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Yoshiki Hayashi (Japanese: 林 佳樹, Hepburn: Hayashi Yoshiki, born November 20, 1965), known as Yoshiki, is a Japanese musician, songwriter, composer and record producer. He is best known as the leader and a co-founder of the visual kei rock bands X Japan and the Last Rockstars, for which he is the drummer, pianist, and main songwriter. He has been described by Billboard as a "musical innovator" and named "one of the most influential composers in Japanese history" by Consequence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yoshiki has received more than 36,482 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Yoshiki is the 985th most popular musician (down from 980th in 2019), the 979th most popular biography from Japan (down from 958th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Japanese Musician.

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  • 36k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.65

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Yoshiki ranks 985 out of 2,662Before him are Ignaz von Seyfried, Enzo Jannacci, Kenny Burrell, Yiruma, Ray Davies, and Jimmy Reed. After him are Big Bill Broonzy, Marky Ramone, Alexi Laiho, Eberhard Weber, Marty Balin, and Tommy Johnson.

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Among people born in 1965, Yoshiki ranks 132Before him are Shinji Mikami, Ulf Kirsten, Sergi López, Mario Lemieux, Yuki Kajiura, and Ingo Schwichtenberg. After him are Valérie Trierweiler, Joely Richardson, Akina Nakamori, Mick Doohan, Peter Jacobson, and Vicky Vette.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yoshiki ranks 979 out of 6,048Before him are Tatsumi Kimishima (1950), Takuya Kimura (1972), Akio Toyoda (1956), Sakyo Komatsu (1931), Goro Yamada (1894), and Yoko Kanno (1963). After him are Rentarō Mikuni (1923), Masaki Yokotani (1952), Akina Nakamori (1965), Fumiko Enchi (1905), Ken Naganuma (1930), and Yasuhiro Yamashita (1957).

Among MUSICIANS In Japan

Among musicians born in Japan, Yoshiki ranks 9Before him are Isao Tomita (1932), Shinichi Suzuki (1898), Mitsuko Uchida (1948), Hide (1964), Shigeru Umebayashi (1951), and Yuki Kajiura (1965). After him are Susumu Hirasawa (1954), Takanori Nishikawa (1970), Gackt (1973), LiSA (1987), Ryo Kawasaki (1947), and Miyavi (1981).

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