Bobby McFerrin

1950 - Today

Bobby McFerrin

Robert Keith McFerrin Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is an American 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 1,641,494 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 356th most popular musician.

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  • 1.6M

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  • 55.65

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Bobby McFerrin ranks 356 out of 2,258Before him are Art Tatum, Ian Anderson, Christoph Schneider, Lester Young, Don Airey, and Michel Polnareff. After him are Wojciech Żywny, Rezső Seress, Michael Cretu, Michael Schenker, Ginger Baker, and Leonardo De Lorenzo.

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Among people born in 1950, Bobby McFerrin ranks 65Before him are William H. Macy, Roza Otunbayeva, Lakshmi Mittal, Marcheline Bertrand, Eric Carr, and Håkan Nesser. After him are Steve Hackett, Victoria Principal, Chen Shui-bian, Brad Dourif, Grigory Sokolov, and Roger Hodgson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobby McFerrin ranks 1,890 out of 12,171Before him are Wolfgang Kapp (1858), Mitt Romney (1947), Ashton Kutcher (1978), Kirstie Alley (1951), Wayne Dyer (1940), and Donna Haraway (1944). After him are James B. Donovan (1916), John Frankenheimer (1930), Roberts Blossom (1924), Bob Woodward (1943), Jack Welch (1935), and Stephen Crane (1871).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bobby McFerrin ranks 108Before him are Chet Atkins (1924), Eric Carr (1950), Billy Gibbons (1949), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), Art Tatum (1909), and Lester Young (1909). After him are Richie Sambora (1959), Johnny Winter (1944), Archie Shepp (1937), Wayne Shorter (1933), Alan Menken (1949), and Tony Levin (1946).