Kanye West

Mostly Credited As: Kanye West
Birth Name: Kanye Omari West
Date Of Birth: June 08, 1977 (Age 39)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Kanye West

Kanye West is a rapper/ producer from Chicago, Illinois. After attending Columbia College, a local art school in Chicago, and then Chicago State University, West dropped out and began working on his music career. He started producing songs for artists like Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, John Legend, and Janet Jackson, making West a big name in hip hop/ R&B production. In October, 2002, Kanye got in a car crash, where he fractured his jaw in three places. This inspired him to write his hit single "Through the Wire", where he recorded the song with his mouth wired. "Through the Wire" became a hit and was on West's first album, "The College Dropout". Another single from the album, "Jesus Walks" also became a huge success. West released his second album, "Late Registration" on August 30, 2005. The album has been very successful, and one of the singles, "Gold Digger" was number one on the billboard charts for more than ten weeks. West was nominated for eight Grammys for "Late Registration". He won three including best rap album.

1. The College Dropout
2. Late Registration

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Alligator Boots (2009)As: Himself (Host)
Guys Choice (2007)As: Himself (Sickest Rhymes 2008)
MTVU Stand In (2005)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Kanye West, Taraji P. Henson 13x280: (May/19/2016) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Kanye West, Mariska Hargitay 05x09: (Sep/14/2007) As Himself 
  Kanye West, Howie Mandel 03x160: (May/15/2006) As Himself 
  Kanye West, Anne Hathaway 03x86: (Jan/16/2006) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Melissa McCarthy/Kanye West 41x13: (Feb/13/2016) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary (Feb/15/2015) As Himself 
  Ben Affleck/Kanye West 38x21: (May/18/2013) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Bryan Cranston/Kanye West 36x02: (Oct/02/2010) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

American Idol (2002) 
  Auditions #1: Denver & Savannah 15x01: (Jan/06/2016) As Himself 
  2 of 13 Voted Off 08x20: (Mar/11/2009) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Sigourney Weaver, Martin Clunes, Thierry Henry, Tracey Emin, Kanye West 08x06: (Feb/28/2015) As Himself 

Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007) 
  Kim's Journey to the Altar 09x20: (Sep/01/2014) As Himself 

The Cleveland Show (2009) 
  Menace II: Secret Society 04x02: (Nov/04/2012) Voiced  Kenny West 
  Harder, Better, Faster, Browner 02x01: (Sep/26/2010) Voiced  Kenny West 

Hackney 2012 (2012) 
  Jay-Z @ Hackney 2012: Highlights 01x10: (Jun/26/2012) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Jay-Z Live @ Hackney 2012 01x03: (Jun/23/2012) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Watch - Cannes Film Festival Special Episode 1 (May/27/2012) As Himself, [Uncredited]

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2001) 
  The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2011) 10x01: (Nov/29/2011) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1939) 
  Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Nov/25/2010) As Himself 

The Jay Leno Show (2009) 
  Jerry Seinfeld, Jay-Z with Rihanna & Kanye West 01x01: (Sep/14/2009) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  Kanye West, Mr Hudson, Fern Britton, Sarah Harding 01x05: (Jul/12/2009) As Himself 

The Grammys (1959) 
  The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 51x01: (Feb/08/2009) As Himself (Performer) 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Kanye West, Seth MacFarlane 16x46: (Nov/25/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The Mighty Boosh, Boyzone, Kate Nash 13x13: (Nov/30/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Alan Whicker, Gérard Depardieu, Franz Ferdinand, Kanye West 09x02: (Sep/16/2005) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Nightline (1980) 
  Season 27, Episode 6 27x06: (Sep/24/2007) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Jodie Foster, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová 15x05: (Sep/10/2007) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks, Kanye West 13x133: (May/01/2006) As Himself 

Entourage (2004) 
  No Cannes Do 04x11: (Aug/26/2007) As Himself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Survivor Preview, Kanye West & Pharrell 07x253: (Aug/23/2006) As Himself 

Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out (2005) 
  Episode #14 02x04: (Feb/23/2006) As Himself 
  Episode #4 01x04: (Aug/18/2005) As Himself 

Billboard Music Awards (1990) 
  16th Billboard Music Awards 16x01: (Dec/06/2005) As Himself (Winner: Artist Achievement Award) 

