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Kanye West

Kanye Omari West ( /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) is an American musician, film director and fashion designer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, and classical music. West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008, and his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010. West released a collaborative album, Watch the Throne with Jay-Z in 2011, which is the duo's first collaborative album. His five solo albums, all of which have gone platinum, have received numerous awards and critical acclaim.

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Kim Kardashian -- Screw Kanye's Bonnaroo Gig ... Check Out My Boobs!

Kim Kardashian
Screw Kanye's Bonnaroo Gig Check Out My Boobs!

Kanye West may have been the headliner at Bonnaroo Friday night in Tennessee ... but Kim Kardashian's mom boobs totally stole the show. Kanye returned to the annual festival last night with his… READ MORE >

Kris Jenner Instagram Hacked -- 'I Don't Like Kanye West!'

Kris Jenner
Instagram Hacked 'I Don't Like Kanye West!'

Kris Jenner's Instagram page was hacked this morning ... with fake messages blasting Kanye West and French Montana.The posts surfaced around 7:30 AM PT ...  the first one reading in part, "I… READ MORE >

- 73 days ago
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian -- Topless Kim Wedding Painting Wasn't Our Idea

Kim & Kanye
Topless Kim Wedding Painting Wasn't Our Idea

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's egos DO know a limit, after all -- TMZ has learned they are disavowing any knowledge of a partially nude painting of Kim ... allegedly commissioned for their… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Kanye West -- You Got Something Weird On Your Face, Bro!

Kanye West
You Got Something Weird On Your Face, Bro!

Kanye West -- who thrives on anger like the rest of us do oxygen -- was sporting a strange accessory this morning in New York City ... an actual freakin' smile!!Maybe it's time to give Kim… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Kim and Kanye -- Band Together

Kim & Kanye
Band Together

Make no mistake about it ... Kanye West is full out MAN DOWN!!!After hitting up Paris, Florence and Ireland, the Kim Kardashian and Kanye wedding/honeymoon extravaganza landed in Prague ...… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
MLB Star Andrew McCutchen -- Kim & Kanye Were Right ... NO TONGUE DURING WEDDING KISS!

MLB Star Andrew McCutchen
Kim & Kanye Were Right Don't Ever Tongue During Wedding Kiss!

TONSIL HOCKEY IS A NO-NO when it comes to the big wedding kiss ... so says engaged MLB superstar Andrew McCutchen who tells TMZ Sports he'll be following Kim & Kanye's tongue-less lead when he… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Lana Del Rey Sang at Kim Kardashian's Wedding ... for FREE

Lana Del Rey
I Didn't Get a Dime to Sing at Kimye's Wedding

Lana Del Rey shot down the ridiculous rumor she scored an insane pay day for singing at Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kanye West ... telling TMZ she did it for nothing.One report had Lana's fee at a… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's First Kiss ... NO TONGUE

Kim & Kanye
1ST KISS ... NO TONGUE.

When in France (or Italy) ... don't French Kiss ... at least, not for your first smooch as man and wife. Kim just posted a couple of pics from the big event -- including a shot from the… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Khloe Kardashian -- The Party's Over

Khloe Kardashian
The Party's Over Family Returns to the U.S.

Khloe Kardashian ditched the family and returned to the U.S. today by herself -- arriving in NYC after Kim and Kanye's wedding.We're guessing Khloe's just on the East Coast for work (whatever that… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago
Mini Kim & Kanye Wedding -- We're Just a Lil' Married

Mini Kim & Mini Kanye
Exchange Vows We're Just A Lil' Married

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding may have been the biggest ... but we've got the lil'-ist.Mini Kim and Mini Kanye tied the knot at Beacher's Madhouse Saturday at the MGM Grand in Vegas.It… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago

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