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Toni-Ville Henrik Virtanen (Finnish: [ˈtoniˌʋilːe ˈhenrik ˈʋirtɑnen]; born July 17, 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 842,344 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Darude is the 1,339th most popular musician (down from 899th in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from Finland (down from 155th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Finnish Musician.

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Among musicians, Darude ranks 1,339 out of 2,675Before him are George Adams, Daniel Lanois, Arthur Crudup, Dominic Miller, James P. Johnson, and Esbjörn Svensson. After him are Kee Marcello, Monty Alexander, Wolf Hoffmann, Jörg Michael, Gackt, and José Cura.

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Among people born in 1975, Darude ranks 108Before him are Cristiano Lucarelli, Felix Brych, Hiroshi Kamiya, Zach Braff, Elizabeth Reaser, and M.I.A.. After him are Albin Kurti, Néstor Pitana, Cosmin Contra, Dario Šimić, Judy Greer, and Oleksandr Shovkovskiy.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Darude ranks 247 out of 509Before him are Sakari Tuomioja (1911), Teemu Sippo (1947), Emppu Vuorinen (1978), Akilles Järvinen (1905), Väinö Kokkinen (1899), and Olli Rehn (1962). After him are Pauli Nevala (1940), Ville Pörhölä (1897), Jyrki Katainen (1971), Verner Järvinen (1870), Sofi Oksanen (1977), and Heikki Hasu (1926).

Among MUSICIANS In Finland

Among musicians born in Finland, Darude ranks 8Before him are Aarre Merikanto (1893), Tuomas Holopainen (1976), Timo Tolkki (1966), Jukka Nevalainen (1978), Mr Lordi (1974), and Emppu Vuorinen (1978). After him are Alexi Laiho (1979), Sami Vänskä (1976), Juice Leskinen (1950), Carita Holmström (1954), Roope Latvala (1970), and Eicca Toppinen (1975).

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