One of the best-selling and most awarded artists of all time who has received 21 Grammy Awards in a little over a decade. He was ranked the 3rd top producer of the decade in 2010 by Billboard. He's received praise for such albums as The College Dropout (2004), Graduation (2007), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) and Yeezus (2013).
He is notoriously outspoken, a quality that was on full display when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs.
During the early 2000s, he often performed onstage with his good friend, the legendary Jay-Z.
He remixed soul and baroque songs into his music, studied under his mentor, No I.D., and traveled to Japan.
He proposed to clothing designer Alexis Phifer in 2006, but the relationship ended on April 21, 2008. He and Kim Kardashian had a baby named North on June 15, 2013 and they got married on May 24, 2014.
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