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Brenda Lee

1944 - Today

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Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944), known professionally as Brenda Lee, is an American singer. Primarily performing rockabilly, pop, country and Christmas music, she achieved her first Billboard hit aged 12 in 1957 and was given the nickname "Little Miss Dynamite". Some of Lee's most successful songs include "Sweet Nothin's", "I'm Sorry", "I Want to Be Wanted", "Speak to Me Pretty", "All Alone Am I" and "Losing You". Her festive song "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", recorded in 1958, topped the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brenda Lee has received more than 4,959,598 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Brenda Lee is the 563rd most popular singer (down from 527th in 2019), the 3,239th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,083rd in 2019) and the 168th most popular American Singer.

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  • 5.0M

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  • 53.34

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Brenda Lee ranks 563 out of 3,528Before her are James Blunt, Line Renaud, Fergie, Carmela Corren, Del Shannon, and Alexander Rybak. After her are Zaz, Mongo Santamaría, Wilson Pickett, Jorge Ben, Neil Tennant, and Gigi D'Agostino.

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Among people born in 1944, Brenda Lee ranks 219Before her are Alan Stivell, Fernando Ocáriz Braña, Patrick Sercu, Thongsing Thammavong, Rocío Dúrcal, and Taylor Hackford. After her are Peter Cetera, Onufriy, Aguila Saleh Issa, Craig T. Nelson, Kay Parker, and Odd Nerdrum.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brenda Lee ranks 3,239 out of 18,182Before her are Del Shannon (1934), Horace Silver (1928), Warren Weaver (1894), Seymour Martin Lipset (1922), William Peter Blatty (1928), and Alvin Hansen (1887). After her are Chris Gardner (1954), Josh Hartnett (1978), Tia Carrere (1967), Anne McCaffrey (1926), Stone Cold Steve Austin (1964), and Gene Amdahl (1922).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Brenda Lee ranks 168Before her are Waylon Jennings (1937), DMX (1970), Paul Robeson (1898), Bobby Kimball (1947), Fergie (1975), and Del Shannon (1934). After her are Wilson Pickett (1941), "Weird Al" Yankovic (1959), David Lee Roth (1954), Marian Anderson (1897), La Toya Jackson (1956), and Al Green (1946).