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Kanye West

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Ye ( YAY; born Kanye Omari West, June 8, 1977), commonly known by his birth name, is an American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West gained recognition as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing singles for several artists and developing the "chipmunk soul" sampling style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kanye West has received more than 42,758,077 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Kanye West is the 277th most popular singer (up from 365th in 2019), the 1,810th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,088th in 2019) and the 89th most popular American Singer.

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  • 43M

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  • 67.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 82

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.01

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Kanye West Totally Wipes His Instagram
Despite being known for his inconstant use of social media, Kanye West recently totally wiped his Instagram page once again. Ye's page now has zero posts but remains active with 9.5 million followers.The drastic move to clear the Instagram page comes shortly …
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Kanye West Dedicates Latest Sunday Service Installment to Virgil Abloh
As the world continues to process the untimely passing of Virgil Abloh, Kanye West dedicated the latest installment of his Sunday Service series to his close friend.Shortly after an official announcement that Virgil had lost his private two-year battle with c…
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Kanye West Working with L.A. Leaders to Solve Homeless Problem
Ye's on a mission to help the homeless population of Los Angeles, meeting with charitable organizations and coming up with strategies he believes can help to ease the growing problem in the city. As we'd shown you ... Kanye stopped by the L.A.…
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Soulja Boy Claims Other Rappers Followed Kanye West in Dropping Him From Their Songs
Soulja Boy is pointing his finger at Kanye West after other rappers supposedly dropped him from their songs.During a recent Instagram Live session, the rapper confirmed that Stunna 4 Vegas and Lil Yachty removed his verses from their songs — following Ye's mo…

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, Kanye West ranks 277 out of 3,541Before him are Hank Williams, F. R. David, Kirsten Flagstad, Bülent Ersoy, Tereza Kesovija, and DJ Khaled. After him are Christina Aguilera, Rod Evans, Selena Gomez, Corry Brokken, Anastacia, and Beyoncé.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1977, Kanye West ranks 15Before him are John Cena, Psy, Raúl, Sarah Wayne Callies, David Trezeguet, and Michael Fassbender. After him are Liv Tyler, Deco, Tarja Turunen, Hidetoshi Nakata, Jessica Chastain, and Brittany Murphy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kanye West ranks 1,810 out of 15,968Before him are Billy Crystal (1948), Martha Stewart (1941), Kelly Lynch (1959), Nicholas Sparks (1965), DJ Khaled (1975), and Jim Garrison (1921). After him are Christina Aguilera (1980), Philip José Farmer (1918), Leonard Bloomfield (1887), Allan Kaprow (1927), Andy Kaufman (1949), and Robert Benton (1932).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Kanye West ranks 89Before him are Connie Francis (1938), Anthony Kiedis (1962), Eartha Kitt (1927), Cass Elliot (1941), Hank Williams (1923), and DJ Khaled (1975). After him are Christina Aguilera (1980), Selena Gomez (1992), Anastacia (1968), Beyoncé (1981), Selena (1971), and Cab Calloway (1907).

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