Angélique Kidjo

1960 - Today

Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo (born July 14, 1960), is a Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist of Nigerian descent who is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. In 2007, Time magazine called her "Africa's premier diva".Her musical influences include the Afropop, Caribbean zouk, Congolese rumba, jazz, gospel, and Latin styles; as well as her childhood idols Bella Bellow, James Brown, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Celia Cruz, Jimi Hendrix, Miriam Makeba and Carlos Santana. She has recorded George Gershwin's "Summertime", Ravel's Boléro, Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" and the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter", and has collaborated with Dave Matthews and the Dave Matthews Band, Kelly Price, Alicia Keys, Branford Marsalis, Ziggy Marley, Philip Glass, Peter Gabriel, Bono, Carlos Santana, John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Josh Groban, Dr John, the Kronos Quartet, Yemi Alade, Cassandra Wilson and Indonesia's pop star Anggun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Angélique Kidjo has received more than 754,443 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 805th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 750k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 48.86

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Angélique Kidjo ranks 808 out of 2,258Before her are Ivo Pogorelić, John Illsley, Joe Walsh, Louis Jordan, Martin Garrix, and Albert Collins. After her are Peter Cetera, Ted Nugent, John Norum, Rob Zombie, Luiz Bonfá, and Carl Tausig.

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Among people born in 1960, Angélique Kidjo ranks 117Before her are Bako Sahakyan, Jennifer Rush, Michael Hutchence, Jürgen Schult, Doug Jones, and Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais. After her are Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Wayne Rainey, Merlene Ottey, Greta Scacchi, Jan Wouters, and Carlos Mozer.

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In Benin

Among people born in Benin, Angélique Kidjo ranks 10 out of 19Before her are Askia Mohammad I (1443), Bernardin Gantin (1922), Djimon Hounsou (1964), Thomas Boni Yayi (1951), Hubert Maga (1916), and Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin (1917). After her are Sourou-Migan Apithy (1913), Christophe Soglo (1909), Patrice Talon (null), Émile Derlin Zinsou (1918), Paul-Émile de Souza (1930), and Alphonse Alley (1930).

Among MUSICIANS In Benin

Among musicians born in Benin, Angélique Kidjo ranks 1

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