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 and songwriter. Rooted in the New York rap scene and gangsta rap traditions, he is widely considered 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 25,220,039 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). The Notorious B.I.G. is the 63rd most popular singer (up from 72nd in 2019), the 450th most popular biography from United States (up from 472nd in 2019) and the 29th 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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  • 25M

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  • 74.90

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 16.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 63 out of 3,541Before him are Carlos Gardel, Little Richard, Jennifer Lopez, José Carreras, Glen Campbell, and Marianne Faithfull. After him are Víctor Jara, Rod Stewart, George Michael, 50 Cent, Anna Magdalena Bach, and Ian Gillan.

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Among people born in 1972, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 7Before him are Zinedine Zidane, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Eminem, Ben Affleck, and Shaquille O'Neal. After him are Dwayne Johnson, Wentworth Miller, Rivaldo, Jude Law, Big Show, and Luís Figo. Among people deceased in 1997, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 17Before him are Mobutu Sese Seko, Roy Lichtenstein, Anton LaVey, Hans Eysenck, Sviatoslav Richter, and Paulo Freire. After him are William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Bảo Đại, Bohumil Hrabal, Isaiah Berlin, and Clyde Tombaugh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 450 out of 15,968Before him are Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Douglas Engelbart (1925), Kurt Russell (1951), Carroll Shelby (1923), Clinton Davisson (1881), and John Dillinger (1903). After him are Christopher Reeve (1952), Jessica Lange (1949), Sidney Poitier (1927), Louis Zamperini (1917), William S. Burroughs (1914), and Jared Diamond (1937).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, The Notorious B.I.G. ranks 29Before him are Joe Dassin (1938), Marvin Gaye (1939), Art Garfunkel (1941), Little Richard (1932), Jennifer Lopez (1969), and Glen Campbell (1936). After him are 50 Cent (1975), Billie Holiday (1915), Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), Steven Tyler (1948), Nancy Sinatra (1940), and Bing Crosby (1903).