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Published 29/11/2013 | 13:00

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10,111,469 followers on Twitter

1 the number of people he follows on Twitter (it's his fiancee, Kim Kardashian)

6 consecutive number 1 albums.

21 Grammy awards

$90,000 -- the amount one of his limited Nike Air Yeezy II shoes was auctioned forHe actually was The College Dropout, leaving his major in English in Chicago State University to focus on music.

He recorded his debut using a Louis Vuitton bag to carry his demos and discs. Fame evidently hasn't changed him.

He has collaborated with Bon Iver, and is a fan of Led Zeppelin's chord progressions. Who knew?

He has sampled: Otis Redding, Billy Joel, Daft Punk, Elton John, Nina Simone and Roald Dahl, among an exhaustive list.

Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) played drums on a Late Registration track.

His child is named North West. Never not shocking.

Says he'd list "genius" as his occupation on customs forms . . . if only he could always spell it correctly. "No one is looking at what [President] Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day""Come on now! How could you be me and want to be someone else?""I'm like a vessel, and God has chosen me to be the voice and the connector"He likes ... Caps. ALWAYS

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