Kanye West Biographical Timeline :)

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Individual Essay Project Stage 2 Kanye West: Biographical Timeline June 8, 1877 – Kanye West is born Kanye Omari West in Atlanta, Georgia to his father, Ray West, and mother, Dr. Donda West”. (http://www.rapcentral.co.uk/kanyewestIndex.html) September 18, 2001 – After producing hit singles for successful artists Common, Ludacris and Cam'Ron, among others, West gets his big break when Jay-Z asks him to produce several tracks on his highly successful chart-topping album The Blueprint. (http://www.people.com/people/kanye_west/biography/0,,,00.html) October 23, 2002 – On his way home from a marathon recording session in L.A., West crashes his Lexus after falling asleep at the wheel. While recovering in the hospital, West writes his hit song "Through the Wire," a song about the terrible crash. He recorded the song with his injured jaw still wired shut. (http://www.people.com/people/kanye_west/biography/0,,,00.html) January 2004 – Kanye hits the Top 40 helping out Twista and Jamie Foxx with "Slow Jamz." (http://www.rapcentral.co.uk/kanyewestTimeline.html) February 10, 2004 – West finally releases his debut album, The College Dropout, which is an immediate hit, selling 441, copies in its first week! (http://www.people.com/people/kanye_west/biography/0,,,00.html) April 2004 – Kanye’s debut album The College Dropout is certified platinum. (http://www.rapcentral.co.uk/kanyewestTimeline.html) February 13, 2005 – As the most nominated artist at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards with 10 nods, West takes home three trophies – Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song for "Jesus Walks", and Best R&B Song for producing Alicia Keys' "You Don't Know My Name." (http://www.people.com/people/kanye_west/biography/0,,,00.html) August 30, 2005 – West encounters “sophomore success” when he shoots to No. 1 on the charts with his second album, Late Registration, topping the

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