’s daughter North West.

The now deleted tweet showed a picture of North being held by her mother while licking a lollipop and included the caption, “The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.” The tweet then linked to an article about the toddler saying  "I said, 'No pictures,’” to paparazzi.

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George W. Bush Thinks Kanye West Running For President Is One Big Joke

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Kanye West might be serious about his 2020 presidential run, but former president George W. Bush thinks it’s one big joke. The rapper announced his intentions to run for office last month at the MTV VMA awards and since then many other celebs have weighed in on West’s chances. But one person who seems to think we’ll never see Yeezus even stand for election is former president George W. Bush.

Kanye WestKanye West didn’t receive the best endorsement from former president George W. Bush.

When leaving a restaurant in Hollywood earlier this week, the former president was asked by TMZ photographers what he thought about West’s possible presidential run in 2020. But Bush had no words when it came to the thought of the rapper running for office and simply laughed at the question.

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Kanye West Surprises Fans By Dropping Two New Tracks

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Kanye West has surprised and excited fans by dropping two new songs on his Soundcloud page. While both songs aren’t exactly ‘brand new’ they are never heard before remixes, building anticipation for his next album release.

Kanye WestKanye West has just released two new tracks on Soundcloud.

The first song titled ‘When I See It’ is a remake of ‘Tell Your Friends’, the beat Yezzus dropped earlier this year for The Weeknd's album. The track lasts just 1 minute and 43 seconds. The second is a remix of ‘Say You Will’, featuring Pulitzer-winning musician Caroline Shaw, who guested on West’s 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak.

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Date of birth

8th June, 1977








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