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The Notorious B.I.G.

1972 - 1997

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Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names the Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper. Rooted in East Coast hip hop and particularly gangsta rap, he is cited in various media lists as being one of the greatest rappers of all time. Wallace became known for his distinctive laid-back lyrical delivery, offsetting the lyrics' often grim content. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of The Notorious B.I.G. has received more than 27,932,260 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). The Notorious B.I.G. is the 66th most popular singer (down from 63rd in 2019), the 448th most popular biography from United States (up from 450th in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Singer.

The Notorious B.I.G. is most famous for being a rapper in the 1990s and early 2000s. He was one of the most well-known rappers in the world at the time of his death.

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  • 67.33

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  • 60

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  • 15.72

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  • 2.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 66 out of 3,528Before him are Eminem, Carlos Gardel, Amália Rodrigues, Rod Stewart, Salvatore Adamo, and Víctor Jara. After him are Ian Gillan, Klaus Meine, Diana Ross, Johnny Hallyday, Kate Bush, and Marianne Faithfull.

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Among people born in 1972, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 8Before him are Ben Affleck, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shaquille O'Neal, Eminem, and Dwayne Johnson. After him are Rivaldo, Jude Law, Pavel Nedvěd, Andrzej Duda, Wentworth Miller, and Luís Figo. Among people deceased in 1997, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 16Before him are Mobutu Sese Seko, Victor Vasarely, Anton LaVey, Paulo Freire, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, and Bohumil Hrabal. After him are Hans Eysenck, Isaiah Berlin, William S. Burroughs, Sviatoslav Richter, Melvin Calvin, and Robert Mitchum.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 448 out of 18,182Before him are Joan Crawford (1904), Louisa May Alcott (1832), Gordon Allport (1897), Tennessee Williams (1911), Cliff Burton (1962), and Montgomery Clift (1920). After him are John Wayne Gacy (1942), Glenn Close (1947), Pat Morita (1932), Jim Jones (1931), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), and Sharon Stone (1958).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 27Before him are 50 Cent (1975), Jennifer Lopez (1969), Kurt Cobain (1967), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Stevie Wonder (1950), and Eminem (1972). After him are Diana Ross (1944), Glen Campbell (1936), Prince (1958), Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), Steven Tyler (1948), and Gwen Stefani (1969).

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