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Bill Viola

1951 - Today

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Bill Viola (US: VY-oh-lə, UK: VEE-oh-lə; born 1951) is an American contemporary video artist whose artistic expression depends upon electronic, sound, and image technology in new media. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Viola has received more than 296,675 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Bill Viola is the 507th most popular musician (down from 459th in 2019), the 2,723rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,458th in 2019) and the 153rd most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 300k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.80

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Bill Viola ranks 507 out of 2,662Before him are Bebo Valdés, Ira Gershwin, Michael Hutchence, Annie Fischer, Kai Hansen, and Jacques Loussier. After him are Archie Shepp, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Jermaine Jackson, Aldo Ciccolini, Tommy Ramone, and Joey DeMaio.

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Among people born in 1951, Bill Viola ranks 107Before him are Angelique Rockas, Pierre Lemaitre, Enki Bilal, Ondrej Nepela, Mick Mars, and Cheryl Ladd. After him are Treat Williams, Duncan Haldane, Antonis Samaras, Ubol Ratana, Alexander Sokurov, and Nikolai Patrushev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Viola ranks 2,723 out of 18,182Before him are Bruce Campbell (1958), Djuna Barnes (1892), David Packard (1912), Zoë Wanamaker (1949), Coolio (1963), and Maurice Sendak (1928). After him are Archie Shepp (1937), Thomas F. Wilson (1959), Anne Schedeen (1949), Wilma Rudolph (1940), Delmer Daves (1904), and Damon Wayans (1960).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bill Viola ranks 153Before him are Tito Puente (1923), Randy Rhoads (1956), Joan Jett (1958), Lionel Hampton (1908), Mick Mars (1951), and Ira Gershwin (1896). After him are Archie Shepp (1937), Jermaine Jackson (1954), Joey DeMaio (1954), Freddie King (1934), Wendy Carlos (1939), and Gerry Mulligan (1927).