Seo Taiji

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Jeong Hyeon-cheol (Korean: 정현철; born February 21, 1972), better known as Seo Taiji or Seo Tae-ji (서태지), is a South Korean singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. After dropping out of high school to pursue a music career, he rose to become one of the most prominent and influential cultural icons in South Korea, with many referring to him as "the President of Culture".Following a brief stint in the heavy metal band Sinawe, Taiji formed Seo Taiji and Boys in 1992 with whom he found immediate success. Their style of music, dance, fashion, and self-presentation resonated with the young generation—termed the sinsedae, "new generation." They incorporated elements of popular musical genres from the West and contributed considerably larger to Korean pop culture and Korean pop's development in the 1990s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seo Taiji has received more than 1,165,088 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Seo Taiji is the 1,573rd most popular singer (down from 1,410th in 2019), the 272nd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 146th in 2019) and the 25th most popular South Korean Singer.

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  • 55.51

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  • 17

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  • 4.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Seo Taiji ranks 1,573 out of 3,541Before him are Garth Brooks, Dulce María, Chris Barnes, Jonathan Richman, Kendrick Lamar, and Geoffrey Oryema. After him are Grethe Kausland, Karita Mattila, Ilse DeLange, Porter Wagoner, David Bisbal, and Mississippi Fred McDowell.

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Among people born in 1972, Seo Taiji ranks 237Before him are Sami Al-Jaber, Daniel Amokachi, Fernando Picun, Maki Haneta, Brett Tucker, and Archie Panjabi. After him are Kelly Slater, Michał Żebrowski, Melissa Ponzio, Kae Nishina, Iván Pedroso, and Concha Buika.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Seo Taiji ranks 272 out of 774Before him are Choi Kang-hee (1959), Kim Woo-bin (1989), Seungri (1990), Seo In-guk (1987), Im Yoon-ah (1990), and Park Hae-jin (1983). After him are Yoo Sang-chul (1971), Yoon Eun-hye (1984), Yoo Ah-in (1986), T.O.P (1987), Chun Jung-myung (1980), and Han Duck-soo (1949).

Among SINGERS In South Korea

Among singers born in South Korea, Seo Taiji ranks 25Before him are Taeyeon (1989), Park Bom (1984), Hyuna (1992), Kang Seul-gi (1994), Seungri (1990), and Seo In-guk (1987). After him are Sunmi (1992), Seo Kang-joon (1993), Taeyang (1988), Lee Donghae (1986), Park Hyung-sik (1991), and Gary (1978).

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