Billy Ocean

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Billy Ocean

Leslie Sebastian Charles, (born 21 January 1950), known professionally as Billy Ocean, is a Trinidadian-British recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular Trinidad–British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three US No. 1's. His 1985 hit "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" reached No. 1 in the UK and No. 2 in the US. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Ocean has received more than 2,270,956 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 807th most popular singer.

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  • 2.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Billy Ocean ranks 810 out of 3,001Before him are Bob Benny, Burning Spear, Tanita Tikaram, Cat Power, Lynn Anderson, and Neneh Cherry. After him are Rita Ora, Tommy Körberg, Nick Carter, Lobo, Sam Smith, and Michael Bublé.

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Among people born in 1950, Billy Ocean ranks 196Before him are Franklin Chang Díaz, Leonard Whiting, Kenny Ortega, Ivan Hlinka, Wei Jingsheng, and Adriano Panatta. After him are Phil McGraw, David Brin, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, Julie Kavner, Eddie Clarke, and Edgar Savisaar.

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In Trinidad and Tobago

Among people born in Trinidad and Tobago, Billy Ocean ranks 5 out of 43Before him are V. S. Naipaul (1932), Haddaway (1965), George Maxwell Richards (1931), and Nicki Minaj (1982). After him are Edmundo Ros (1910), Michael Fisher (1931), Dwight Yorke (1971), Stephen Mallory (1813), Anthony Carmona (1953), Paula-Mae Weekes (1958), and A. N. R. Robinson (1926).

Among SINGERS In Trinidad and Tobago

Among singers born in Trinidad and Tobago, Billy Ocean ranks 3Before him are Haddaway (1965) and Nicki Minaj (1982). After him are Edmundo Ros (1910).