SINGER

Kyu Sakamoto

1941 - 1985

Kyu Sakamoto

Kyu Sakamoto (Japanese: 坂本 九, Hepburn: Sakamoto Kyū, born Hisashi Sakamoto (坂本 九, Sakamoto Hisashi) and raised as Hisashi Ōshima (大島 九, Ōshima Hisashi), 10 December 1941 – 12 August 1985) was a Japanese singer and actor, best known outside Japan for his international hit song "Ue o Muite Arukō" (known as "Sukiyaki" in English-speaking markets), which was sung in Japanese and sold over 13 million copies. It reached number one in the United States Billboard Hot 100 in June 1963, making Sakamoto the first Asian recording artist to have a number one song on the chart. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kyu Sakamoto has received more than 615,710 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 189th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 620k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.23

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, Kyu Sakamoto ranks 189 out of 3,001Before him are Esma Redžepova, Omara Portuondo, Udo Jürgens, Petula Clark, Boris Christoff, and David Coverdale. After him are Chris Norman, George Benson, Tori Amos, Joan Sutherland, Vicky Leandros, and Caterina Valente.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1941, Kyu Sakamoto ranks 73Before him are Mohamed Ghannouchi, Riccardo Muti, Otis Redding, Vladimir Voronin, Milan Kučan, and Jacques Perrin. After him are Aimé Jacquet, Linda McCartney, Liamine Zéroual, Jacqueline Boyer, Alfred G. Gilman, and Stephen Frears. Among people deceased in 1985, Kyu Sakamoto ranks 32Before him are Elsa Morante, George Pólya, Rodney Robert Porter, Birabongse Bhanudej, Tjalling Koopmans, and James Hadley Chase. After him are Anne Baxter, Henry Hathaway, Méret Oppenheim, Tage Erlander, Tancredo Neves, and Ian Stewart.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kyu Sakamoto ranks 209 out of 3,113Before him are Toshio Hirabayashi (null), Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358), Kazu Naoki (1918), Kitarō (1953), Masahiko Kimura (1917), and Takahito, Prince Mikasa (1915). After him are Emperor Ingyō (376), Yohji Yamamoto (1943), Jiroemon Kimura (1897), Nobuyuki Abe (1875), Takashi Shimura (1905), and Masahito, Prince Hitachi (1935).

Among SINGERS In Japan

Among singers born in Japan, Kyu Sakamoto ranks 1After him are Mariya Takeuchi (1955), Ayumi Hamasaki (1978), Seiko Matsuda (1962), Yoko Kanno (1963), Akina Nakamori (1965), Namie Amuro (1977), Hironobu Kageyama (1961), Tetsuya Komuro (1958), Masashi Tashiro (1956), Toshi (1965), and Nikka Costa (1972).

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