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Kanye West

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Ye ( YAY; born Kanye Omari West KAHN-yay; June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer. One of the world's best-selling music artists with 160 million records sold, West has won 24 Grammy Awards, the joint tenth-most of all time and most awarded for any hip hop artist jointly with Jay-Z. His other accolades include a Billboard Artist Achievement Award, a joint-record three Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.West's first six solo albums—The College Dropout (2004), Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), 808s & Heartbreak (2008), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), and Yeezus (2013)—were included on Rolling Stone's 2020 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list with the same publication naming him one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. He also released the collaborative albums Watch the Throne (2011) with Jay-Z and Kids See Ghosts (2018) with Kid Cudi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kanye West has received more than 61,811,392 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia. Kanye West is the 363rd most popular singer (down from 277th in 2019), the 2,259th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,809th in 2019) and the 114th most popular American Singer.

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  • 62M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.34

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 82

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kanye West ranks 363 out of 3,528Before him are Anastacia, Alizée, Chris Brown, Denny Doherty, Manuel García, and Joe Lynn Turner. After him are Laura Pausini, Sabah, Giuditta Pasta, Šaban Šaulić, Selena Gomez, and Thalía.

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Among people born in 1977, Kanye West ranks 21Before him are David Trezeguet, Jessica Chastain, Deco, Tarja Turunen, Chris Martin, and Hidetoshi Nakata. After him are Chad Hurley, Sarah Wayne Callies, Natalia Oreiro, Brittany Murphy, Antonio Di Natale, and Mark van Bommel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kanye West ranks 2,259 out of 18,182Before him are Fred Haise (1933), William A. Wellman (1896), Pat Hingle (1924), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), George Wallace (1919), and Jessica Biel (1982). After him are Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), Gia Carangi (1960), Duane Allman (1946), Daniel McFadden (1937), Bill Tilden (1893), and Josh Duhamel (1972).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Kanye West ranks 114Before him are Marc Anthony (1968), Neil Sedaka (1939), Ricky Nelson (1940), Anastacia (1968), Chris Brown (1989), and Joe Lynn Turner (1951). After him are Selena Gomez (1992), LP (1981), Selena (1971), Katy Perry (1984), Harry Nilsson (1941), and Karen Carpenter (1950).

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