Aretha Franklin

1942 - 2018

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aretha Franklin has received more than 15,311,006 page views. Her biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 43rd most popular singer.

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  • 15M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.54

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 87

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Aretha Franklin ranks 43 out of 3,001Before her are Barry White, Nana Mouskouri, Nina Simone, Amanda Lear, Joe Cocker, and Joe Dassin. After her are Mireille Mathieu, Ozzy Osbourne, Marvin Gaye, Kurt Cobain, Rod Stewart, and Glen Campbell.

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Among people born in 1942, Aretha Franklin ranks 18Before her are Barbra Streisand, Ronnie James Dio, Isabel Allende, Dino Zoff, Brian Wilson, and Scatman John. After her are Michael Haneke, Brian Jones, Calvin Klein, Joe Biden, Daniel Barenboim, and Ehud Barak. Among people deceased in 2018, Aretha Franklin ranks 12Before her are Charles Aznavour, Montserrat Caballé, Miloš Forman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Amos Oz, and Philip Roth. After her are Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Paul Bocuse, Lys Assia, John McCain, Peter Grünberg, and Burt Reynolds.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Aretha Franklin ranks 278 out of 12,171Before her are William Henry Harrison (1773), Robert K. Merton (1910), Clinton Davisson (1881), O. J. Simpson (1947), Joe Dassin (1938), and Calvin Coolidge (1872). After her are Bruce Springsteen (1949), Norbert Wiener (1894), Ed Gein (1906), Ray Kroc (1902), Napoleon Hill (1883), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Aretha Franklin ranks 18Before her are Barbra Streisand (1942), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Whitney Houston (1963), Barry White (1944), Nina Simone (1933), and Joe Dassin (1938). After her are Marvin Gaye (1939), Kurt Cobain (1967), Glen Campbell (1936), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Billie Holiday (1915), and Eminem (1972).