Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1977. He began a career as a music producer, working to produce singles for artists such as Jay-z, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. He pursued a solo career in the early 2000s, rising to fame upon the release of his debut album, College Dropout. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and has won a total of 21 Grammy awards. Kanye West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian and they have four children together. He also has a successful fashion line, named Yeezy, and a best selling shoe collaboration with Nike.
Kanye West is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.