MC Hammer

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Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), known professionally as MC Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American rapper, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur who had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s until the early 1990s. Remembered for his rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for songs (such as "U Can't Touch This" and "2 Legit 2 Quit"), flashy dance movements, choreography and eponymous Hammer pants.A multi-award winner, MC Hammer is considered a "forefather/pioneer" and innovator of pop-rap (incorporating elements of freestyle music) and is the first hip hop artist to achieve diamond status for an album. BET ranked Hammer as the No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of MC Hammer has received more than 4,296,098 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). MC Hammer is the 770th most popular singer (down from 716th in 2019), the 4,302nd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,852nd in 2019) and the 220th most popular American Singer.

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  • 61.78

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  • 32

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  • 3.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, MC Hammer ranks 770 out of 3,541Before him are Dave Matthews, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bob Martin, Frank Sinatra Jr., Theo Adam, and Nancy Ajram. After him are Loretta Lynn, Mississippi John Hurt, Josipa Lisac, Anita O'Day, Natalie Imbruglia, and Ted Neeley.

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Among people born in 1962, MC Hammer ranks 114Before him are Branko Crvenkovski, Imad Mughniyah, Kim Vilfort, Peter Steele, Sergio Batista, and Michael Weikath. After him are Denis O'Hare, Baz Luhrmann, Sakis Rouvas, Wynton Rufer, Carl Cox, and Hironobu Sakaguchi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, MC Hammer ranks 4,302 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Foxworth (1941), John Kitzmiller (1913), John Phillip Law (1937), Sienna Miller (1981), Albert Sidney Johnston (1803), and Kenneth Mars (1935). After him are Kathleen Quinlan (1954), Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911), Ralph Boston (1939), Loretta Lynn (1932), Randy Orton (1980), and Benny Carter (1907).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, MC Hammer ranks 220Before him are Peter Steele (1962), Stephen Stills (1945), Val Valentino (1956), Rebbie Jackson (1950), Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893), and Frank Sinatra Jr. (1944). After him are Loretta Lynn (1932), Mississippi John Hurt (1892), Anita O'Day (1919), Ted Neeley (1943), Eydie Gormé (1928), and Gladys Knight (1944).

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