Adrian Belew

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Adrian Belew (born Robert Steven Belew, December 23, 1949) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. A multi-instrumentalist primarily known as a guitarist and singer, Belew is noted for his unusual and impressionistic approach to his guitar tones (which, rather than relying on standard instrumental tones, often resemble sound effects or noises made by animals and machines). Widely recognized as an "incredibly versatile player", Belew is perhaps best known for his long career as singer and guitarist in the progressive rock group King Crimson between 1981 and 2009. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adrian Belew has received more than 1,387,385 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Adrian Belew is the 921st most popular singer (down from 896th in 2019), the 5,216th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,772nd in 2019) and the 263rd most popular American Singer.

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  • 60.32

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  • 25

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  • 3.12

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  • 3.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Adrian Belew ranks 921 out of 3,541Before him are Toše Proeski, Anita Hegerland, Margaret Price, Conchita Bautista, Alejandro Sanz, and Lil Peep. After him are Elisabeth Söderström, Lena Katina, Mel B, Indila, Rosario Flores, and Mango.

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Among people born in 1949, Adrian Belew ranks 274Before him are Tarık Akan, Jim Varney, Shelley Long, Herman Rarebell, Edu, and Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara. After him are Paulo César Carpegiani, Abdullah Senussi, Juan Manuel Asensi, Zoran Slavnić, Judith Light, and Julian Fellowes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Adrian Belew ranks 5,216 out of 15,968Before him are Jack Haley (1898), Frederic Remington (1861), Lil Peep (1996), Sandy Koufax (1935), Neal McDonough (1966), and Hilary Duff (1987). After him are James Denton (1963), Jo Jones (1911), Harry Davenport (1866), Casey Kasem (1932), Mary McCarthy (1912), and Bessie Love (1898).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Adrian Belew ranks 263Before him are Steve Porcaro (1957), Ann Wilson (1950), LL Cool J (1968), Melanie (1947), Koko Taylor (1928), and Lil Peep (1996). After him are Johnny Mathis (1935), Little Walter (1930), Xzibit (1974), Lizzo (1988), Beth Hart (1972), and Boz Scaggs (1944).