Vanilla Ice

1967 - Today

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Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967), known professionally as Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor, and television host. Born in Dallas and raised there and in Miami, he was the first solo white rapper to achieve commercial success following the 1990 release of his best-known hit "Ice Ice Baby". Ice released his debut album, Hooked, on the independent Ichiban Records before signing a contract with SBK Records, a record label of the EMI Group, which released a reformatted version under the title To the Extreme; it became the fastest-selling hip hop album of all time and "Ice Ice Baby" was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vanilla Ice has received more than 9,140,158 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Vanilla Ice is the 1,049th most popular singer (down from 915th in 2019), the 5,452nd most popular biography from United States (down from 5,102nd in 2019) and the 270th most popular American Singer.

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  • 9.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.45

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Vanilla Ice ranks 1,049 out of 4,381Before him are Nilla Pizzi, Suraphol Sombatcharoen, Lisa Ono, Irina Allegrova, Anita Traversi, and Pyotr Leshchenko. After him are Demi Lovato, Mathé Altéry, Hanka Paldum, Kikki Danielsson, Luis Miguel, and Elīna Garanča.

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Among people born in 1967, Vanilla Ice ranks 156Before him are Mario Cipollini, Ruslan Khomchak, Toni Braxton, Steven Wilson, Spencer Tunick, and Megumi Hayashibara. After him are Keith Urban, Pablo Laso, Roger Schmidt, Claes Bang, Özlem Türeci, and Günther.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Vanilla Ice ranks 5,452 out of 20,380Before him are Robert Cummings (1910), Debbie Allen (1950), Henry Gunther (1895), Richard Quine (1920), Candy Clark (1947), and Annie Wersching (1977). After him are Catherine Bach (1954), Betty Hutton (1921), Mark Moses (1958), Henry Halleck (1815), Ed Roberts (1941), and Michael Chiklis (1963).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Vanilla Ice ranks 270Before him are Toni Braxton (1967), Jon Brion (1963), Beth Hart (1972), Lynn Anderson (1947), Mark Tornillo (1954), and Bill Medley (1940). After him are Demi Lovato (1992), Adrian Belew (1949), Virginia E. Johnson (1925), Donny Hathaway (1945), Tammy Wynette (1942), and Leland Sklar (1947).