MUSICIAN

Bobby McFerrin

1950 - Today

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Robert Keith McFerrin Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is an American folk and jazz artist. 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 2,253,499 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Bobby McFerrin is the 374th most popular musician (down from 344th in 2019), the 2,093rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,901st in 2019) and the 113th most popular Musician.

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  • 2.3M

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  • 56.92

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  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Bobby McFerrin ranks 374 out of 2,662Before him are Willi Boskovsky, Adrian Smith, Chris Martin, Johnny Winter, Alan Menken, and Krystian Zimerman. After him are David Popper, Steve Morse, Roger Whittaker, Barış Manço, Géza Anda, and Janick Gers.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1950, Bobby McFerrin ranks 82Before him are Lakshmi Mittal, Laura Gemser, Julius Erving, Ueli Maurer, Michael Ironside, and Corinne Cléry. After him are Chantal Akerman, Bernie Taupin, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Alberto Juantorena, Anghel Iordănescu, and William Sadler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobby McFerrin ranks 2,093 out of 18,182Before him are John Young (1930), John Bates Clark (1847), Gregg Popovich (1949), Abner Doubleday (1819), Ken Wilber (1949), and Eugene Nida (1914). After him are Ellison Onizuka (1946), Ethel Barrymore (1879), Gabriel Macht (1972), Cyd Charisse (1922), Peter Benchley (1940), and Sequoyah (1770).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bobby McFerrin ranks 113Before him are Peter Criss (1945), Robert Trujillo (1964), Jerry Reed (1937), Grace Slick (1939), Johnny Winter (1944), and Alan Menken (1949). After him are Steve Morse (1954), Tony Levin (1946), Buddy Guy (1936), Pat Martino (1944), Moondog (1916), and Wayne Shorter (1933).