Yumi Matsutoya

1954 - Today

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Yumi Matsutoya (松任谷 由実, Matsutōya Yumi, born January 19, 1954), nicknamed Yuming (ユーミン, Yūmin), is a Japanese singer, composer, lyricist and pianist. Generally the writer of both the lyrics and the music in her songs, she is renowned for her idiosyncratic voice and live performances, and is one of the most prominent figures in the history of Japanese popular music. Her recording career has been commercially successful with more than 42 million records sold. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yumi Matsutoya has received more than 372,234 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Yumi Matsutoya is the 1,112th most popular singer (down from 1,067th in 2019), the 1,141st most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,091st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Japanese Singer.

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  • 370k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.54

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Yumi Matsutoya ranks 1,112 out of 4,381Before her are Shaggy, Terry Jacks, Erna Berger, Hansi Hinterseer, Miguel Ríos, and Tefta Tashko-Koço. After her are Nada, Isabel Pantoja, Sheila E., Jimmie Rodgers, Nicole, and Conchita Supervía.

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Among people born in 1954, Yumi Matsutoya ranks 254Before her are Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Mauro Baldi, Angelo De Donatis, Roy Jacobsen, Hansi Hinterseer, and Dragan Vasiljković. After her are Torbjörn Nilsson, Hisao Sekiguchi, Anatoliy Kinakh, Akemi Iwata, Oscar Larrauri, and Ján Kozák.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yumi Matsutoya ranks 1,141 out of 6,245Before her are Aguri Suzuki (1960), Hajime Isayama (1986), Tadashi Imai (1912), Gotō Shōjirō (1838), Akira Emoto (1948), and Toshiko Yuasa (1909). After her are Isao Kimura (1923), Toru Iwatani (1955), Kanno Sugako (1881), Chiaki Mukai (1952), Shusaku Hirasawa (1949), and Kappei Yamaguchi (1965).

Among SINGERS In Japan

Among singers born in Japan, Yumi Matsutoya ranks 8Before her are Mariya Takeuchi (1955), Damo Suzuki (1950), Ayumi Hamasaki (1978), Miyuki Nakajima (1952), Seiko Matsuda (1962), and Joji (1992). After her are Namie Amuro (1977), Atsushi Sakurai (1966), Izumi Sakai (1967), Akina Nakamori (1965), Tetsuya Komuro (1958), and Yoko Kanno (1963).