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Vanessa-Mae (陈美 Chén Měi; born 27 October 1978) also called Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson, is a British violinist with album sales reaching several million, having made her the wealthiest entertainer under 30 in the United Kingdom in 2006. She competed under the name Vanessa Vanakorn (Thai: วาเนสซ่า วรรณกร; her father's surname) for Thailand in alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She was initially banned from skiing because a qualifying race for her benefit was alleged to be corrupt, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport later nullified the ban, citing lack of evidence for her own wrongdoing or any manipulation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vanessa-Mae has received more than 904,999 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Vanessa-Mae is the 792nd most popular musician (down from 779th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Singapore and the most popular Singaporean Musician.

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  • 900k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.39

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.31

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Vanessa-Mae ranks 792 out of 2,675Before her are Paul van Dyk, Dave Grohl, Tommy Aldridge, Lyle Mays, Lennie Tristano, and Taj Mahal. After her are Andi Deris, Juan d'Arienzo, Joe Walsh, Henry Cowell, Candy Dulfer, and Jean-Delphin Alard.

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Among people born in 1978, Vanessa-Mae ranks 39Before her are Ricardo Carvalho, Walter Samuel, Nicole Scherzinger, Tyrese Gibson, Gabriel Heinze, and Luis Fonsi. After her are Gael García Bernal, Ha Ji-won, Kakha Kaladze, Yiruma, Shunsuke Nakamura, and Danai Gurira.

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In Singapore

Among people born in Singapore, Vanessa-Mae ranks 8 out of 29Before her are Halimah Yacob (1954), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Parameswara (1344), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), and S. R. Nathan (1924). After her are Wee Kim Wee (1915), Ho Ching (1953), Benjamin Sheares (1907), Ong Teng Cheong (1936), Leslie Charteris (1907), and Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952).

Among MUSICIANS In Singapore

Among musicians born in Singapore, Vanessa-Mae ranks 1After her are Kygo (1991).