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Mos Def

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Yasiin Bey (; born Dante Terrell Smith, December 11, 1973), previously and more commonly known by his stage name Mos Def (), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. His hip hop career began in 1994, alongside his siblings in the short-lived rap group Urban Thermo Dynamics (UTD), after which they appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. He formed the duo Black Star, alongside fellow Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli, and in 1998 they released their debut album Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, featuring the singles "Definition" and "Respiration". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mos Def has received more than 6,742,381 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Mos Def is the 543rd most popular singer (down from 507th in 2019), the 3,139th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,019th in 2019) and the 159th most popular American Singer.

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  • 6.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Mos Def ranks 543 out of 3,528Before him are Cristina Deutekom, Maryla Rodowicz, Mohammed Rafi, Ceca, Teresa Żylis-Gara, and Howlin' Wolf. After him are Sheryl Crow, Graham Nash, Aristide Bruant, Magda Olivero, Barbara Hendricks, and Waylon Jennings.

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Among people born in 1973, Mos Def ranks 47Before him are Haile Gebrselassie, Rüştü Reçber, Patrick Wilson, Giancarlo Fisichella, Claude Makélélé, and Ceca. After him are Pauleta, Stephenie Meyer, Guillaume Canet, Federica Mogherini, Jerzy Dudek, and Roberto Martínez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mos Def ranks 3,139 out of 18,182Before him are Jonathan Frakes (1952), Brent Spiner (1949), Rensis Likert (1903), Hal Ashby (1929), Jackie Stallone (1921), and Arnold Palmer (1929). After him are Sheryl Crow (1962), Leslie Lamport (1941), Clara Barton (1821), James W. Christy (1938), Cedric Gibbons (1893), and John C. Mather (1946).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Mos Def ranks 159Before him are Halsey (1994), Dinah Washington (1924), Lee Hazlewood (1929), Miley Cyrus (1992), Emmylou Harris (1947), and Howlin' Wolf (1910). After him are Sheryl Crow (1962), Barbara Hendricks (1948), Waylon Jennings (1937), DMX (1970), Paul Robeson (1898), and Bobby Kimball (1947).

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