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Kanye West

Kanye West Mostly Credited As: Kanye West
Birth Name: Kanye Omari West
Date Of Birth: June 08, 1977 (Age 36)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)


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.

Discography:
1. The College Dropout
2. Late Registration


TV Appearances

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

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Kanye West, Russell Wilson 01x02: (Feb/25/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Ben Affleck/Kanye West 38x21: (May/18/2013) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Bryan Cranston/Kanye West 36x02: (Oct/02/2010) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Hugh Laurie/Kanye West 34x11: (Dec/13/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  LeBron James/Kanye West 33x01: (Sep/29/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Steve Carell/Kanye West 31x01: (Oct/01/2005) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

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 
  Brotherly Love 01x18: (May/02/2010) 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 

American Idol (2002) 
  2 of 13 Voted Off 08x20: (Mar/11/2009) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

VH1's Storytellers (1996) 
  Kanye West 11x01: (Feb/28/2009) As Himself, [Starring Roles]

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

Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) 
  January 20, 2009 07x14: (Jan/20/2009) As Himself 

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

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Nicole Kidman, Simon Baker, Kanye West 16x49: (Nov/24/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Jodie Foster, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová 15x05: (Sep/10/2007) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks, Kanye West 13x133: (May/01/2006) As Himself 

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 Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  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 
  Kanye West, Doug Savant 03x80: (Jan/06/2006) As Himself 
  Kanye West/Jeff Foxworthy 03x05: (Sep/09/2005) As Himself 

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

The Friday Night Project (2005) 
  Kanye West 05x12: (Aug/17/2007) 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) 

CD:UK (1998) 
  Series 8, Show 1 08x01: (Sep/17/2005) As Himself 

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

106 and 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 (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 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Dave Chappelle, Krista Allen, Corey Greenberg, French Kicks, Steve Byrne, Kanye West 03x20: (Feb/20/2004) 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
+ Everything I Am
+ Good Life
+ 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) 
Best Year Ever + 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 
The Inbetweeners Songs:
The Field Trip + Love Lockdown 
Soccer AM Songs:
Season 11, Episode 12 + Touch The Sky 
Season 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 
Trivia

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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