Ye is a renown American rapper, record producer, singer, songwriter, music video director, film director, and fashion designer. He has released various studio albums such as The Life of Pablo, The College Dropout, Late Registration, My Beautiful Dark, Twisted Fantasy, Graduation, and Yeezus.
Ye Birthday and Age
Ye was born as Kanye Omari West on the 8th of June 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. His birth sign is Gemini.
Ye Height and Weight
Ye has a height of 5 feet and 8 inches (1.76 meters) and a body weight of 80 kg (176 pounds)
Ye change of name
Ye was popularly known as Kanye West before a judge granted the rapper’s name change request officially in 2021.
Ye was born to both parents in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. He is the son of Ray West [father] and Dr. Donda C. [Williams] West [mother]. His father is the former Black Panther, photojournalist, Christian counselor, and entrepreneur, while his mother is an English professor at a university and was later a manager.
Ye’s parents divorced when he was three years old, and he later moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois. However, Ye’s mother passed on the 10th of November, 2007, and at the age of 58. According to Los Angeles County coroner’s office, she died of coronary artery and multiple post-operative factors from liposuction and mammoplasty. However, details regarding Ye’s siblings are publicly unavailable; we are keeping tabs, and we shall update this information as soon as it is out.
Ye is married to Kim Kardashian, who is a media personality, socialite, model, businesswoman, and actress. The couple got engaged on the 15th of June, 2013, and married on the 24th of May, 2014, in Florence, Italy. On the 5th of August 2014, Kim officially changed her name from Kardashian to West. In January 2021, it was reported that Kim was preparing to sign the divorce papers from Ye.
Ye and Kim are blessed with four children. Their first son, called North ‘Nori’ West, was born in 2013, the second is Saint West, born on the 15th of December, 2015, the third child, Chicago West, was born on the 15th of January, 2019. Their fourth child, Psalm West, was born in May 2019.
Ye attended Polaris High school in Oak Lawn, Illinois, the USA, where he earned his certificate. He later joined the American Academy of Art in Chicago and also attended Chicago State University but did not graduate as he wanted to put the focus on his music career.
Ye began his career working as a producer in the mid-1990s. At 19 years old, he produced eight tracks on Down Earth for a rapper called Grav. Partially, he was also a ghost producer for Deric’ D-Dot’. Ye was a member of the late 1990’s Chicago rap group called Go-Getters, of which he released World Record Holders in the year 1999. In 1998, he signed to manage the production company, Hip Hop, since 1978.
As a producer, he has produced for famous artists and music groups such as Foxy Brown and Harlem World. West’s popularity came in 2000 when he started producing for artists on Roc-A-Fella Records. Ye released his first single called Through the Wire on the 30th of September, 2003. Later on, he released his single called The College Dropout on the 10th of February, 2004, and the single was commercially successful.
Since then, Ye has released several other albums such as Late Registration, Graduation, 808s & Heartbreak, MBDTF, Yeezus, The Life of Pablo, Kids See Ghosts, and many others. In his music career, Kanye has made collaborations with various artists and produced singles such as The Throne and The BluePrint.
Apart from singing, Ye also trades in the world of fashion designers. He has collaborated with Addidas Yeezy in February 2015 and released the Addidas Yeezy Sneakers in the opening month of Yeezy. The fashion line also produces shirts, jackets, women’s shoes. Slippers, track pants, and socks.
- The College Dropout (2004)
- Late Registration (2005)
- 800s & Heartbreak (2008
- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
- Yeezus (2018)
- Jesus is King (2019)
- Donda (TBA)
- Ye (2018)
- Watch the Throne (2011)
- Cruel Summer (20120
- Kids See Ghosts (2018)
- Jesus is Born (2019)
- Emmanuel (2020)
- Jesus is King Part 2 (TBA)
Ye Films and television series
- The College Dropout Video Anthology (2004)
- Fade to Black (2004)
- Late Orchestration (2016)
- VH1 Storytellers (2010)
- Runaway (2010)
- Jesus is King (2019)
- Anchorman 2: The Legend
- The Love of Guru
- The Cleveland Show (2010-2012)
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2012-present)
- David Blaine: Real or Magic (2013)
- I Am Cait (2013)
- 21 Granny Awards
- Billboard Artist Achievement Award
- Brit awards for Best International Male Solo Artist
- Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Awards
Ye is estimated to earn about $170 million annually.
Ye Net Worth
Ye has an estimated net worth of 1.3 billion as of 2021. His primary source of income is his career as a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and entrepreneur.