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Minnie Riperton
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    (November 8, 1947-July 12, 1979)
    One Hit Wonder
    Recorded the #1 'Loving You' (1974)
    Mother of SNL regular Maya Rudolph
    Her hit was a sugary love song.
    It was used in a VISA commercial as a goofy subsitute of a sports charge song ('Look, if you want to buy the Baha Men's 'Who Let The Dogs Out?' I need to see some ID!').
    Having but one hit, 'Capitol Gold: The Best of Minnie Riperton' contains 17 songs.
    She had a five-octave vocal range.
    She did back vocals for Stevie Wonder as part of Wonderlove.
    She underwent a radical mastectomy (1976).
    She was a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society awarded the Society Courage Award from President James Carter (April 4, 1977).
    She died of breast cancer only thirty-one (July 12, 1979).
    Her song 'Loving You' was used in a South Park episode (Big Gay Al's Big Gay Animal Sanctuary).
    Research: Tim Howard
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 9 Votes: 11.11% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 31 Votes: 48.39% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 19 Votes: 68.42% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 11.76% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 34.78% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 25 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 34 Votes: 26.47% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 50 Votes: 36.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 23.53% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 173 Votes: 69.36% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 187 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 207 Votes: 43.96% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 276 Votes: 50.72% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 608 Votes: 45.72% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1534 Votes: 50.65% Annoying
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