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Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Ye (the artist formerly known as Kanye West) is among the most popular musicians and public figures in the world today. He moved to Chicago when he was three years old which is the city he proudly represents everywhere he goes. In fact, one would likely be hard-pressed to find an area of the world in which Kanye West would not be recognized. Him and his wife have built a brand around their respective talents and professions, and have become American sweethearts of sorts in the process. Regardless of how you might feel about Kanye the public figure, though, Yeezus has the respect of a very large portion of the rap and hip hop communities, known for his highly innovative sound and writing. When Kanye comes to town, you know that it will be the hottest ticket of all.
A chart topping debut album
In 2004, Kanye had several major hits including "Jesus Walks," "All Falls Down," and "Through the Wire," all hailing from his debut album "The College Dropout." This album peaked at No. 2 on the charts, which is somewhat unheard of for a first-timer in the genre. That album and his next, "Late Registration," involved rap giant Jay-Z, and his second through his eighth albums all made it to No. 1 on the U.S. charts. "Gold Digger" was likely the song that gave him the most recognition in the main stream, but he has sustained his place in the genre's upper echelons with countless other hits over the years. More recently, songs like "Ultralight Beam" and "Famous" have kept Kanye's voice streaming through the airwaves.
Accolades, awards, Grammys
Prolific would probably be the best word to describe this musician. Although he's relatively young, Kanye has already amassed a whopping 21 Grammy awards in his career, including Best Rap Album for his debut record, and has been nominated for the prestigious awards 57 times so far. He has also received several American Music Awards, BET Awards, MTV Awards, People's Choice Awards and even an NAACP Image Award, which is given to public figures who are viewed as outstanding members of the people of color community. Add to this his place as one of the biggest acts on the planet - with countless chart-toppers in his storied career - and you will understand why Kanye is among the most acclaimed artists in the world.
The master of producing, sampling and beat making
If you were to ask Kanye who influenced him, you might get no answer at all, as the artist and many of his fans argue that he is one of a kind, and the first of his kind for that matter. However, his sound was certainly influenced by the full spectrum of rap, soul, hip hop, rock 'n' roll and R&B music that came before him, using artists like Ray Charles in his beats and having tight collaborations with contemporaries such as Jay-Z, Drake and A$ASP Rocky. This is one of the most electrifying live artists in the world, with his concerts enchanting and exciting thousands of fans in every region of the United States, as well as many of those abroad. He is among the most sought-after musicians around, so be sure to look for your cheap Kanye West tickets sooner rather than later! Kanye West is a constant centerpiece in the news due to controversies, rivalries and more, but he has also been highly active in the recording studio. He recently added a new song to his last album, "The Life of Pablo," which fans will likely be treated to live on this tour. Don't miss your opportunity to see this musician live - get your Kanye West tickets today!
"The College Dropout" (2004)
"Late Registration" (2005)
"808s & Heartbreak" (2008)
"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (2010)
"Watch the Throne" (2011) - with Jay Z
"The Life of Pablo" (2016)
"Kids See Ghosts" (2018) – with Kid Cudi
"Jesus Is King " (2019)
Frequently Asked Questions About Ye
What is Kanye West's Name?
Born as Kanye Omari West, the artist changed his name to Ye in 2021. He performed for many years under Kanye West before switching officially to his nickname Ye.
Is Kanye West Touring?
Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, does not have any upcoming tours. In 2022, he performed at the Coachella Music Festival.