MTV Video Music Awards (1984) 
  22nd Annual MTV Video Music Awards 22x01: (Aug/28/2005) As Himself (Winner: Best Male Video) 

106 & Park (2000) 
  Ciara, Kanye West, John Legend 04x43: (Sep/27/2004) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  6/25/04 01x94: (Jun/25/2004) As Himself 

Punk'd (2012) (2003) 
  Tyra Banks, Kanye West, Good Charlotte 03x08: (Jun/13/2004) As Himself 

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 139 01x139: (Apr/08/2004) As Himself 

Chappelle's Show (2003) 
  Season 2, Episode 11 02x11: (Mar/31/2004) As Musical Guest 
  Season 2, Episode 7 02x07: (Mar/03/2004) As Musical Guest 

CD:UK (1998) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

VH1's Storytellers (1996) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Starring Roles]

Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

The Friday Night Project (2005) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Alligator Boots (2009)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew

Featured Songs

Top Of The Pops (UK) Songs:
New Year’s Eve Special 2013 + Bound 2 
Saturday Night Live Songs:
LeBron James/Kanye West + Champion
+ Stronger 
Steve Carell/Kanye West + Gold Digger
+ Heard Em Say 
Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out Songs:
Episode #4 + Diamonds 
Hackney 2012 Songs:
Jay-Z @ Hackney 2012: Highlights + Don't Let Me Get In My Zone (with Jay-Z)
+ Gotta Have It (with Jay-Z)
+ Lift Off (with Jay-Z)
+ No Church in The Wild (with Jay-Z)
+ Otis (with Jay-Z)
+ Paris (with Jay-Z) 
Jay-Z Live @ Hackney 2012 + Don't Let Me Get In My Zone (with Jay-Z)
+ Gotta Have It (with Jay-Z)
+ Lift Off (with Jay-Z)
+ No Church In The Wild (featuring Jay-Z)
+ Otis (with Jay-Z)
+ Paris (with Jay-Z)
+ Who Gonna Stop Me (with Jay-Z) 
Entourage Songs:
What About Bob? + Drive Slow 
The Boondocks Songs:
Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner + Gold Digger 
Best Week Ever Songs:
April 14th + Heard 'Em Say (featuring Adam Levine) 
+ Gold Digger 
Glee Songs:
Showmance + Gold Digger 
Cold Case Songs:
Street Money + Gone 
TRL Songs:
November 28, 2005 + Heard 'Em Say 
8th & Ocean Songs:
What Goes Around + Heard 'Em Say 
Making the Band 3 Songs:
An Emotional Joint + Heard 'Em Say (feat. Adam Levine) 
Doe maar normaal Songs:
Season 3, Episode 1 + Heartless 
Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten Songs:
Episode #4229 + Heartless 
American Idol Songs:
2 of 13 Voted Off + Heartless 
The Inbetweeners Songs:
The Field Trip + Love Lockdown 
Soccer AM Songs:
Series 11, Episode 12 + Touch The Sky 
Series 11, Episode 1 + School Spirit 
Grey's Anatomy Songs:
All By Myself + Street Lights 
Cashmere Mafia Songs:
Yours, Mine and Hers + Stronger 
Doctor Who Confidential Songs:
Sontar-Ha! + Stronger 

Kanye was nominated for "Best Rap Song" for the song Diamonds From Sierra Leone in the 2005 Grammys

Kanye was nominated for album of the year for The College Dropout in the 2004 Grammys.

Kanye was nominated for song of the year for Jesus Walks in the 2004 Grammys.

Kanye was nominated for "Best New Artist" in the 2004 Grammys.

Nominated for having the Best Year ever(2005) on "Best Week Ever".

Won the 2006 TRL award for Best Man.

Won best Rap album in the 2006 Grammys, for "Late Regisrtation".

"Now all I need is for y'all to pronounce my name. It's 'Kanye,' but some of my plaques-they still say 'Kane'." ~ Kanye West in "Diamonds (From Sierra Leone)"

Kanye was nominated for "Best Record" for Gold Digger in the 2005 Grammys.

Kanye was nominated for "Best Rap Album" for Late Regestration in the 2005 Grammys.

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