Why Kanye West is famous

    Why Kanye West is famous

  • 1 One of the best selling artists

    According to Wikipedia, Kanye West has sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads. Kanye is thus one of the best selling artists in the world.

  • 2 He won 21 Grammy awards

    Kanye West has won 21 Grammy awards, according to Wikipedia, thus he became one of the most awarded artists of all time.

  • 3 One of the most influential people in the world

    In 2005, Time magazine named Kanye as one of the most influential people in the world.

  • 4 His controversial opinions

    Kanye is outspoken; he sometimes says what he wants to say no matter who is watching. Some of his controversial opinions gave him wide media attention. 

  • 5 He married Kim Kardashian

    Kanye married Kim kardashian, one of the most famous female celebrities. This added to Kanye's popularity and resulted in more controversy. 

  • 6 The tough guy image

    According to a Quora thread, the tough guy image Kanye portrays made him more appealing to a large number of people who wanted to be as tough as him. 

  • 7 He is a talented artist and producer

    Kanye is a talented artist and producer, according to the opinion of a large number of people. His talent was among the reason he became popular. See why do people like Drake.

  • 8 Created some of the best albums

    3 of Kanye's albums were included in the Rolling Stone's update of the '500 greatest albums of all time'.

  • 9 He produced music for famous artists

    Kanye produced hit singles for Jay Z, Alicia keys and other artists. This has helped him get popular fast.

  • 10 His first album became very successful

    Kanye insisted on creating his own music and so created his first album, The College Dropout which turned out to be a big success.