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Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), known by the nickname Bono ( BON-oh), is an Irish singer-songwriter, activist, and philanthropist. He is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band U2. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where in 1976 he began dating his future wife, Alison Stewart, as well as forming, with schoolmates, the band that became U2. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bono has received more than 11,669,311 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia. Bono is the 162nd most popular musician (down from 147th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 31st in 2019) and the most popular Irish Musician.

Bono is most famous for being the lead singer of the Irish rock band U2.

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  • 62.32

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  • 73

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  • 5.77

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  • 5.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Bono ranks 162 out of 2,662Before him are Pete Best, György Cziffra, Stan Getz, Don Cherry, Rudolf Schenker, and Caetano Veloso. After him are Chris Slade, Anton Diabelli, Dave Brubeck, Björk, Cyndi Lauper, and Brian Eno.

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Among people born in 1960, Bono ranks 22Before him are Sean Penn, Franco Baresi, Tilda Swinton, Hugo Weaving, Kim Ki-duk, and Jeffrey Dahmer. After him are Kenneth Branagh, Roland Ratzenberger, Rudi Völler, Isaac Herzog, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and Ebrahim Raisi.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Bono ranks 32 out of 501Before him are John Field (1782), Joseph Murphy (1898), Lola Montez (1821), George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449), Francis Beaufort (1774), and Cillian Murphy (1976). After him are Gabriel Byrne (1950), Bob Geldof (1951), Brendan (484), Rory Gallagher (1948), Edmund the Martyr (841), and Saint Gall (550).

Among MUSICIANS In Ireland

Among musicians born in Ireland, Bono ranks 1After him are Rory Gallagher (1948), Dolores O'Riordan (1971), Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946), Paddy Moloney (1938), Sally Oldfield (1947), Aphex Twin (1971), Ronnie Drew (1934), Moya Brennan (1952), Larry Mullen Jr. (1961), Louis Walsh (1952), and Sharon Corr (1970).