MUSICIAN

Bobby McFerrin

1950 - Today

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Robert Keith McFerrin Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is an American jazz singer, songwriter, and conductor. He is known for his vocal techniques, such as singing fluidly but with quick and considerable jumps in pitch—for example, sustaining a melody while also rapidly alternating with arpeggios and harmonies—as well as scat singing, polyphonic overtone singing, and improvisational vocal percussion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobby McFerrin has received more than 2,866,689 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Bobby McFerrin is the 528th most popular musician (down from 375th in 2019), the 2,731st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,091st in 2019) and the 152nd most popular American Musician.

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  • 2.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Bobby McFerrin ranks 528 out of 3,175Before him are Arthur Grumiaux, Grace Slick, Chris Martin, Verivery, Wes Montgomery, and Joey DeMaio. After him are Don Henley, K. K. Downing, Van Cliburn, Freddie King, Rudolf Kempe, and James Kottak.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1950, Bobby McFerrin ranks 127Before him are Willy DeVille, Juan Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Bernie Taupin, Andrzej Szarmach, and Bah Ndaw. After him are Natsagiin Bagabandi, Sebastião Lazaroni, Adriano Panatta, Huey Lewis, Kazuhisa Kono, and Mirko Cvetković.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobby McFerrin ranks 2,731 out of 20,380Before him are Joey DeMaio (1954), Billy Drago (1945), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), Ronald Lauder (1944), Perry King (1948), and J. P. Guilford (1897). After him are Aldrich Ames (1941), Michael Nouri (1945), Don Henley (1947), Paul Guilfoyle (1949), Sue Lyon (1946), and Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bobby McFerrin ranks 152Before him are Jason Newsted (1963), James Taylor (1948), Maurice White (1941), Grace Slick (1939), Wes Montgomery (1923), and Joey DeMaio (1954). After him are Don Henley (1947), Van Cliburn (1934), Freddie King (1934), James Kottak (1962), Tito Jackson (1953), and Tom Fogerty (1941).