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Bobbie Gentry

1942 - Today

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Bobbie Gentry (born Roberta Lee Streeter; July 27, 1942) is a retired American singer-songwriter, who was one of the first female artists in America to compose and produce her own material.Gentry rose to international fame in 1967 with her Southern Gothic narrative "Ode to Billie Joe". The track spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was third in the Billboard year-end chart of 1967, earning Gentry Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1968.Gentry charted 11 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and four singles on the United Kingdom Top 40. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobbie Gentry has received more than 2,607,321 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Bobbie Gentry is the 1,841st most popular singer (down from 1,718th in 2019), the 9,972nd most popular biography from United States (down from 9,457th in 2019) and the 508th most popular American Singer.

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  • 2.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Bobbie Gentry ranks 1,841 out of 3,528Before her are Jam Master Jay, Jimmy Witherspoon, Deryck Whibley, Lucinda Williams, Lee Tae-yong, and Eleni Foureira. After her are Alsou, Nawal Al Zoghbi, Big Pun, Kyōko Koizumi, Marta Jandová, and Roberta Peters.

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Among people born in 1942, Bobbie Gentry ranks 569Before her are Danny Ongais, Mirja Lehtonen, Eugène Camara, Lyle Campbell, Sila María Calderón, and Munyoro Nyamau. After her are Rubén Marcos, Harry Chapin, Honorino Landa, Susan Hill, Walter Rodney, and Frankie Lymon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobbie Gentry ranks 9,972 out of 18,182Before her are Christian Brando (1958), Fidel LaBarba (1905), Sam Hanks (1914), Surangel Whipps Jr. (1968), Bree Olson (1986), and Ken Berry (1933). After her are Cam Newton (1989), Edith Massey (1918), Dave Schultz (1959), Madelaine Petsch (1994), John B. Anderson (1922), and Melissa Ponzio (1972).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Bobbie Gentry ranks 508Before her are Dianne Reeves (1956), Kevin DuBrow (1955), Taylor Dayne (1962), Jam Master Jay (1965), Jimmy Witherspoon (1920), and Lucinda Williams (1953). After her are Big Pun (1971), Roberta Peters (1930), Roy Acuff (1903), Harry Chapin (1942), Macklemore (1983), and B-Real (1970).