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Chris Cornell

1964 - 2017

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Christopher John Cornell (né Boyle; July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and primary lyricist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. He also had a solo career and contributed to numerous movie soundtracks. Cornell was the founder and frontman of Temple of the Dog, a one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Cornell has received more than 28,945,260 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Chris Cornell is the 233rd most popular singer (down from 219th in 2019), the 1,503rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,422nd in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Singer.

Chris Cornell is most famous for being the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave.

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  • 51

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  • 5.04

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  • 4.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Chris Cornell ranks 233 out of 3,528Before him are Omara Portuondo, Lil Wayne, Tito Gobbi, Renata Scotto, Robbie Williams, and Gianni Morandi. After him are Anthony Kiedis, Jacqueline Boyer, Zucchero Fornaciari, Beyoncé, Kim Carnes, and Nicolai Ghiaurov.

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Among people born in 1964, Chris Cornell ranks 38Before him are Tom Morello, Andy Serkis, Giuseppe Conte, Courtney Love, Edi Rama, and Gitanas Nausėda. After him are Eazy-E, Abedi Pele, Mats Wilander, Melinda Gates, Rick Riordan, and Mehriban Aliyeva. Among people deceased in 2017, Chris Cornell ranks 73Before him are Piet Keizer, Roger Ailes, John Berger, Jake LaMotta, Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, and Konstantinos Mitsotakis. After him are Albert Speer, Fats Domino, Robert Hardy, Karl-Otto Apel, Ljubiša Samardžić, and Elsa Martinelli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chris Cornell ranks 1,503 out of 18,182Before him are Richard Ramirez (1960), Robert J. Shiller (1946), George Stevens (1904), Sonny Rollins (1930), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), and Virginia Cherrill (1908). After him are Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Anthony Kiedis (1962), Michelle Rodriguez (1978), Janet Gaynor (1906), J. Michael Bishop (1936), and J. Allen Hynek (1910).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Chris Cornell ranks 74Before him are Courtney Love (1964), Connie Francis (1938), Mario Lanza (1921), Mariah Carey (1969), Debbie Harry (1945), and Lil Wayne (1982). After him are Anthony Kiedis (1962), Beyoncé (1981), Kim Carnes (1945), Bessie Smith (1894), Eazy-E (1964), and John Fogerty (1945).

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