Bob Marley

1945 - 1981

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Robert Nesta Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of the genre, Marley fused elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady in his music and was renowned for his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contribution to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide and made him a global figure in popular culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Marley has received more than 44,363,039 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 125 in 2019). Bob Marley is the 2nd most popular musician, the most popular biography from Jamaica and the most popular Jamaican Musician.

Bob Marley is most famous for being a Jamaican singer and songwriter. He is best known for his songs "No Woman, No Cry" and "One Love".

Memorability Metrics

  • 44M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 84.73

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 129

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Bob Marleys by language

Over the past year Bob Marley has had the most page views in the with 11,158,755 views, followed by French (1,472,034), and Spanish (1,348,583). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbo-Croatian (688.33%), Corsican (624.68%), and (263.47%)


Among musicians, Bob Marley ranks 2 out of 3,175Before him are Michael Jackson. After him are Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury, Franz Liszt, Niccolò Paganini, John Lennon, Clara Schumann, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Elton John, and Jimi Hendrix.

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Among people born in 1945, Bob Marley ranks 1After him are Franz Beckenbauer, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Gerd Müller, Rodrigo Duterte, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Vince McMahon, Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Aung San Suu Kyi, Wim Wenders, Radovan Karadžić, and Tom Selleck. Among people deceased in 1981, Bob Marley ranks 1After him are Anwar Sadat, Moshe Dayan, Jacques Lacan, Albert Speer, Soong Ching-ling, Max Euwe, Natalie Wood, Frederica of Hanover, Hideki Yukawa, William Holden, and William Wyler.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Bob Marley ranks 1 out of 189After him are Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), Marcus Garvey (1887), Ben Johnson (1961), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Stuart Hall (1932), Liz Mitchell (1952), Violet Brown (1900), and Merlene Ottey (1960).

Among MUSICIANS In Jamaica

Among musicians born in Jamaica, Bob Marley ranks 1After him are Peter Tosh (1944), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Desmond Dekker (1941), Sean Paul (1973), DJ Kool Herc (1955), Prince Buster (1938), Monty Alexander (1944), King Tubby (1941), Ziggy Marley (1968), Horace Andy (1951), and Damian Marley (1978).