Brenda Lee

1944 - Today

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Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944), known professionally as Brenda Lee, is an American singer. Performing rockabilly, pop and country music, she had 47 US chart hits during the 1960s and is ranked fourth in that decade, surpassed only by Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Ray Charles. She is known for her 1960 hit "I'm Sorry", and 1958's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", which has become a Christmas standard.At 4 ft 9 inches tall (approximately 145 cm), she received the nickname "Little Miss Dynamite" in 1957, after recording the song "Dynamite" when she was 12, and was one of the earliest pop stars to have a major contemporary international following.In 1969, Lee returned to the charts with her recording "Johnny One Time" penned by A.L. "Doodle" Owens and Dallas Frazier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brenda Lee has received more than 2,419,296 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Brenda Lee is the 528th most popular singer (down from 464th in 2019), the 3,084th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,621st in 2019) and the 158th most popular American Singer.

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  • 3.72

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Among singers, Brenda Lee ranks 528 out of 3,541. Before her are Kathleen Ferrier, Alexis Korner, Juan Gabriel, Gino Paoli, Bobby Kimball, and Wilson Pickett. After her are Alan Stivell, José van Dam, Halsey, Julian Lennon, Maria Bethânia, and Kevin Federline.

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Among people born in 1944, Brenda Lee ranks 190Before her are Frances de la Tour, Patrick Sercu, Pierre Deligne, James Michel, Candy Darling, and Michael Rosbash. After her are Ulf Stark, Alan Stivell, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Richard Ford, Ronald Lauder, and Hugo Gatti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brenda Lee ranks 3,084 out of 15,968. Before her are Bobby Kimball (1947), Wilson Pickett (1941), Herb Alpert (1935), Jeff Porcaro (1954), Evelyn McHale (1923), and Horace Parnell Tuttle (1837). After her are Ahmad Jamal (1930), Ronny Cox (1938), Deborah Lipstadt (1947), Robert Anton Wilson (1932), Basil Poledouris (1945), and Tate Donovan (1963).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Brenda Lee ranks 158Before her are Big Mama Thornton (1926), Mos Def (1973), KRS-One (1965), Lana Del Rey (1985), Bobby Kimball (1947), and Wilson Pickett (1941). After her are Halsey (1994), Kevin Federline (1978), LP (1981), Jennifer Rush (1960), Patsy Cline (1932), and Rosemary Clooney (1928).