15 interesting Kanye West facts

Interesting Kanye West facts you probably have not heard about. Kanye West is active in the music world from 1996. He is one of the most influential & impactful hip hop singers ever. Here is a list of the top facts about the musical genius, Kanye West

Most Interesting Kanye West Facts:

  1. His full name is Kanye Omari West.
  2. While driving home in 2002, he had a bad car accident. He almost died, sustaining very bad injuries.
  3. During his recovery in the hospital, he continued to produce music using an electronic drum kit and other equipment.
  4. His song Hey Mama was dedicated to his mother, who died in 2007 after complications with plastic surgery. She was an English Professor.
  5. Kanye’s album The College Dropout was aptly named after he dropped out of Chicago State University.
  6. Some of his nicknames included “The Louis Vuitton Don” and “Yeezy”.
  7. GQ awarded Kanye West the title of International Man of the Year in 2007.
  8. Kanye West married with model and actress Kim Kardashian on 24th May 2014.
  9. It is estimated that Kanye West is worth around $120 million!
  10. He has won a total of 21 Grammys and 112 music awards in general.
  11. The College Dropout’ and ‘Late Registration’ were the albums which won him the most awards.
  12. His fashion sense has gained much attention around the world. Michael Jackson phoned him once to ask about a jacket he had dress up while filming the music video for ‘Stronger’.
  13. Kanye is the sixth most popular digital artist. He has a grand total of 30 million downloads within America as of January 2016.
  14. Perhaps surprisingly, Kanye’s favourite band is a group of indie artists from Glasgow, better known as Franz Ferdinand.
  15. Billboard ranked him 3rd on the list of producers from the decade in 2010.
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