MUSICIAN

Joe Hisaishi

1950 - Today

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Mamoru Fujisawa (藤澤 守, Fujisawa Mamoru, born December 6, 1950), known professionally as Joe Hisaishi (久石 譲, Hisaishi Jō), is a Japanese composer, musical director, conductor and pianist, known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981. Hisaishi's music has been known to explore and incorporate different genres, including minimalist, experimental electronic, Western classical, and Japanese classical. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Hisaishi has received more than 2,143,390 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Joe Hisaishi is the 112th most popular musician (up from 124th in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Japan (up from 93rd in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Musician.

Joe Hisaishi is a Japanese composer. He is most famous for his soundtracks for Studio Ghibli films.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Joe Hisaishi ranks 112 out of 3,175Before him are João Gilberto, Glenn Miller, David Guetta, Nadia Boulanger, Jascha Heifetz, and Henryk Wieniawski. After him are John Bonham, Barry Gibb, Mariss Jansons, Lionel Richie, Sid Vicious, and Thomas Bangalter.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1950, Joe Hisaishi ranks 21Before him are Steven Van Zandt, David Duke, Bill Murray, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Anne, Princess Royal, and Gilles Villeneuve. After him are Néstor Kirchner, Mithun Chakraborty, Richard Branson, Zhang Yimou, Peter Gabriel, and Ron Perlman.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Joe Hisaishi ranks 89 out of 6,245Before him are Yoshihide Suga (1948), Kiichiro Toyoda (1894), Himiko (175), Shin'ichirō Tomonaga (1906), Sakamoto Ryōma (1836), and Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952). After him are Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891), Kōbō Abe (1924), Kūkai (774), Emperor Itoku (-553), Prince Shōtoku (574), and Benkei (1155).

Among MUSICIANS In Japan

Among musicians born in Japan, Joe Hisaishi ranks 1After him are Kitarō (1953), Mitsuko Uchida (1948), Isao Tomita (1932), Shinichi Suzuki (1898), Yoshiki (1965), Hide (1964), Haruomi Hosono (1947), Shigeru Umebayashi (1951), Susumu Hirasawa (1954), Mitski (1990), and Yuki Kajiura (1965).