Ben E. King

1938 - 2015

Ben E. King

Benjamin Earl King (né Nelson, September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015) was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer. He is best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me"—a U.S. Top 10 hit, both in 1961 and later in 1986 (when it was used as the theme to the film of the same name), a number one hit in the United Kingdom in 1987, and no. 25 on the RIAA's list of Songs of the Century—and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group The Drifters, notably singing the lead vocals of one of their biggest global hit singles (and only U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben E. King has received more than 1,380,271 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 119th most popular singer.

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  • 45

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  • 5.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Ben E. King ranks 119 out of 3,001Before him are Robin Gibb, Gilbert Bécaud, Eros Ramazzotti, Georges Brassens, Šaban Šaulić, and Yma Sumac. After him are Sandra, Little Richard, Ibrahim Ferrer, Bruce Dickinson, Feodor Chaliapin, and Anastacia.

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Among people born in 1938, Ben E. King ranks 43Before him are Robert Nozick, Jean Giraud, Jean Seberg, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Kurt Wüthrich, and Raymond Carver. After him are Diana Rigg, Abulfaz Elchibey, Marina Vlady, Jiří Menzel, István Szabó, and José Altafini. Among people deceased in 2015, Ben E. King ranks 43Before him are Frei Otto, Charles H. Townes, Val Logsdon Fitch, Wes Craven, Benedict Anderson, and Zito. After him are Yoichiro Nambu, Alcides Ghiggia, René Girard, Pierre Brice, Yitzhak Navon, and Günter Schabowski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben E. King ranks 796 out of 12,171Before him are Burgess Meredith (1907), Paul Greengard (1925), Kenneth Arrow (1921), Priscilla Presley (1945), David Hasselhoff (1952), and Ronald Wayne (1934). After him are Ice-T (1958), Anne Sullivan (1866), Stanford Moore (1913), Pete Seeger (1919), Joseph Erlanger (1874), and Timothy Leary (1920).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Ben E. King ranks 42Before him are John Lee Hooker (1917), Bing Crosby (1903), Dolly Parton (1946), Donna Summer (1948), Nancy Sinatra (1940), and Diana Ross (1944). After him are Little Richard (1932), Anastacia (1968), Al Jarreau (1940), Art Garfunkel (1941), Gloria Gaynor (1947), and Etta James (1938).