MUSICIAN

Bobby McFerrin

1950 - Today

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Robert Keith McFerrin Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is an American folk-jazz vocalist. 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 1,803,760 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Bobby McFerrin is the 344th most popular musician (up from 354th in 2019), the 1,902nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,890th in 2019) and the 105th most popular American Musician.

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  • 39

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  • 5.23

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  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Bobby McFerrin ranks 344 out of 2,675Before him are Jacob Gade, Dave Murray, Roger Whittaker, Robby Krieger, Leopold Godowsky, and Bill Ward. After him are Enrico Macias, Joe Strummer, Sérgio Mendes, Farid al-Atrash, Jack Bruce, and Adrian Smith.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1950, Bobby McFerrin ranks 69Before him are Jorge Carlos Fonseca, Sahle-Work Zewde, Chen Shui-bian, Russell Alan Hulse, Laura Gemser, and Yuki Fushimi. After him are Håkan Nesser, David Graf, Tsui Hark, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Abdurrahim El-Keib, and Chung Sye-kyun.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobby McFerrin ranks 1,902 out of 15,968Before him are Katy Perry (1984), John Turturro (1957), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), Michael Biehn (1956), Tom Regan (1938), and Walter Mondale (1928). After him are Drew Barrymore (1975), Hayden White (1928), Billy Zane (1966), Daniel Nathans (1928), Mark W. Clark (1896), and Dorothy Malone (1924).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bobby McFerrin ranks 105Before him are Albert King (1923), Johnny Ramone (1948), Peggy Lee (1920), Ry Cooder (1947), Steve Vai (1960), and Robby Krieger (1946). After him are Pat Metheny (1954), Richie Sambora (1959), Coleman Hawkins (1904), Steve Morse (1954), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), and Wayne Shorter (1933).