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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 1,302,840 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Kurtis Blow is the 2,232nd most popular singer (down from 2,064th in 2019), the 12,004th most popular biography from United States (down from 11,156th in 2019) and the 640th most popular American Singer.

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  • 1.3M

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  • 38.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.23

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kurtis Blow ranks 2,232 out of 3,528Before him are Eyal Golan, Brett Anderson, Skylar Grey, Marcus Mumford, Levi Stubbs, and Kurt Nilsen. After him are Siriporn Ampaipong, Hani, Kim Ryeo-wook, Vani Jairam, Niamh Kavanagh, and Eva Rivas.

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Among people born in 1959, Kurtis Blow ranks 515Before him are Pelle Lindbergh, Perry Farrell, Mario Cantone, Acácio, Fernando Romay, and Patrizio Oliva. After him are Mark Aguirre, Dale Midkiff, Peter Angerer, Marisol Touraine, Vladimir Muravyov, and Tatyana Kolpakova.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kurtis Blow ranks 12,004 out of 18,182Before him are Brandon Flowers (1981), Bob Knight (1940), Rachel Miner (1980), Skylar Grey (1986), Marcus Mumford (1987), and Levi Stubbs (1936). After him are Katrina Law (1985), Ginger Fish (1965), Road Warrior Animal (1960), Dana Vollmer (1987), Jake Thomas (1990), and Aaron Rodgers (1983).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Kurtis Blow ranks 640Before him are Tim Armstrong (1965), Mac Davis (1942), Warrel Dane (1961), Skylar Grey (1986), Marcus Mumford (1987), and Levi Stubbs (1936). After him are Everlast (1969), Redman (1970), Bobby Bare (1935), Adelaide Hall (1901), Lil Jon (1971), and Eddie Kendricks (1939).

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