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U2 Concerts with Opening Act: Kanye West

Kanye West has opened at 16 U2 concerts.

Kanye West Website

Chicago born rapper and producer Kanyew West released his debut album "The College Dropout" in 2002 with much commercial and critial acclaim. He often uses styles like synthpop, '70s R&B,  arena rock, and electronica in his music. He first gained success on Jay-Z's 2001 album "The Blueprint." During his opening stint for U2 during the Vertigo tour, West was inspired to create songs that could transition well in arenas and also saw influences by The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. West headlined Coachella in 2011 and released the record "Watch the Throne" with Jay-Z the same year. In June 2013, he released his sixth album "Yeezus" which became his sixth consecutive number one debut.