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Toshimitsu Deyama (Japanese: 出山 利三, Hepburn: Deyama Toshimitsu, born October 10, 1965), known exclusively by his stage name Toshi, is a Japanese singer who is the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the rock band X Japan, who rose to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s and is credited as founders of the visual kei movement. Toshi began an extensive solo career in 1992 before leaving X Japan at the end of 1997. Toshi laments he was "brainwashed" by a group called Home of Heart, whose leader would control his musical output for the next 12 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Toshi has received more than 23,835 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Toshi is the 1,286th most popular singer (up from 1,324th in 2019), the 1,138th most popular biography from Japan (down from 977th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Japanese Singer.

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  • 22

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  • 1.99

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  • 3.70

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Among singers, Toshi ranks 1,286 out of 3,541Before him are Amy Macdonald, Alissa White-Gluz, Ray Wilson, 6ix9ine, Shirley Manson, and Missy Elliott. After him are Grigory Leps, Ellen Winther, Enzo Ghinazzi, Jessica Simpson, Dany Dauberson, and Barney McKenna.

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Among people born in 1965, Toshi ranks 211Before him are David Reimer, Steve Coogan, Patrik Sjöberg, John Jensen, Booker T, and Shinichirō Watanabe. After him are Mick Foley, Toninho, Doug Liman, Rob Pilatus, Andrew Stanton, and Tomas Alfredson.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Toshi ranks 1,138 out of 5,560Before him are Minami Takayama (1964), Kusuo Kitamura (1917), Shinichirō Watanabe (1965), Daisuke Gōri (1952), Yoshinori Ishigami (1957), and Takashi Tezuka (1960). After him are Ken Akamatsu (1968), Toshio Suzuki (1955), Yukio Kasaya (1943), Nujabes (1974), Takumi Minamino (1995), and Tomoko Ohara (1957).

Among SINGERS In Japan

Among singers born in Japan, Toshi ranks 15Before him are Yumi Matsutoya (1954), Izumi Sakai (1967), Yoko Kanno (1963), Tetsuya Komuro (1958), Hironobu Kageyama (1961), and Namie Amuro (1977). After him are Nikka Costa (1972), Kōji Wada (1974), Damo Suzuki (1950), Yutaka Ozaki (1965), Joji (1992), and Mika Nakashima (1983).

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