Kanye gained widespread fame upon the release of his 2004 album The College Dropout. Today he is one of the most successful and awarded musicians on the planet with 21 Grammy wins out of 69 nominations.
In recent years he has pivoted away from music towards the business world. His Yeezy/Adidas partnership has earned West a sizable fortune.
Kanye Omari West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. Following his parents' divorce when he was three, West moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois.