Heavy D

1967 - 2011

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Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011), better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singer and actor. Myers was the former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a group which included dancers/background vocalists G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), "Trouble" T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and DJ and producer Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s. The five albums the group released were produced by Teddy Riley, Marley Marl, DJ Premier, his cousin Pete Rock, and Eddie F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heavy D has received more than 2,692,741 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Heavy D is the 2,538th most popular singer (down from 2,258th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Jamaica (down from 67th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Jamaican Singer.

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  • 21

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  • 4.12

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Among singers, Heavy D ranks 2,538 out of 3,541. Before him are Dino Jelusić, Nicole Jung, MF Doom, Sofia Jannok, Alenka Gotar, and Estrella Morente. After him are Joey Badass, Leah Dizon, Andy Biersack, Yolanda Adams, Vic Chesnutt, and Despina Olympiou.

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Among people born in 1967, Heavy D ranks 551Before him are Mnatsakan Iskandaryan, Sissi, Wílmer Cabrera, Takafumi Hori, Sergei Tchepikov, and Cécile Nowak. After him are Dara Torres, Dan Futterman, Colin Jackson, Mick Mulvaney, Robert Wangila, and Dede Gardner. Among people deceased in 2011, Heavy D ranks 416Before him are Googie Withers, Jimmy Adamson, Mark Hatfield, Laura Ziskin, Phoebe Snow, and Alexander Galimov. After him are Poly Styrene, Jan Marek, Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, Josef Vašíček, David Kato, and John Dye.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Heavy D ranks 77 out of 147. Before him are Sizzla (1976), Theodore Whitmore (1972), Howard Cooke (1915), Veronica Campbell-Brown (1982), Michael Frater (1982), and Barrington Levy (1964). After him are Shabba Ranks (1966), Juliet Cuthbert (1964), Buju Banton (1973), Luton Shelton (1985), Deon Hemmings (1968), and Bert Cameron (1959).

Among SINGERS In Jamaica

Among singers born in Jamaica, Heavy D ranks 18Before him are Dennis Brown (1957), Ini Kamoze (1957), Ky-Mani Marley (1976), Capleton (1967), Sizzla (1976), and Barrington Levy (1964). After him are Shabba Ranks (1966), Buju Banton (1973), Beenie Man (1973), Bounty Killer (1972), and Omi (1986).

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