MUSICIAN

Bob Marley

1945 - 1981

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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 24,320,823 page views. His biography is available in 123 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 119 in 2019). Bob Marley is the 2nd most popular musician (down from 1st in 2019), 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".

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  • 24M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 88.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 123

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 15.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Bob Marley ranks 2 out of 2,675. Before him are Freddie Mercury. After him are Franz Liszt, John Lennon, Niccolò Paganini, Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Ringo Starr.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1945, Bob Marley ranks 1After him are Rodrigo Duterte, Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Radovan Karadžić, Vince McMahon, Aung San Suu Kyi, Tom Selleck, Eric Clapton, Helen Mirren, 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, William Wyler, Hans Adolf Krebs, Marcel Breuer, Frederica of Hanover, Soong Ching-ling, and Natalie Wood.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Bob Marley ranks 1 out of 147. After him are Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), Marcus Garvey (1887), Stuart Hall (1932), Ben Johnson (1961), Violet Brown (1900), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Patrick Ewing (1962), and Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936).

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), DJ Kool Herc (1955), Sean Paul (1973), Prince Buster (1938), King Tubby (1941), Horace Andy (1951), Monty Alexander (1944), Ziggy Marley (1968), and Damian Marley (1978).

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