Kanye West
Kanye West stands out as one of the best known musicians of the decade. He earned a whopping 18 Grammys, and has sold millions of albums and millions of digital song downloads.

Kanye first began making his name as a music producer at Roc-a-Fella Records. After producing a successful song for Jay-Z, he took a more prominent role in Jay-Z's 2001 album, "The Blueprint." "The College Dropout" was released in 2004 leading to huge success; it would eventually be certified double platinum. As Kanye released his next three albums; "Late Registration" in 2006, "Graduation" in 2007, and "808's and Heartbreak" in 2008, they continued to be certified multi-platinum, and awards kept coming. He continued to include various musical styles -- never settling for what was expected.

In November 2010, Kanye released “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and premiered exclusive footage from the film on the Ellen show. He followed up with “MBDTF” and “Watch the Throne,” a collaborative album with Jay-Z, and “Cruel Summer.” In 2013, he released “Yeezus,” which touched on sensitive and controversial topics. His single from the album, “Black Skinhead,” was certified gold. In 2015, Kanye released his single "FourFiveSeconds" with Paul McCartney and Rihanna.

“The Life of Pablo” was released in 2016 and featured the single "No More Parties in L.A.," featuring Kendrick Lamar. Kanye appeared on the Ellen show in May 2016 and performed a song from “T.L.O.P.” Kanye is a musical genius and a creative icon. He has a natural eye for fashion and has become a leading figure in the fashion world. Whatever Kanye creates, it’s sure to be a success.

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