Brenda Lee

1944 - Today

Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee (born Brenda Mae Tarpley; December 11, 1944) is an American performer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s. She sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and 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 2,149,260 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 462nd most popular singer.

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  • 2.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 52.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Brenda Lee ranks 465 out of 3,001Before her are Czesław Niemen, Séverine, Zeynab Khanlarova, Anette Olzon, Daddy Yankee, and Carly Simon. After her are Don McLean, Tito Schipa, Verka Serduchka, Mongo Santamaría, Bobby Kimball, and Claudio Villa.

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Among people born in 1944, Brenda Lee ranks 168Before her are Ferenc Bene, António Mascarenhas Monteiro, Alvin Lee, Abdul Fatah Younis, Pierre Deligne, and Adriano Galliani. After her are Igor Mitoraj, Tim Rice, Masanobu Izumi, Brian Tracy, Roger Scruton, and Marc Ouellet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brenda Lee ranks 2,622 out of 12,171Before her are Karl Malone (1963), Daddy Yankee (1977), Carl Sandburg (1878), Alfred Bester (1913), Carly Simon (1945), and Rob Reiner (1947). After her are Miguel Ferrer (1955), Gerard Damiano (1928), Artie Shaw (1910), Don S. Davis (1942), Charles Dow (1851), and Don McLean (1945).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Brenda Lee ranks 137Before her are Ricky Nelson (1940), Dusty Hill (1949), Taylor Swift (1989), Pink (1979), Daddy Yankee (1977), and Carly Simon (1945). After her are Don McLean (1945), Bobby Kimball (1947), Cissy Houston (1933), Lana Del Rey (1985), Frankie Valli (1934), and Lisa Marie Presley (1968).