Tupac Shakur

1971 - 1996

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Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper, activist and songwriter. Considered to be one of the most influential and greatest rappers of all time, academics regard him as one of the most influential music artists of the 20th century and also a politically conscious activist voice for Black America. Shakur is among the best-selling music artists, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tupac Shakur has received more than 59,186,288 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). Tupac Shakur is the 21st most popular singer (up from 24th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from United States (up from 144th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Singer.

Tupac Shakur is most famous for being a rapper who was shot and killed in 1996.

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  • 59M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 104

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 18.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Tupac Shakur ranks 21 out of 4,381Before him are Dalida, Adriano Celentano, Frank Sinatra, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, and Demis Roussos. After him are Enrico Caruso, Patti Smith, Montserrat Caballé, Umm Kulthum, Brian Johnson, and Farinelli.

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Among people born in 1971, Tupac Shakur ranks 2Before him is Elon Musk. After him are Justin Trudeau, Jared Leto, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Pep Guardiola, Jada Pinkett Smith, Anna Netrebko, Julian Assange, Winona Ryder, Idina Menzel, and Mark Wahlberg. Among people deceased in 1996, Tupac Shakur ranks 3Before him are François Mitterrand, and Marcello Mastroianni. After him are Baba Vanga, Thomas Kuhn, Carl Sagan, Marguerite Duras, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Dzhokhar Dudayev, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Joseph Brodsky, and Ella Fitzgerald.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tupac Shakur ranks 117 out of 20,380Before him are Joan Baez (1941), Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Jack Nicholson (1937), Madonna (1958), Jane Addams (1860), and Isadora Duncan (1877). After him are Noam Chomsky (1928), James Dean (1931), Ted Bundy (1946), Barack Obama (1961), Chuck Norris (1940), and Katharine Hepburn (1907).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Tupac Shakur ranks 10Before him are Maria Callas (1923), Cher (1946), Tina Turner (1939), Frank Sinatra (1915), Jim Morrison (1943), and Joan Baez (1941). After him are Patti Smith (1946), Whitney Houston (1963), Johnny Cash (1932), Barry White (1944), Barbra Streisand (1942), and James Brown (1933).