June 8, 1977
Kanye West is born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Early 1990's
West's family moves to Chicago, Illinois
West starts making music while attending Chicago State University, but drops out to pursue his career.
West begins producing for Roc-A-Fella Records, producing tracks for Jay-Z, Ludacris, and others.
Kanye West produced five tracks for Jay-Z's album "The Blueprint." The five tracks that Kanye West produced are: "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" "Takeover" "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" "Never Change" "Girls, Girls, Girls" All of these tracks were critically acclaimed and helped establish Kanye West as a major producer in the hip-hop industry.
Kanye started working on "The College Dropout" Album
October 23, 2002
Kanye West was involved in a serious car accident in Los Angeles, California, while Kanye was driving home from a recording studio late at night. His car was hit by another vehicle, causing him to lose control and crash into another vehicle. Kanye suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured jaw, broken arm, and a severe head injury that required reconstructive surgery. The accident was a major turning point in Kanye's life and career, and it inspired much of his music in the years that followed
February 10, 2004
West releases his debut album, "The College Dropout," which earns critical acclaim and commercial success.
Ray West and Donda West got Divorced
West's mother, Donda West, dies due to complications from cosmetic surgery.
August 30, 2005
Late Registration was Released
September 11, 2007
West releases his third album, "Graduation," which features the hit single "Stronger."
West interrupts Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards, causing controversy and backlash.
November 24, 2008
"808s & Heartbreak" Kanye's fourth studio album by Kanye West, released on November 24, 2008. 808s & Heartbreak" was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 and selling over 1.7 million copies worldwide.
April 2009
A collaboration between Kanye and Nike, and it was released in three colorways: "Zen Grey," "Black/Pink," and "Net." The Nike Air Yeezy is widely regarded as one of the most influential sneakers of the 2000s, and it helped to establish Kanye as a major force in the world of fashion and footwear.
November 22, 2010
West releases his fifth album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," which is widely considered his masterpiece.
August 8, 2011
West collaborates with Jay-Z on the album "Watch the Throne." which is released August 8, 2011. Kanye Worked on: "No Church in the Wild" "Lift Off" "Niggas in Paris" "Otis" "Gotta Have It" "New Day" "That's My Bitch" "Welcome to the Jungle" "Who Gon Stop Me" "Murder to Excellence" "Made in America" "Why I Love You"
September 14, 2012
"Cruel Summer" The album features contributions from various artists signed to GOOD Music, including Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Pusha T, and John Legend, among others. The album was accompanied by a short film also titled "Cruel Summer," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012.
June 18, 2013
West releases the album "Yeezus," which features a more experimental and abrasive sound.
West marries reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Italy.
February 14, 2016
West releases the album "The Life of Pablo" and becomes embroiled in several controversies, including a feud with Taylor Swift and support for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
June 1, 2018
West releases the album "Ye" and produces several other albums for artists like Nas, Pusha T, and Kid Cudi.
January 6, 2019
West starts hosting weekly "Sunday Service" events, featuring gospel-style performances and religious themes.
October 25, 2019
"Jesus is King" is the ninth studio album by Kanye West, released on October 25, 2019. The album is a gospel-inspired work that explores Kanye's newfound faith and features themes of spirituality, redemption, and salvation.
July 4, 2020
West announces his candidacy for president of the United States, but fails to secure enough signatures to appear on many state ballots. He also releases the album "Jesus is King" and starts building a domed structure in Wyoming, which he calls a "Yeezy campus."
West and Kardashian file for divorce after seven years of marriage. West releases the album "Donda" after several delays and controversies. He also legally changes his name to "Ye."
August 29, 2021
"Donda" is the tenth studio album by Kanye West, released on August 29, 2021. The album is named after Kanye's late mother and features a wide range of collaborators, including Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Kid Cudi, and Pop Smoke, among others. Thematically, "Donda" explores Kanye's relationship with his mother, his faith, and his personal struggles, and it has been praised for its emotional depth and creative vision.
Oct 25, 2022
Kanye "Ye" West has officially lost his billionaire status per Forbes Reporting
Dec 23, 2022
Adidas is Stuck with More than $500 Million in Yeezy Stock