Chris Cornell

1964 - 2017

Chris Cornell

Christopher John Cornell (né Boyle; July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, and for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions. Cornell was also the founder and frontman of Temple of the Dog, a one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood. Cornell is considered one of the chief architects of the 1990s grunge movement, and is well known for his extensive catalog as a songwriter, his nearly four-octave vocal range, and his powerful vocal belting technique. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Cornell has received more than 17,967,254 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 234th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 18M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Chris Cornell ranks 234 out of 3,001Before him are Mariska Veres, Sam Cooke, Robbie Williams, Beyoncé, Tarkan, and Sade. After him are Frida Boccara, Van Morrison, Sonny Bono, Lil Wayne, Gene Vincent, and Lucia Popp.

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Among people born in 1964, Chris Cornell ranks 36Before him are Tom Morello, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Robert Trujillo, Courtney Love, Roberto Mancini, and Mats Wilander. After him are Clive Owen, Andy Serkis, Rick Riordan, Paul Landers, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, and Salvatore Schillaci. Among people deceased in 2017, Chris Cornell ranks 81Before him are Oliver Smithies, Michael Nyqvist, Hiroto Muraoka, Piet Keizer, Elsa Martinelli, and Peter Abrahams. After him are Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Anita Pallenberg, Paolo Villaggio, Jerry Fodor, René Préval, and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chris Cornell ranks 1,520 out of 12,171Before him are Mary Anderson (1862), George Dantzig (1914), Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960), George Smoot (1945), Thornton Wilder (1897), and Gene Roddenberry (1921). After him are Harvey Cushing (1869), John O'Keefe (1939), Candice Bergen (1946), Howard Martin Temin (1934), Malcolm Glazer (1928), and Edith Wilson (1872).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Chris Cornell ranks 74Before him are John Denver (1943), Ricky Martin (1971), Neil Diamond (1941), Dionne Warwick (1940), Sam Cooke (1931), and Beyoncé (1981). After him are Sonny Bono (1935), Lil Wayne (1982), Gene Vincent (1935), Phil Ochs (1940), Cab Calloway (1907), and Connie Francis (1938).