1975 - Today

Photo of Darude

Icon of person Darude

Toni-Ville Henrik Virtanen (Finnish: [ˈtoniˌʋilːe ˈhenrik ˈʋirtɑnen]; born 17 July 1975), better known by his stage name Darude (), is a Finnish DJ and record producer from Eura, Satakunta. His music is characterised by its progressive/uplifting style. He started making music in 1995 and released the platinum-selling hit single "Sandstorm" in late 1999. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Darude has received more than 1,097,051 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Darude is the 1,660th most popular musician (down from 1,449th in 2019), the 345th most popular biography from Finland (down from 286th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Finnish Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.80

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.08

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Darude ranks 1,660 out of 3,175Before him are Gail Ann Dorsey, Mick Avory, J. B. Lenoir, Paul Kalkbrenner, Mia Zapata, and Brian Littrell. After him are Pepper Adams, Richey Edwards, Glenn Cornick, Shantel, Alex Turner, and Peter Hook.

Most Popular Musicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1975, Darude ranks 164Before him are Prince Ali bin Hussein, Robbie Fowler, Cristiano Lucarelli, Aksel Hennie, Brian Littrell, and Martin Jørgensen. After him are Ivica Dragutinović, Ray Allen, Ruslan Stefanchuk, Giorgi Gakharia, Stefano Fiore, and Anne Dudek.

Others Born in 1975

Go to all Rankings

In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Darude ranks 345 out of 751Before him are Lauri Ylönen (1979), Eeles Landström (1932), Uma Aaltonen (1940), Sirkka Polkunen (1927), Yrjö Sakari Yrjö-Koskinen (1830), and Bruno Ahlberg (1911). After him are Kaisa Parviainen (1914), Fredi (1942), Mikko Kozarowitzky (1948), Pentti Hämäläinen (1929), Osmo Vänskä (1953), and Keijo Liinamaa (1929).

Among MUSICIANS In Finland

Among musicians born in Finland, Darude ranks 10Before him are Alexi Laiho (1979), Timo Tolkki (1966), Jukka Nevalainen (1978), Emppu Vuorinen (1978), Mr Lordi (1974), and Juice Leskinen (1950). After him are Sami Vänskä (1976), Carita Holmström (1954), Roope Latvala (1970), Susanna Mälkki (1969), Eicca Toppinen (1975), and Jani Liimatainen (1980).