Billie Holiday

1915 - 1959

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Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), known professionally as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz and swing music singer. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billie Holiday has received more than 10,753,501 page views. Her biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Billie Holiday is the 70th most popular singer (down from 55th in 2019), the 532nd most popular biography from United States (down from 351st in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Singer.

Billie Holiday was a jazz singer who is most famous for her songs "God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit."

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 69

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.80

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Among singers, Billie Holiday ranks 70 out of 3,541Before her are Víctor Jara, Rod Stewart, George Michael, 50 Cent, Anna Magdalena Bach, and Ian Gillan. After her are Johnny Hallyday, Florence Foster Jenkins, Karel Gott, Bonnie Tyler, Fairuz, and Miriam Makeba.

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Among people born in 1915, Billie Holiday ranks 20Before her are Yitzhak Shamir, Jerome Bruner, Sviatoslav Richter, Paul Tibbets, Joachim Peiper, and Saul Bellow. After her are Hu Yaobang, Fred Hoyle, Les Paul, Stanley Matthews, Curd Jürgens, and Aung San. Among people deceased in 1959, Billie Holiday ranks 13Before her are Owen Willans Richardson, Gérard Philipe, Errol Flynn, Boris Vian, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. After her are George Grosz, Shirō Ishii, Adolf Windaus, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Bohuslav Martinů.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billie Holiday ranks 532 out of 15,968Before her are Howard Hawks (1896), Tyrone Power (1914), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Johns Hopkins (1795), and Nancy Pelosi (1940). After her are Madam C. J. Walker (1867), Harper Lee (1926), Dwayne Johnson (1972), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Howard Gardner (1943), and Ed Harris (1950).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Billie Holiday ranks 31Before her are Art Garfunkel (1941), Little Richard (1932), Jennifer Lopez (1969), Glen Campbell (1936), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), and 50 Cent (1975). After her are Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), Steven Tyler (1948), Nancy Sinatra (1940), Bing Crosby (1903), Prince (1958), and Dolly Parton (1946).

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