Can you believe it — Kanye West is 38 years-old today, June 8! The ‘Only One’ rapper has had a whirlwind year full of career accomplishments and big news for his family, and we’re going to help him celebrate them all!
Kanye West is one of the hardest working men in the business, and his dedication to his music didn’t waver in the last year. With new collaborations and a new album, Kanye spent 37 on top! And not to mention, life with wife Kim Kardashian, 34, and daughter North, seemed pretty blissful, too. Let’s hope 38 is just as sweet!
When we look back on Kanye’s last year, it’s hard to pinpoint one thing that made it great. He had not one, but two collaborations with Paul McCartney (“FourFiveSeconds” and “Only One”). Amazing! On February 15, 2015, he appeared on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, a historical event for television, and was one of only a handful of musical guests invited to perform.
In May 2015, he announced plans to release his new album, which will be called SWISH. Though it hasn’t arrived yet, that’s only something to make 38 even better. May was a landmark month for the rapper as well — the “college dropout” received an honorary doctorate from the School of Art Institute Chicago for his contributions to music, fashion, and popular culture. Well done, Kanye!
Kanye’s Happy Family Moments
There’s no doubt that Kanye had amazing career moves through the past year, but he also had happy times with his beautiful family as well. He took a trip to Armenia with Kim, North and sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian to enjoy their family’s ancestral culture — and also throw an impromptu concert while he was at it.
And maybe the biggest event of all, Kanye found out that he was going to be a father for the second time! Kim and Kanye announced that they were expecting on May 31 — happy, happy news for the couple who have been trying to get pregnant for some time now. Congrats, Kanye! And have a wonderful year!
Help us wish Kanye a happy birthday, HollywoodLifers!
— Samantha Wilson