1953 - Today


Kitarō (喜多郎), born Masanori Takahashi (高橋 正則) (February 4, 1953), is a Japanese recording artist, composer, record producer, and arranger noted for his electronic-instrumental music, and is often associated with and regarded as one of the most prominent musical acts of new-age music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kitarō has received more than 401,020 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 211th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 400k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.27

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Twitter Activity

Page views of Kitarō by language


Among musicians, Kitarō ranks 211 out of 2,258Before him are Liberace, Romano Mussolini, Paul Stanley, Ian Curtis, Lalo Schifrin, and Duff McKagan. After him are Ian Paice, Joe Jackson, Count Basie, Rudolf Schenker, Kirk Hammett, and Alan Parsons.

Most Popular Musicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1953, Kitarō ranks 40Before him are Carlos Queiroz, Guy Verhofstadt, James Horner, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Thomas Bach, and Daniel Passarella. After him are Manuel Pellegrini, Paul Krugman, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Felix Magath, Alan Moore, and John Zorn.

Others Born in 1953

Go to all Rankings

In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kitarō ranks 206 out of 3,113Before him are Emperor Kenzō (450), Emperor Kōtoku (596), Emperor Senka (467), Toshio Hirabayashi (null), Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358), and Kazu Naoki (1918). After him are Masahiko Kimura (1917), Takahito, Prince Mikasa (1915), Kyu Sakamoto (1941), Emperor Ingyō (376), Yohji Yamamoto (1943), and Jiroemon Kimura (1897).

Among MUSICIANS In Japan

Among musicians born in Japan, Kitarō ranks 3Before him are Naruhito (1960) and Joe Hisaishi (1950). After him are Isao Tomita (1932), Shinichi Suzuki (1898), Hide (1964), Yoshiki (1965), Yuki Kajiura (1965), Hyde (1969), Gackt (1973), Keiko Matsui (1961), and Masaharu Fukuyama (1969).

Musicians Born in Japan

Go to all Rankings