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カニエ・ウェスト WEST, Kanye

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.カニエ・ウェスト(Kanye West、本名:Kanye Omari West、1977年6月8日 – )は、アメリカ合衆国イリノイ州シカゴ出身のミュージシャン、ヒップホップMC、音楽プロデューサー、ファッションデザイナー。 2000年代初頭から現在に至るまで楽曲プロデュースやフィーチャリング・コラボレーション、自身のソロ活動により数々のヒット曲を生み出しており、2016年時点でグラミー賞に57回ノミネート、うち21回受賞を果たしている。妻はキム・カーダシアン。