Billy Paul

1934 - 2016

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Paul Williams (December 1, 1934 – April 24, 2016), known professionally as Billy Paul, was a Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, known for his 1972 No. 1 single "Me and Mrs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Paul has received more than 741,521 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Billy Paul is the 974th most popular singer (down from 571st in 2019), the 5,489th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,203rd in 2019) and the 275th most popular American Singer.

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  • 740k

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  • 59.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.31

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Billy Paul ranks 974 out of 3,541Before him are Katia Ricciarelli, James Arthur, Jorge Cafrune, Kiki Dee, Michèle Torr, and Luther Vandross. After him are Daniel Balavoine, Elīna Garanča, BoA, Abbey Lincoln, Annie Ross, and Marija Šerifović.

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Among people born in 1934, Billy Paul ranks 274Before him are Lee Friedlander, Robert Stigwood, Robin Milner, Joan Hackett, Paul Naschy, and Zaid ibn Shaker. After him are Anne Haney, Richard D. Zanuck, Ronnie Drew, Hamit Kaplan, Johnny Haynes, and Lasse Mårtenson. Among people deceased in 2016, Billy Paul ranks 267Before him are Manuel Velázquez, Brigitte Hamann, Bülent Eken, Kimbo Slice, Robert Stigwood, and Rudy Van Gelder. After him are Nicole Courcel, Pierre Aubert, Norbert Schemansky, Janet Reno, Signe Toly Anderson, and Lasse Mårtenson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Paul ranks 5,489 out of 15,968Before him are Sally Yates (1960), William Castle (1914), Ann Dowd (1956), Carolee Schneemann (1939), Bill Walton (1952), and Melissa Rauch (1980). After him are Jonathan Haidt (1963), Margaret Weis (1948), John Cromwell (1886), Catherine Bach (1954), John Finn (1952), and Charles Francis Hall (1821).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Billy Paul ranks 275Before him are Beth Hart (1972), Boz Scaggs (1944), Roy Eldridge (1911), B. J. Thomas (1942), Tammy Wynette (1942), and Luther Vandross (1951). After him are Abbey Lincoln (1930), Nas (1973), Tiny Tim (1932), Marilyn Miller (1898), Bobby Bland (1930), and Lou Rawls (1933).