Axl Rose

1962 - Today

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W. Axl Rose (born William Bruce Rose Jr.; born February 6, 1962) is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known for being the lead vocalist and lyricist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, and has been the band's sole constant member since its inception in 1985. Possessing a distinctive and powerful wide-ranging voice, Rose has been named one of the greatest singers of all time by various media outlets, including Rolling Stone, NME and Billboard.Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, Axl Rose moved to Los Angeles, California in the early 1980s with his friend Jeffrey Isbell (Izzy Stradlin). This is where he became active in the local hard rock scene and joined several bands, including Hollywood Rose and L.A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Axl Rose has received more than 17,360,711 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Axl Rose is the 313th most popular singer (down from 271st in 2019), the 1,830th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,771st in 2019) and the 97th most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 17M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.53

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Axl Roses by language

Over the past year Axl Rose has had the most page views in the with 2,590,907 views, followed by Spanish (497,949), and German (217,723). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (207.07%), Southern Azerbaijani (99.01%), and Vietnamese (88.89%)


Among singers, Axl Rose ranks 313 out of 4,381Before him are Thalía, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Kishore Kumar, Giulietta Simionato, Giuditta Pasta, and Cab Calloway. After him are Théo Sarapo, Ornella Vanoni, Joey Ramone, Antonio Cesti, Adelaide Hall, and Željko Bebek.

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Among people born in 1962, Axl Rose ranks 51Before him are Kirk Hammett, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Dave Gahan, Emilio Estevez, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, and Ferenc Krausz. After him are Marcia Cross, Andreas Köpke, Imad Mughniyah, Ally McCoist, Black, and Jorge Burruchaga.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Axl Rose ranks 1,830 out of 20,380Before him are Cecil B. DeMille (1881), Tex Avery (1908), Dean Cain (1966), Cab Calloway (1907), Dorothea Klumpke (1861), and Sam Raimi (1959). After him are Jack Swigert (1931), Count Basie (1904), Patch Adams (1945), Mary Steenburgen (1953), Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848), and Tom Regan (1938).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Axl Rose ranks 97Before him are Sonny Bono (1935), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), John Fogerty (1945), Coolio (1963), "Weird Al" Yankovic (1959), and Cab Calloway (1907). After him are Joey Ramone (1951), Adelaide Hall (1901), Carole King (1942), Karen Carpenter (1950), Hank Williams (1923), and Connie Francis (1938).