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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 2,430,067 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Al Jarreau is the 138th most popular singer (up from 169th in 2019), the 887th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,095th in 2019) and the 49th 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 138 out of 3,528Before him are Georges Brassens, Vicente Fernández, Kris Kristofferson, Thomas Anders, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and Little Richard. After him are Grace Jones, Suzi Quatro, Roberto Carlos, Mina, Bruce Dickinson, and Mercédès Jellinek.

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Among people born in 1940, Al Jarreau ranks 61Before him are Denis Law, James Cromwell, Jean-Luc Nancy, Vicente Fernández, Raul Julia, and Óscar Arias. After him are Shahnaz Pahlavi, Mina, Jacques Rancière, Paolo Borsellino, Annie Ernaux, and Herbie Hancock. Among people deceased in 2017, Al Jarreau ranks 42Before him are Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Louise Hay, Danielle Darrieux, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Malcolm Young, and Liliane Bettencourt. After him are Peter L. Berger, Adnan Khashoggi, John Surtees, Sam Shepard, Jean Rochefort, and Emma Morano.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Al Jarreau ranks 887 out of 18,182Before him are Ferid Murad (1936), John L. Hall (1934), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Halle Berry (1966), Little Richard (1932), and Edward Norton Lorenz (1917). After him are Meg Ryan (1961), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Leon Festinger (1919), Stephen Covey (1932), Steve Martin (1945), and W. Eugene Smith (1918).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Al Jarreau ranks 49Before him are Harry Belafonte (1927), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Britney Spears (1981), John Lee Hooker (1917), Kris Kristofferson (1936), and Little Richard (1932). After him are Suzi Quatro (1950), Laura Branigan (1952), Billy Joel (1949), Otis Redding (1941), Tony Bennett (1926), and Dr. Dre (1965).

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