Eminem: Bigger Vocabulary Than Dylan

Eminem (right) is the most verbose musician of all time, a study has found, while Mariah Carey, The Who and The Beatles are among the artists with the lowest musical vocabulary. Research by Musixmatch has compiled the 100 most linguistically dense songs of the top 93-selling artists ever. They then compared the word count of these songs by their unique word use, the total number of words used and how often they used a new word to find the artist with the widest vocabulary. Not entirely surprisingly, hip-hop artists come out on top, with the “Real Slim Shady” singer taking a considerable lead: Eminem has a phenomenal word count of 8,818. The other top four artists are Jay-Z (6,899 words), Tupac Shakur (6,569 words), Kanye West (5,069) and Bob Dylan (left), who has a lexicon of 4,883 words, making him the top folk artist in the chart, as well as the musician who uses a new word in his songs most frequently.

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