Kurtis Blow

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Kurtis Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record/film producer, b-boy, DJ, public speaker and minister. He is the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label. "The Breaks", a single from his 1980 self-titled debut album, is the first certified gold record rap song. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurtis Blow has received more than 1,259,687 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Kurtis Blow is the 2,072nd most popular singer (down from 1,712th in 2019), the 11,181st most popular biography from United States and the 610th most popular American Singer.

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  • 51.87

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  • 18

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  • 2.21

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  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kurtis Blow ranks 2,072 out of 3,541Before him are Tomas N'evergreen, Future, Sa Dingding, Emin Agalarov, Tiffany Darwish, and Vince Gill. After him are Birdman, Ellen McLain, Charley Pride, Katharine McPhee, Darin Zanyar, and Hank Williams Jr..

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Among people born in 1959, Kurtis Blow ranks 466Before him are Ulrike Richter, Eduardo Acevedo, Karl Shuker, Peter Angerer, Eileen Davidson, and Mick McCarthy. After him are Hiroshi Kobayashi, Scott Altman, Carlos I. Noriega, Maya Lin, Abraham Løkin, and Roberto Tricella.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kurtis Blow ranks 11,181 out of 15,968Before him are Graham Rogers (1990), Bode Miller (1977), Tiffany Darwish (1971), Vince Gill (1957), Charles Baker (1971), and Billy Taylor (1921). After him are Lucille Bliss (1916), Noodles (1963), Harry Blackmun (1908), Mae Whitman (1988), Kasey Keller (1969), and Birdman (1969).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Kurtis Blow ranks 610Before him are Nora Bayes (1880), Adelaide Hall (1901), Tiffany Young (1989), Future (1983), Tiffany Darwish (1971), and Vince Gill (1957). After him are Birdman (1969), Ellen McLain (1952), Charley Pride (1934), Katharine McPhee (1984), Hank Williams Jr. (1949), and Cheryl Lynn (1957).

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