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Vanilla Ice

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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 South Dallas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Ice released his debut album, Hooked, in 1989 on Ichiban Records, before signing a contract with SBK Records, a record label of the EMI Group, which released a reformatted version of the album in 1990 under the title To the Extreme which became the fastest-selling hip hop album of all time and contained Ice's best-known hits: "Ice Ice Baby" and a cover of "Play That Funky Music". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vanilla Ice has received more than 8,083,970 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Vanilla Ice is the 923rd most popular singer (down from 806th in 2019), the 5,113th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,530th in 2019) and the 262nd most popular American Singer.

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  • 34

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  • 3.73

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  • 4.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Vanilla Ice ranks 923 out of 3,528Before him are Valentina Tolkunova, Benny Moré, Alain Bashung, Chiquito de la Calzada, Harry Styles, and Mango. After him are Lightnin' Hopkins, Zsuzsa Koncz, Ayumi Hamasaki, Eydie Gormé, Adolphe Nourrit, and Serhat.

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Among people born in 1967, Vanilla Ice ranks 131Before him are Sable, Dino Rađa, Steve Zahn, Sue Gardner, Željka Cvijanović, and Nicolae Ciucă. After him are Ken Block, Ty Burrell, Markus Söder, Mario Cipollini, Melina Kanakaredes, and Daron Acemoglu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Vanilla Ice ranks 5,113 out of 18,182Before him are Horace Mann (1796), Drew Gilpin Faust (1947), Ruth Teitelbaum (1924), Moses Gunn (1929), Mary Agnes Chase (1869), and Walter Bedell Smith (1895). After him are Denver Pyle (1920), Lightnin' Hopkins (1912), Ossie Davis (1917), Arthur Dove (1880), D'arcy Wretzky (1968), and Joe Simon (1913).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Vanilla Ice ranks 262Before him are Richard Carpenter (1946), Melanie (1947), Adrian Belew (1949), Lizzo (1988), Johnny Nash (1940), and Nate Dogg (1969). After him are Lightnin' Hopkins (1912), Eydie Gormé (1928), Leland Sklar (1947), Sonny Boy Williamson II (1912), Belinda Carlisle (1958), and Phil Anselmo (1968).

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