The Notorious B.I.G.

1972 - 1997

The Notorious B.I.G.

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 and songwriter. Rooted in the New York rap scene and gangsta rap traditions, he is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G. became known for his distinctive laidback lyrical delivery, offsetting the lyrics' often grim content and his own intimidating appearance. His music was often semi-autobiographical, telling of hardship and criminality, but also of debauchery and celebration.Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, the Notorious B.I.G. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of The Notorious B.I.G. has received more than 19,564,106 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 71st most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 20M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 15.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 71 out of 3,001Before him are Florence Foster Jenkins, 50 Cent, Stevie Wonder, Miriam Makeba, Anna Magdalena Bach, and Jennifer Lopez. After him are Paul Anka, Johnny Hallyday, Shakira, Carlos Gardel, Jon Bon Jovi, and Karel Gott.

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Among people born in 1972, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 6Before him are Zinedine Zidane, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Ben Affleck, and Eminem. After him are Shaquille O'Neal, Dwayne Johnson, Wentworth Miller, Rivaldo, Jude Law, and Pavel Nedvěd. Among people deceased in 1997, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 20Before him are William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Hans Eysenck, Paulo Freire, Sviatoslav Richter, and Melvin Calvin. After him are Isaiah Berlin, Bảo Đại, Bohumil Hrabal, Robert Mitchum, Willem de Kooning, and Aldo Rossi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 472 out of 12,171Before him are Jennifer Lopez (1969), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Natalie Wood (1938), Isaac Singer (1811), and Michael Landon (1936). After him are Warren Beatty (1937), Susan Sontag (1933), John Cazale (1935), Washington Irving (1783), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), and Lady Gaga (1986).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 29Before him are Billie Holiday (1915), Eminem (1972), Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), 50 Cent (1975), Stevie Wonder (1950), and Jennifer Lopez (1969). After him are Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Prince (1958), Gwen Stefani (1969), Steven Tyler (1948), Harry Belafonte (1927), and Roy Orbison (1936).