Billie Holiday

1915 - 1959

Billie Holiday

Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz and swing music singer with a career spanning 26 years. 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 6,386,750 page views. Her biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 54th most popular singer.

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  • 6.4M

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  • 67.14

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 64

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.76

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Billie Holiday ranks 54 out of 3,001Before her are Rod Stewart, Glen Campbell, Agnetha Fältskog, Constanze Mozart, Sarah Vaughan, and Amália Rodrigues. After her are Albano Carrisi, Eminem, Lys Assia, Bonnie Tyler, Marianne Faithfull, and Salvatore Adamo.

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Among people born in 1915, Billie Holiday ranks 16Before her are Orson Welles, Arthur Miller, Yitzhak Shamir, Eli Wallach, Paul Samuelson, and Hu Yaobang. After her are Jerome Bruner, Joachim Peiper, Fred Hoyle, Saul Bellow, Sviatoslav Richter, and Paul Tibbets. Among people deceased in 1959, Billie Holiday ranks 8Before her are Ante Pavelić, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Stepan Bandera, George Marshall, Raymond Chandler, and Owen Willans Richardson. After her are Gérard Philipe, Camilo Cienfuegos, Boris Vian, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Adolf Windaus, and George Grosz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billie Holiday ranks 351 out of 12,171Before her are J. P. Morgan (1837), Dianne Wiest (1946), Brian De Palma (1940), Paul Ekman (1934), Diane Keaton (1946), and Sarah Vaughan (1924). After her are Herman Hollerith (1860), George Clooney (1961), Sandra Bullock (1964), David Carradine (1936), Zachary Taylor (1784), and Desmond Doss (1919).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Billie Holiday ranks 23Before her are Joe Dassin (1938), Aretha Franklin (1942), Marvin Gaye (1939), Kurt Cobain (1967), Glen Campbell (1936), and Sarah Vaughan (1924). After her are Eminem (1972), Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), 50 Cent (1975), Stevie Wonder (1950), Jennifer Lopez (1969), and The Notorious B.I.G. (1972).