Kanye Omari West（1977年6月8日出生），也被称为Ye，是美国说唱歌手，歌手，词曲作者，唱片制作人，企业家和时装设计师。 West出生于亚特兰大，在芝加哥长大，于21世纪初成为Roc-A-Fella唱片公司的制片人，为Jay-Z，Ludacris和Alicia Keys等唱片艺术家创作热门单曲。作为一名说唱歌手，West开始着手独唱生涯，于2004年发行了他的首张专辑The College Dropout，以获得广泛的批评和商业成功，并创立了唱片公司GOOD Music。他继续在随后广受好评的工作室专辑中尝试各种音乐类型，包括Late Registration（2005），Graduation（2007），以及极端但有影响力的808s和Heartbreak（2008）。他于2010年发行了他的第五张专辑My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy，以进一步好评如潮，自此成功推出了Yeezus（2013）和The Life of Pablo（2016），以及与Jay-Z和Kid Cudi的全面合作。
Kanye Omari West ( born June 8, 1977), also known as Ye, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for recording artists such as Jay-Z, Ludacris and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. He went on to experiment with a variety of musical genres on subsequent acclaimed studio albums, including Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and the polarizing but influential 808s & Heartbreak (2008). He released his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010 to further rave reviews, and has since succeeded it with Yeezus (2013) and The Life of Pablo (2016), as well as full-length collaborations with Jay-Z and Kid Cudi.
West's musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in styles, incorporating an eclectic range of influences from soul, baroque-pop, electro, indie rock, synth-pop, industrial and gospel. Over the course of his career, West has been responsible for cultural movements and progressions within mainstream hip-hop and popular music at large. West's outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant media attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings, as well as his comments on the music and fashion industries, U.S. politics, and race. His marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian has also been a source of substantial media attention. As a fashion designer, he has collaborated with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear, and have most prominently resulted in the YEEZY collaboration with Adidas beginning in 2013. He is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA.
West is among the most critically acclaimed musicians of the 21st century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist of his generation. Three of his albums have been included and ranked on Rolling Stone's 2012 update of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list and he ties with Bob Dylan for having topped the annual Pazz & Jop critic poll the most number of times ever, with four number-one albums each. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015.