Kanye West's Official Top 40 biggest songs in the UK

With 44 UK Top 40 singles to his name and a new album on the horizon, we reveal Kanye's biggest hits so far.

Innovative, controversial, game-changing and polarising are all words you could use to describe Kanye West. A leader in the rap game for 15 years, Kanye attracts major attention from critics and the public alike with every release - even when he delays them at the last minute, as is the case for his latest record Donda. 

Ahead of the album's impending (we're sure) release, we delve into Kanye's 40 biggest hits in the UK, based on sales and streams.

N****s in Paris (with Jay-Z)
Released: 2011
Official Chart peak: 10
UK chart sales: 1.45m

"No one knows what it means, but it's provocative." Who'd have thought that sample of Will Ferrell and Jon Heder from Blades of Glory would become so iconic? If you've seen Kanye and Jay-Z perform Paris live or have just listened to the track in a club, you'll know people can't get enough of the song. Dominated by an adrenaline-pumping synth loop, Paris can get a room bouncing in seconds.

N****s in Paris peaked at a modest Number 10, but its legacy is long-lasting. With almost 1.5 million chart sales, including 91 million streams, it ranks as Kanye's fifth biggest track in the UK.

FourFiveSeconds (with Rihanna and Paul McCartney)
Released: 2015
Official Chart peak: 3
UK chart sales: 1.52m

Kanye and Rihanna have collaborated on three UK Top 20 hits, with FourFiveSeconds being the biggest overall. Sir Paul McCartney is a curveball feature on this campfire-meets-hip-hop song, which peaked at Number 3. The track is Kanye's fourth biggest song in the UK, with 1.52 million chart sales, including 113 million streams.

American Boy (with Estelle)
Released: 2008
Official Chart peak: 1
UK chart sales: 1.7m

An Official Singles Chart Number 1, Estelle struck gold (pun intended) when she drafted in Kanye to appear on her breakthrough hit American Boy. Fresh off the back of the success of his UK chart-topping album Graduation, American Boy continued Kanye's momentum, dethroning Duffy's Mercy from Number 1 in 2008. 1.7 million chart sales, including 188 million streams (recently boosted after going viral on TikTok) puts the track as Kanye's third biggest song in the UK.

Stronger
Released: 2007
Official Chart peak: 1
UK chart sales: 1.71m

Kanye is the king of sampling, and Stronger - which uses a vocal sample of Daft Punk's Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - was Kanye's first of three UK Number 1s, and his only chart-topper as a lead artist. While its 1.71m chart sales, including 120 million streams, is impressive, a retro Kanye classic pips it to the post on the all-time artist chart.

Gold Digger (with Jamie Foxx)
Released: 2005
Official Chart peak: 2
UK chart sales: 1.77m

It may not have been a UK Number 1, but Gold Digger reached a top spot in the end. The Jamie Foxx collaboration from 2005 is Kanye's most streamed song with 123 million plays since records began in 2014. Its total tally stands at 1.77 million. We never did find out if she was a gold digger or not.

Elsewhere in Kanye's all-time Top 40, his guest spot on Katy Perry's E.T. is at 10, his third Number 1 Run This Town with Jay-Z and Rihanna lands at 11, and 2018 Lil Pump duet I Love It is at 12 thanks to a massive 104 million streams.

Kanye West's Official Top 40 biggest songs in the UK

  TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 GOLD DIGGER KANYE WEST FT JAMIE FOXX 2
2 STRONGER KANYE WEST 1
3 AMERICAN BOY ESTELLE FT KANYE WEST 1
4 FOURFIVE SECONDS RIHANNA/KANYE WEST/MCCARTNEY 3
5 N****S IN PARIS JAY-Z & KANYE WEST 10
6 ALL OF THE LIGHTS KANYE WEST FT RIHANNA 15
7 POWER KANYE WEST 36
8 BLACK SKINHEAD KANYE WEST 34
9 KNOCK YOU DOWN KERI HILSON/KANYE WEST/NE-YO 5
10 ET KATY PERRY FT KANYE WEST 3
11 RUN THIS TOWN JAY-Z FT RIHANNA & KANYE WEST 1
12 I LOVE IT KANYE WEST & LIL PUMP 3
13 TOUCH THE SKY KANYE WEST FT LUPE FIASCO 6
14 FAMOUS KANYE WEST 33
15 FOREVER DRAKE/KANYE/LIL WAYNE/EMINEM 42
16 ALL FALLS DOWN KANYE WEST FT SYLEENA JOHNSON 10
17 HEARTLESS KANYE WEST 10
18 NO CHURCH IN THE WILD JAY-Z/KANYE WEST/F OCEAN 37
19 LOVE LOCKDOWN KANYE WEST 8
20 HOMECOMING KANYE WEST FT CHRIS MARTIN 9
21 CLIQUE KANYE WEST/JAY Z/BIG SEAN 22
22 SUPERNOVA MR HUDSON FT KANYE WEST 2
23 FATHER STRETCH MY HANDS PT 1 KANYE WEST 54
24 OTIS JAY-Z/KANYE WEST/OTIS REDDING 28
25 FADE KANYE WEST/POST MALONE/TY 50
26 GOOD LIFE KANYE WEST FT T-PAIN 23
27 MONSTER KANYE WEST FT JAY-Z/BON IVER NA
28 FLASHING LIGHTS KANYE WEST FT DWELE 29
29 THROUGH THE WIRE KANYE WEST 9
30 JESUS WALKS KANYE WEST 16
31 MERCY KANYE WEST/BIG SEAN/PUSHA T 55
32 BOUND 2 KANYE WEST 55
33 CAN'T TELL ME NOTHING KANYE WEST NA
34 RUNAWAY KANYE WEST FT PUSHA T 56
35 WAVES KANYE WEST 77
36 ULTRALIGHT BEAM KANYE WEST/CHANCE THE RAPPER 63
37 WOLVES KANYE WEST/FRANK OCEAN 88
38 REAL FRIENDS KANYE WEST FT TY DOLLA SIGN 78
39 ALL MINE KANYE WEST 11
40 ALL DAY KANYE WEST/LONDON/KINGDOM 18

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