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 292,169 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Sam Hui is the 675th most popular singer (down from 585th in 2019), the 676th most popular biography from China (down from 598th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Singer.

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  • 290k

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  • 51.80

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.59

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Sam Hui ranks 675 out of 3,528Before him are Gary Glitter, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kaliopi, Lobo, George Dalaras, and Rocío Jurado. After him are Arash, Floor Jansen, Hans Hotter, Midge Ure, Camilo Sesto, and Kishore Kumar.

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Among people born in 1948, Sam Hui ranks 221Before him are Peter James, Drago Jančar, Nina Rocheva, Theo Jörgensmann, Susan Blakely, and Peter Hammill. After him are Javier Irureta, Shakin' Stevens, Emma Bonino, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Kitten Natividad, and Peggy March.

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In China

Among people born in China, Sam Hui ranks 676 out of 1,392Before him are Qu Qiubai (1899), Michael Hui (1942), Wei Jingsheng (1950), Zeng Gong (1019), Lei Jun (1969), and Zhao Wei (1976). After him are Zhong Nanshan (1936), Cai E (1882), Longchenpa (1308), David Chiang (1947), Li Lisan (1899), and Yang Jiang (1911).

Among SINGERS In China

Among singers born in China, Sam Hui ranks 4Before him are Peng Liyuan (1962), Mei Lanfang (1894), and Shi Pei Pu (1938). After him are Yao Lee (1922), Lu Han (1990), Lay Zhang (1991), Liu Huan (1963), Han Geng (1984), Wei Wei (1963), Sa Dingding (1979), and Cheng Xiao (1998).