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Wikidata:Property proposal/Genius artist numeric ID

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Genius artist numeric IDEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control

Descriptionnumeric ID for an artist on Genius
Data typeExternal identifier
Domainhuman (Q5), musical ensemble (Q2088357), group of humans (Q16334295), fictional character (Q95074), group of fictional characters (Q14514600)
Allowed values[1-9][0-9]*
Example 1Whitney Houston (Q34389)8534
Example 2Justin Bieber (Q34086)357
Example 3Fleetwood Mac (Q106648)2579
Number of IDs in sourcemore than 10,000 but less than 100,000
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
Formatter URL$1
See alsoGenius artist ID (P2373), Genius song ID (P6218), Genius album ID (P6217), Genius album numeric ID, Genius song numeric ID


Genius (Q3419343) has numeric IDs for artists, albums and songs. We already have properties for the human-readable IDs; the numeric IDs are more stable, but only the song IDs have an HTML interface (they redirect to the HTML pages with the human-readable URLs). However, per this discussion, because both groups of IDs are useful and generally stable, it would be appropriate to have properties for both groups of identifiers.

For artist IDs specifically, it wouldn't be appropriate to automatically convert all uses of the existing property, because some artists, like 3 (American Band) (Q2279110), have human-readable IDs which only contain numbers. (The band's numeric ID is 25614.) On the other hand, it would be possible to have a bot automatically add numeric IDs based on human-readable IDs in a separate property (the one being proposed), and vice versa; the numeric IDs can be obtained from the HTML page source. Jc86035 (talk) 17:16, 3 January 2019 (UTC)


  • I haven't yet created property proposals for the matching or properties. If you would oppose creation of this property but would support creation of one or both of the properties for those, please say so. Jc86035 (talk) 17:19, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Please add at least two more examples. Thanks for your proposal! --abián 19:02, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
    Done. Jc86035 (talk) 20:04, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --Deansfa (talk) 22:08, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
  • @Deansfa, Abián: I've proposed Genius album numeric ID and Genius song numeric ID. Jc86035 (talk) 17:28, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --abián 19:50, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support - Moebeus (talk) 20:29, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

@Moebeus, Deansfa, Jc86035, Abián:   Done: Genius artist numeric ID (P6351). − Pintoch (talk) 17:31, 10 January 2019 (UTC)