Al Jarreau

1940 - 2017

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Alwin Lopez Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) was an American singer and musician. 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 2,186,767 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Al Jarreau is the 169th most popular singer (down from 127th in 2019), the 1,096th most popular biography from United States (down from 834th in 2019) and the 55th most popular American Singer.

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

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Among singers, Al Jarreau ranks 169 out of 3,541Before him are Astrud Gilberto, John Denver, Chester Bennington, Bryan Ferry, Tony Bennett, and Marie-Louise O'Murphy. After him are Ofra Haza, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Laura Branigan, Beniamino Gigli, Bill Withers, and David Coverdale.

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Among people born in 1940, Al Jarreau ranks 76Before him are Mario Andretti, Astrud Gilberto, Gudrun Ensslin, James Brolin, George Akerlof, and Paolo Borsellino. After him are Milena Dravić, Joachim Frank, Fatema Mernissi, Marlène Jobert, Dionne Warwick, and Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 2017, Al Jarreau ranks 57Before him are George Andrew Olah, Jake LaMotta, Derek Walcott, Adam West, Chester Bennington, and Mauno Koivisto. After him are Powers Boothe, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Hans Rosling, Elsa Martinelli, Giovanni Sartori, and Peter Mansfield.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Al Jarreau ranks 1,096 out of 15,968Before him are James M. Buchanan (1919), Edmund Phelps (1933), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Anthony Mann (1906), Kevin Bacon (1958), and Big Show (1972). After him are Idina Menzel (1971), Clive Cussler (1931), Thomas Burke (1875), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Uma Thurman (1970), and Charles Ives (1874).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Al Jarreau ranks 55Before him are Ben E. King (1938), Suzi Quatro (1950), Otis Redding (1941), John Denver (1943), Chester Bennington (1976), and Tony Bennett (1926). After him are Laura Branigan (1952), Bill Withers (1938), Tori Amos (1963), Mario Lanza (1921), Etta James (1938), and Britney Spears (1981).

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