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Kanye West

#1/20: Kanye West's Signature Style
#1/20: Kanye West's Signature Style
Kanye West is seen here in typical Kanye garb: bold fashion, an attention-getting pattern, bling around his neck and shades covering his eyes.
#2/20: Kanye West and his Mom
#2/20: Kanye West and his Mom
Growing up, Kanye West could always been found next to his mother, Dr. Donda West, who emphasized education.
#3/20: Kanye West Early On
#3/20: Kanye West Early On
Early in Kanye West's musical career, he produced songs for a number of artists including Foxy Brown, Jermaine Dupri and Goodie Mob.
#5/20: Kanye West and Jay-Z
#5/20: Kanye West and Jay-Z
Kanye West's big break came in 2001 when he was the lead producer for Jay-Z's legendary album "The Blueprint."
#7/20: Kanye West's "Gold Digger."
#7/20: Kanye West's "Gold Digger."
The year 2005 saw Kanye West release his "Late Registration" album, which featured the hit song "Gold Digger."
#8/20: Kanye West on George Bush
#8/20: Kanye West on George Bush
Kanye West made worldwide headlines shortly after the Hurricane Katrina disaster when he said: "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
#9/20: Kanye Loses His Mom in 2007
#9/20: Kanye Loses His Mom in 2007
In November of 2007, Kanye West's mom died from complications following plastic surgery.
#10/20: Kanye Splits with Alexis Phifer
#10/20: Kanye Splits with Alexis Phifer
Early in 2008, Kanye West and Alexis Phifer ended their engagement after deciding to separate.
#11/20: Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak"
#11/20: Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak"
In an emotional time in Kanye West's life following the death of his mother and the breakup with his fiancee, the hip hop star released a pop album entitled "808s & Heartbreak."
#12/20: Kanye West Arrested
#12/20: Kanye West Arrested
Twice in 2008, Kanye West was arrested for incidents that involved run-ins with paparazzi.
#13/20: Kanye West & Amber Rose
#13/20: Kanye West & Amber Rose
Kanye West and Amber Rose had a highly-publicized two-year romance that began in 2008.
#14/20: Kanye West Gives Back
#14/20: Kanye West Gives Back
Kanye West runs the Kanye West Foundation in his hometown of Chicago, which aims to help minorities stay in school.
#15/20: Kanye West & Taylor Swift in 2008
#15/20: Kanye West & Taylor Swift in 2008
During the 2008 VMAs, Kanye West ambushed Taylor Swift to protest the country music star's victory over Beyonce in the Best Female Video category.
#16/20: Kanye West in GQ
#16/20: Kanye West in GQ
In 2009, GQ selected Kanye West as one of the Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America.
#17/20: Kanye West at the 2009 VMAs
#17/20: Kanye West at the 2009 VMAs
A year after the controversial Taylor Swift incident, Kanye West was all smiles in his return to the VMA stage.
#18/20: Kanye West's Clothing Line
#18/20: Kanye West's Clothing Line
Kanye West is known for his music but he has also left his mark in the fashion world with a clothing line (Past Tell) and series of Nikes (Air Yeezys).
#19/20: Kanye West on Tour in 2011
#19/20: Kanye West on Tour in 2011
Kanye West has spent much of 2011 touring around the world -- from Austin to Australia and from Portugal to Poland.
#20/20: Kanye West's New Album "Watch the Throne"
#20/20: Kanye West's New Album "Watch the Throne"
On August 8th, 2011, Kanye West released the album "Watch the Throne," a collabo with Jay-Z that debuted at No. 1.
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