Sam Hui

1948 - Today

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Samuel Hui Koon-kit (born 6 September 1948), usually known as Sam Hui, is a Hong Kong musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He is credited with popularising Cantopop both via the infusion of Western-style music and his usage of vernacular Cantonese rather than written vernacular Chinese in biting lyrics that addressed contemporary problems and concerns. Hui is considered by some to be the first major superstar of Cantopop, known as the God of Song. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Hui has received more than 258,026 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Sam Hui is the 586th most popular singer (up from 693rd in 2019), the 599th most popular biography from China and the 3rd most popular Chinese Singer.

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  • 260k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Sam Hui ranks 586 out of 3,541Before him are Barbara Hendricks, Dua Lipa, Dana International, Anita Mui, Loredana Bertè, and Joseph Schmidt. After him are J-Hope, Leo Nucci, RM, Sheryl Crow, Vice Vukov, and Jean-Jacques Goldman.

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Among people born in 1948, Sam Hui ranks 173Before him are Bonnie Bedelia, Zdravko Tolimir, Kenny Loggins, Beppe Grillo, Barbara Hendricks, and Friedrich Koncilia. After him are Mitsuko Uchida, Siim Kallas, Kemal Monteno, Gunnar Nilsson, Yuriy Yekhanurov, and Ram Baran Yadav.

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In China

Among people born in China, Sam Hui ranks 599 out of 1,186Before him are Shiing-Shen Chern (1911), He Long (1896), Ragibagh Khan (1320), Konstantin Rodzaevsky (1907), Jung Chang (1952), and Lien Chan (1936). After him are Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama (1938), Wang Can (177), Tian Han (1898), Ai Qing (1910), Wang Fuzhi (1619), and Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei (1901).

Among SINGERS In China

Among singers born in China, Sam Hui ranks 3Before him are Shi Pei Pu (1938) and Mei Lanfang (1894). After him are Peng Liyuan (1962), Lu Han (1990), Lay Zhang (1991), Han Geng (1984), Wei Wei (1963), Liu Huan (1963), Sa Dingding (1979), Jane Zhang (1984), and Alan Dawa Dolma (1987).