Brian Wilson

1942 - Today

Brian Wilson

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group. In addition to his unorthodox approaches to pop composition and mastery of recording techniques, Wilson is known for his lifelong struggles with mental illness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Wilson has received more than 10,387,882 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 42nd most popular musician.

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  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Brian Wilson ranks 43 out of 2,258Before him are Isaac Albéniz, Roger Taylor, Django Reinhardt, André Rieu, Maria Anna Mozart, and John Deacon. After him are Scatman John, Chet Baker, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Martha Argerich, Bruce Springsteen, and Jimmy Page.

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Among people born in 1942, Brian Wilson ranks 16Before him are Hu Jintao, Martin Scorsese, Barbra Streisand, Ronnie James Dio, Isabel Allende, and Dino Zoff. After him are Scatman John, Aretha Franklin, Michael Haneke, Brian Jones, Calvin Klein, and Joe Biden.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brian Wilson ranks 263 out of 12,171Before him are Robert Fulton (1765), John Quincy Adams (1767), Jay Leno (1950), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Audie Murphy (1925), and Philip Kotler (1931). After him are Scatman John (1942), Chet Baker (1929), Eli Wallach (1915), Philip Roth (1933), Raymond Chandler (1888), and John Bardeen (1908).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Brian Wilson ranks 12Before him are Ray Charles (1930), Chuck Berry (1926), B.B. King (1925), Miles Davis (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), and Ronnie James Dio (1942). After him are Scatman John (1942), Chet Baker (1929), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Iggy Pop (1947), Glenn Miller (1904), and Robert Johnson (1911).