Born on June 8, 1977, Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and also record producer. He is popularly known as Kanye West. One of the most influential and the greatest hip-hop musicians of all time. He is also known as the greatest musician of his generation. He was raised in Chicago and was born in Chicago. In the early 2000s, he gained popularity and rose his fame being a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records. He also produced several artists’ singles and developed chipmunk soul in the sampling style. Kanye successfully released his debut album which was named The College Dropout which was released in the year 2004. He decided to pursue his career alone. His first album got immense success and it was also a commercial success. In the same year, Kanye also founded his record label GOOD Music.
Many various musical elements were explored by Kanye such as synthesizers and auto-tune on one of the albums named Late Registration which was released in the year 2005. He got his drawing inspiration from maximalism and minimalism. In the year 2010, he successfully released his fifth album which was named My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Yeezus is the name of his 6th album which was released in the year 2013. All these albums also got immense success and were also commercially successful. On The Life of Pablo and Ye which was released in the years 2016 and 2018 respectively, he further diversified his music styles. Later, he began exploring Christian and gospel music in the year 2019 on Jesus Is King. His 10th album which was named Donda was released in the year 2021 with a series of delays. This was Kanye’s highly anticipated 10th album. This album also continued commercial success but it mixed the critical reception.
Why did Kanye West Change Name?
Kanye, in the interview with radio DJ Big Boy said that the most regular word used in the Bible is ‘Ye’ and he strongly believes that Bible is you. Later, he said that from being Kanye which is only one to just Ye which is a reflection of all of us good, bad, confused, and almost everything. A two-hour album with almost a total of 27 tracks was released by Ye in the month of August. The name of that album was Donda which was supposed to be his 10th album and it gained massive success and earned millions of fan following.
Later, it was claimed that his label named Universal Music Group has officially released the 10th long waited for a studio album too without his permission. Many other artists also changed their names multiple times over the years. The artists who changed their names are Prince Snoop Dogg and Sean Love Combs. After some time, he tweeted shortly after the album’s release that Kanye West’s full name is Kanye West and he was YE. From that time, he made his name public and said that he is no longer Kanye West but he is YE from now onwards. His Twitter account has already changed his name to YE, but other social media accounts like his Instagram account and his website were using his former name only. With $1. 4 billion, Hip Hop’s first billionaire follows at the number 2,076.
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Kanye West Net Worth
An American rapper, producer, fashion designer, and actor, Kanye West has a net worth of $6.6 billion. In the whole of US history, he is one of the three richest self-made black people. With the release of his album named College Dropout, he gained fame in the year 2004. Today, Kanye is considered one of the most successful and awarded musicians on the whole planet with the 21 Grammy wins out of 69 nominations. Recently, he has shifted from music to the business world.
Nowadays, his major source of income is the partnership he does with Yeezy/Adidas. From his various endeavors, he earned at least $100 million per year. To his Yeezy brand and Adidas partnership, the major of his earnings have come from royalties and the other earnings. Yeezy apparel line outright has been separately earned by Yeezy but eventually a royalty on the sales which are north of $1.5 billion each year. Yeezy is around a $4 to $5 billion brand, which is according to several private banks’ estimates. Yeezy later adds $3 to 4 billion to Kanye’s net worth the bottom line in March 2021. Also, Kanye’s deal with The Gap adds another $1 billion to West’s net worth according to the same report estimates.
Kanye West Early Life
In Atlanta, Georgia, Ye was born on 8 June 1977. His original name is Kanye Omari West. When he was only three years old, his parents divorced and he eventually moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois. Kanye’s father whose name is Ray West is a former Black Panther and he was also the first black photojournalist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His father later became a Christian Counsellor. Later, he started the Good Water Store and also a café in Lexington Park, Maryland in the year 2006, with the use of start-up capital from his son Kanye.
The name of his mother was Dr. Donda C. West, an English professor at Clark Atlanta University. At Chicago State University, she was also the chair of the English Department before getting retired to serve as its manager. Kanye was grown and was raised in a middle-class environment. He was admitted to the Polaris School for Individual Education in the suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois after he was living in Chicago. Kanye moved with his mother to Nanjing China when he was only 10 years old. She began to teach at Nanjing University as a Fulbright Scholar. He was the only foreigner in his class, according to his mother but he was settled in well. Kanye got grades A and Grade B when he was asked about his grades in high school.
Kanye West Personal Life
In the year 2002, West commenced an on-and-off relationship with designer Alexis Phifer. Later, in August 2006, the couple got engaged but eventually after the 18 months of engagement, they got separated in the year 2008. Then, from the year 2008, Kanye West dated a model named Amber Rose till the summer of 2010. Later, he started dating the reality television star named Kim Kardashian, in April 2012. She was the one with whom Kanye was a long-time friend. In October 2013, the couple got engaged and Kanye and Kim tied the knot on 24 May 2014, at Forte di Belvedere in Florence. To widespread the mainstream coverage, their private ceremony was a subject that later the issue was being taken by the West.
The couple is the parents of four children. In June 2013, North “Nori” West was born, the name of the other child is Saint West who was born in December 2015, Chicago West was born via surrogate in the year 2018 and the last child named Psalm West was also born via surrogate in the year 2019, in the month of May. Kanye and Kardashian who is of Armenian descent traveled to Jerusalem to have the North baptized in the Armenian Apostolic Church at the Cathedral of St. James. On October 7, 2019, their other children were all baptized at Etchmiadzin Cathedral. It is also known as the mother church of the Armenian Church. Their marriage was referred to as a historic blizzard of celebrity by The New York Times. To establish his Yeezy company headquarters in Chicago, he declared that he would permanently be shifting there. Eventually, this thing did not happen, and instead, Kanye purchased two ranches near Cody Wyoming where he used to record his eighth studio album. His 8th album was a solo one and million of fans liked it. Kim lives with their children in California, where the now separated couple owns it. To continue to stay near to his children, Kanye moved into a house on a street.
Kanye West Career
In the mid-1990s, Kanye West started his career with the early production creating beats primarily for burgeoning local artists around his area. At the age of 19, his first official production credits came when he successfully produced eight tracks on Down to Earth. As the ghost producer for Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, Kanye acted for the very first time. He was eventually not able to release a solo album just because of the association with D-Dot.
Later, he became a member and producer of the Go-Getters. One of his groups was managed by John Monopoly, Don Crowley, and Happy Lewis. These people used to manage the group under the management firm which was named Hustle Period. The first person signed by Gee Roberson and Kyambo was Kanye in the year 1998. For a number of well-known artists and music groups, he spent much of his late 1990s producing the records. Eventually, Kanye produced the third track on Foxy Brown’s second studio album which was named Chyna Doll.
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