Black Francis

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Charles Thompson IV (born April 6, 1965) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of the alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs under the stage name Black Francis. Following the band's breakup in 1993, he embarked on a solo career under the name Frank Black. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Black Francis has received more than 1,437,978 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Black Francis is the 1,817th most popular singer (down from 1,669th in 2019), the 9,982nd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,277th in 2019) and the 538th most popular American Singer.

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  • 1.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.81

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.88

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Black Francis ranks 1,817 out of 3,541Before him are Natti Natasha, Kitty Wells, Tijana Dapčević, Polina Gagarina, Kurt Nilsen, and Fiona Apple. After him are Misia, Freddie Aguilar, Doda, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Vladimir Romashkin, and Ian Brown.

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Among people born in 1965, Black Francis ranks 372Before him are Péricles Chamusca, Christoph Brüx, Vladimir Luxuria, Karin Kneissl, Adam Jones, and Juliet Landau. After him are Christian Streich, Jonathan Breck, Danny Boffin, Futaba Kioka, Susi Pudjiastuti, and Fei Junlong.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Black Francis ranks 9,982 out of 15,968Before him are Charles Rocket (1949), Michelle Borth (1978), Alex Honnold (1985), Fiona Apple (1977), Clea DuVall (1977), and Gary Herbert (1947). After him are Frank Perry (1930), Mary Badham (1952), Nancy Kyes (1949), Adrian Grenier (1976), David "Honeyboy" Edwards (1915), and Kevin Connolly (1974).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Black Francis ranks 538Before him are Hayley Williams (1988), Dave Williams (1972), Keely Smith (1928), Rob Rock (1959), Kitty Wells (1919), and Fiona Apple (1977). After him are David Allan Coe (1939), Barrett Strong (1941), Big L (1974), Clyde McPhatter (1932), Betty Everett (1939), and Soraya (1969).