Kanye West is an artist, producer, designer, and icon. Named twice by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, West has sold over 35 million albums and 85 million digital tracks worldwide and has won 21 Grammy Awards. Over the course of his legendary career, West has released seven consecutive No. 1 albums and seven No. 1 singles, along with scores of radio hits and millions of concert tickets sold worldwide. The Chicago-born rapper/producer/designer has blazed a path through the industry that few have matched. After getting his start rapping and producing with local acts and rising stars in the industry, 'Ye got his big break working as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early aughts, including a slew of credits on JAY-Z’s 2001 album, The Blueprint. After a horrific car accident that resulted in West recording his breakout hit "Through The Wire" with his jaw wired shut, his mixtape was released in December 2002. Two years later, he dropped his debut album The College Dropout and from there, West has dominated pop culture for over a decade. All seven of his studio albums, including The College Dropout and Graduation, have been certified Platinum, with six debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. West continues to push the genre forward; his latest album, 2016’s The Life of Pablo, became the first streaming-only album to go Platinum—proving his victory laps are far from finished.