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 and rhythm guitarist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. He also had a solo career and contributed to soundtracks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Cornell has received more than 22,829,219 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Chris Cornell is the 219th most popular singer (up from 235th in 2019), the 1,423rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,520th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular American Singer.

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

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  • 49

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  • 4.93

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  • 4.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Chris Cornell ranks 219 out of 3,541Before him are Tom Morello, Omara Portuondo, Kylie Minogue, Vicky Leandros, Shirley Bassey, and Gianni Morandi. After him are Bessie Smith, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Nena, Meat Loaf, Lata Mangeshkar, and Ajda Pekkan.

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Among people born in 1964, Chris Cornell ranks 31Before him are Guillermo del Toro, Courtney Love, Duff McKagan, Ernesto Valverde, Tom Morello, and Lenny Kravitz. After him are Dražen Petrović, Roberto Mancini, Salvatore Schillaci, Miguel Induráin, Clive Owen, and Andy Serkis. Among people deceased in 2017, Chris Cornell ranks 75Before him are Nicolai Gedda, Piet Keizer, Hiroto Muraoka, Georges Prêtre, John G. Avildsen, and Abdul Halim of Kedah. After him are John Berger, Oliver Smithies, Karl-Otto Apel, Yisrael Kristal, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, and Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chris Cornell ranks 1,423 out of 15,968Before him are Barry Levinson (1942), Robert Bloch (1917), Sidney Bechet (1897), Dirk Benedict (1945), Lawrence Klein (1920), and Val Kilmer (1959). After him are Bessie Smith (1894), Fred Phelps (1929), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), Bob Ross (1942), Elisha Gray (1835), and Katharine Ross (1940).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Chris Cornell ranks 72Before him are Dionne Warwick (1940), Neil Diamond (1941), George Benson (1943), Debbie Harry (1945), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), and Tom Morello (1964). After him are Bessie Smith (1894), Meat Loaf (1947), John Fogerty (1945), Carole King (1942), Sonny Bono (1935), and Axl Rose (1962).

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