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Bob Marley

1945 - 1981

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Robert Nesta Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) (baptised in 1980 as Berhane Selassie) was a Jamaican singer, musician, and songwriter. 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 to this day. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Marley has received more than 31,151,361 page views. His biography is available in 125 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). Bob Marley is the 2nd most popular musician, the most popular biography from Jamaica and the most popular 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".

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  • 31M

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  • 84.72

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  • 125

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 16.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Bob Marley ranks 2 out of 2,662Before him are Freddie Mercury. After him are Michael Jackson, Niccolò Paganini, Franz Liszt, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, and Clara Schumann.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1945, Bob Marley ranks 1After him are Rodrigo Duterte, Gerd Müller, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Franz Beckenbauer, Aung San Suu Kyi, Vince McMahon, Radovan Karadžić, Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Eric Clapton, Tom Selleck, and Daniel Ortega. Among people deceased in 1981, Bob Marley ranks 1After him are Anwar Sadat, Jacques Lacan, Albert Speer, Moshe Dayan, Eugenio Montale, Natalie Wood, William Wyler, Max Euwe, Soong Ching-ling, Frederica of Hanover, and Hans Adolf Krebs.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Bob Marley ranks 1 out of 168After him are Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), Stuart Hall (1932), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Marcus Garvey (1887), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Ben Johnson (1961), 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), Desmond Dekker (1941), Sean Paul (1973), DJ Kool Herc (1955), Prince Buster (1938), Monty Alexander (1944), King Tubby (1941), Horace Andy (1951), Ziggy Marley (1968), and Damian Marley (1978).

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