Chad Smith

1961 - Today

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Chad Gaylord Smith (born October 25, 1961) is an American musician who has been the drummer of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers since 1988. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Smith is also the drummer of the hard rock supergroup Chickenfoot, formed in 2008, and of the all-instrumental outfit Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats, formed in 2007. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chad Smith has received more than 6,580,789 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Chad Smith is the 508th most popular musician (up from 572nd in 2019), the 2,668th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,009th in 2019) and the 143rd most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Chad Smith ranks 508 out of 3,175Before him are Phil Lynott, Steve Hackett, Géza Anda, Jacques Loussier, Michel Petrucciani, and Rita Lee. After him are Robert Miles, Colin Burgess, Bert Kaempfert, Nelson Freire, Claude Bolling, and Suzanne Vega.

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Among people born in 1961, Chad Smith ranks 84Before him are Tom Sizemore, Joan Chen, Boy George, Kalpana Chawla, Jennifer Coolidge, and Billy Ray Cyrus. After him are Kim Tok-hun, Abdourahamane Tchiani, Elizabeth McGovern, Lea Thompson, Ralph Macchio, and Liam Cunningham.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chad Smith ranks 2,668 out of 20,380Before him are Larry Sanger (1968), Téa Leoni (1966), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), Eddie Fisher (1928), Lorenzo Lamas (1958), and David Packard (1912). After him are Asher Brown Durand (1796), Victor Mature (1913), Tracy Morgan (1968), Robert Davi (1953), John Warnock (1940), and Dan Gurney (1931).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chad Smith ranks 143Before him are Matt Cameron (1962), Archie Shepp (1937), Peter Cetera (1944), Willy DeVille (1950), Pat Metheny (1954), and Billy Ray Cyrus (1961). After him are Suzanne Vega (1959), Sonny Boy Williamson I (1914), Jason Newsted (1963), James Taylor (1948), Maurice White (1941), and Grace Slick (1939).