Al Jarreau

1940 - 2017

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Alwin Lopez Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) was an American singer and songwriter. His 1981 album Breakin' Away spent two years on the Billboard 200 and is considered one of the finest examples of the Los Angeles pop and R&B sound. The album won Jarreau the 1982 Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al Jarreau has received more than 3,068,810 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Al Jarreau is the 164th most popular singer (down from 138th in 2019), the 1,037th most popular biography from United States (down from 887th in 2019) and the 55th most popular American Singer.

Al Jarreau is most famous for his jazz music. He has won seven Grammy Awards.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Al Jarreaus by language

Over the past year Al Jarreau has had the most page views in the with 622,892 views, followed by Spanish (62,803), and German (59,824). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Spanish (221.65%), Polish (214.91%), and Ido (149.26%)


Among singers, Al Jarreau ranks 164 out of 4,381Before him are Tony Bennett, Celia Cruz, Mirella Freni, Meat Loaf, Dua Lipa, and Cass Elliot. After him are Chris Rea, Chester Bennington, Gianni Morandi, Beniamino Gigli, Feodor Chaliapin, and Claude François.

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Among people born in 1940, Al Jarreau ranks 75Before him are Dennis Tito, John Gotti, Bruce Chatwin, Raul Julia, Brian Josephson, and Roberto Cavalli. After him are Lance Henriksen, Gudrun Ensslin, Milena Dravić, Ira von Fürstenberg, Tom Jones, and Marlène Jobert. Among people deceased in 2017, Al Jarreau ranks 52Before him are Harry Dean Stanton, Kenneth Arrow, Oliver Smithies, Jonathan Demme, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon. After him are Danielle Darrieux, John Surtees, George Andrew Olah, Chester Bennington, Peter L. Berger, and Mauno Koivisto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Al Jarreau ranks 1,037 out of 20,380Before him are Forest Whitaker (1961), Leon Festinger (1919), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Randy Couture (1963), David Hasselhoff (1952), and Jerry Goldsmith (1929). After him are Paul Flory (1910), R. Lee Ermey (1944), Lillian Gish (1893), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Laurence Fishburne (1961), and Gordon Moore (1929).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Al Jarreau ranks 55Before him are John Lee Hooker (1917), Billy Joel (1949), Tori Amos (1963), Tony Bennett (1926), Meat Loaf (1947), and Cass Elliot (1941). After him are Chester Bennington (1976), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Suzi Quatro (1950), Tom Morello (1964), Little Richard (1932), and John Denver (1943).