LL Cool J

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James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), better known by his stage name LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, record producer, actor, author, and entrepreneur from Queens, New York. With the breakthrough success of his hit single "I Need a Beat" and the Radio LP, LL Cool J became an early hip-hop act to achieve mainstream success along with Kurtis Blow and Run-DMC. LL Cool J has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations. His twelfth album Exit 13 (2008), was his last for his long-tenured deal with Def Jam Recordings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of LL Cool J has received more than 8,701,675 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). LL Cool J is the 900th most popular singer (down from 857th in 2019), the 5,108th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,567th in 2019) and the 260th most popular American Singer.

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  • 40

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  • 3.16

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  • 4.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, LL Cool J ranks 900 out of 3,541Before him are Hoagy Carmichael, Sabahudin Kurt, Giuseppe Taddei, Steve Porcaro, Ann Wilson, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. After him are Milka Ternina, Aaron Kwok, Shane MacGowan, Julia Volkova, Basia, and Miyuki Nakajima.

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Among people born in 1968, LL Cool J ranks 103Before him are Julian McMahon, Juan Orlando Hernández, D'arcy Wretzky, Casper Van Dien, Mauro Silva, and Susan Wojcicki. After him are Jordi Mollà, Giuseppe Signori, Jeri Ryan, Emma Wiklund, Navid Negahban, and Kurt Angle.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, LL Cool J ranks 5,108 out of 15,968Before him are Steve Porcaro (1957), George Sidney (1916), Brett Lunger (1945), Susanna Thompson (1958), Ann Wilson (1950), and Eric Bogosian (1953). After him are Robert Yerkes (1876), Catherine Wolfe Bruce (1816), Red Garland (1923), Matt Sorum (1960), Tony Joe White (1943), and Amber Lynn (1964).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, LL Cool J ranks 260Before him are Carl Wilson (1946), Cat Power (1972), Nate Dogg (1969), Hoagy Carmichael (1899), Steve Porcaro (1957), and Ann Wilson (1950). After him are Melanie (1947), Koko Taylor (1928), Lil Peep (1996), Adrian Belew (1949), Johnny Mathis (1935), and Little Walter (1930).

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