Carmen McRae

1922 - 1994

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Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer. She is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century and is remembered for her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretation of lyrics. McRae was inspired by Billie Holiday, but she established her own voice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carmen McRae has received more than 359,240 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Carmen McRae is the 742nd most popular singer (up from 856th in 2019), the 4,180th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,564th in 2019) and the 212th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Carmen McRae ranks 742 out of 3,541. Before her are Alexander Rybak, Marilyn Horne, Toby Keith, Hugues Aufray, Kevin Ayers, and Jackie Wilson. After her are Mike Love, Elvira de Hidalgo, Jon Vickers, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tanita Tikaram, and Dead.

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Among people born in 1922, Carmen McRae ranks 215Before her are Bigode, Burt Kennedy, Emile Habibi, Esther Lederberg, John Hick, and Chairil Anwar. After her are Mariano Gonzalvo, Hammer DeRoburt, Võ Văn Kiệt, Bob Martin, Vladimir Etush, and Francisco Rodríguez Adrados. Among people deceased in 1994, Carmen McRae ranks 160Before her are Roy J. Plunkett, Cyprien Ntaryamira, Leonid Leonov, Zoltán Fábri, Kurt Aland, and Manfred Wörner. After her are Mildred Natwick, Grigol Abashidze, Carlos Lleras Restrepo, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Igor Chislenko, and William Conrad.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carmen McRae ranks 4,180 out of 15,968. Before her are Paul Thomas Anderson (1970), Marc Lawrence (1910), John Marley (1907), Lloyd Bacon (1889), Cotton Mather (1663), and Lois Smith (1930). After her are Chuck Schuldiner (1967), Paul Rand (1914), Thomas Jane (1969), Sid Haig (1939), Rosalind Russell (1907), and Thomas Sowell (1930).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Carmen McRae ranks 212Before her are Aaliyah (1979), Donny Hathaway (1945), Melanie Thornton (1967), Marilyn Horne (1934), Toby Keith (1961), and Jackie Wilson (1934). After her are Mike Love (1941), Peter Steele (1962), Stephen Stills (1945), Val Valentino (1956), Rebbie Jackson (1950), and Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893).