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Yumi Matsutoya

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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. In 1990, her album The Gates of Heaven became the first album to be certified "2x million" by the RIAJ, and she has had twenty-one No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yumi Matsutoya has received more than 351,674 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Yumi Matsutoya is the 1,074th most popular singer (down from 1,068th in 2019), the 1,094th most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,050th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Japanese Singer.

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  • 350k

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  • 47.94

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Yumi Matsutoya ranks 1,074 out of 3,528Before her are Chava Alberstein, Xzibit, David Sylvian, Terence Trent D'Arby, Mady Mesplé, and Keith Urban. After her are Elisabeth Söderström, Sakis Rouvas, Betty Curtis, Philip Bailey, Nicki Minaj, and Mary J. Blige.

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Among people born in 1954, Yumi Matsutoya ranks 236Before her are Ken Stott, Mario Testino, Graziano Rossi, Francis Buchholz, Vladimir Drinfeld, and Joe Jackson. After her are Joseph-Antoine Bell, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Larry Van Kriedt, Bob Rock, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and Eliseo Salazar.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yumi Matsutoya ranks 1,094 out of 6,048Before her are Masakatsu Miyamoto (1938), Shigefumi Mori (1951), Masi Oka (1974), Hajime Isayama (1986), Ted Fujita (1920), and Takeshi Okada (1956). After her are Takako Doi (1928), Koji Kondo (1961), Miyoshi Umeki (1929), Tsukasa Hojo (1959), Rinko Kikuchi (1981), and Shunichiro Okano (1931).

Among SINGERS In Japan

Among singers born in Japan, Yumi Matsutoya ranks 8Before her are Mariya Takeuchi (1955), Seiko Matsuda (1962), Yoko Kanno (1963), Akina Nakamori (1965), Miyuki Nakajima (1952), and Ayumi Hamasaki (1978). After her are Daimaou Kosaka (1973), Izumi Sakai (1967), Tetsuya Komuro (1958), Namie Amuro (1977), Hironobu Kageyama (1961), and Masashi Tashiro (1956).

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