Bob Marley

1945 - 1981

Bob Marley

Robert Nesta Marley, (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Marley has received more than 23,293,741 page views. His biography is available in 119 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 23M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 83.92

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 119

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Bob Marley ranks 1 out of 2,258After him are Freddie Mercury, Franz Liszt, John Lennon, Niccolò Paganini, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Jimi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, and Leonard Cohen.

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Among people born in 1945, Bob Marley ranks 1After him are Rodrigo Duterte, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Franz Beckenbauer, Radovan Karadžić, Aung San Suu Kyi, Vince McMahon, Gerd Müller, Eric Clapton, Eddy Merckx, Jupp Heynckes, and Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1981, Bob Marley ranks 1After him are Anwar Sadat, Jacques Lacan, Albert Speer, Moshe Dayan, Max Euwe, Hans Adolf Krebs, William Wyler, Béla Guttmann, Odd Hassel, Natalie Wood, and Hideki Yukawa.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Bob Marley ranks 1 out of 98After him are Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), Stuart Hall (1932), Marcus Garvey (1887), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Ben Johnson (1961), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Liz Mitchell (1952), and Trevor Berbick (1954).

Among MUSICIANS In Jamaica

Among musicians born in Jamaica, Bob Marley ranks 1After him are Peter Tosh (1944), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Sean Paul (1973), Desmond Dekker (1941), DJ Kool Herc (1955), Prince Buster (1938), Horace Andy (1951), Ziggy Marley (1968), King Tubby (1941), Damian Marley (1978), and John Holt (1947).

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