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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. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brenda Lee has received more than 3,457,450 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Brenda Lee is the 566th 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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  • 53.34

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  • 29

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  • 2.78

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  • 4.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Brenda Lee ranks 566 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 Ken Shimura.

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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).