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Cissy Houston

1933 - Today

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Emily "Cissy" Houston (née Drinkard; born September 30, 1933) is an American soul and gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for such artists as Roy Hamilton, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin, Houston embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cissy Houston has received more than 2,065,573 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Cissy Houston is the 443rd most popular singer (up from 471st in 2019), the 2,692nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,637th in 2019) and the 138th most popular American Singer.

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  • 2.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, Cissy Houston ranks 443 out of 3,541Before her are Leyla Gencer, Giulietta Simionato, Esther Ofarim, Steve Perry, Andy Gibb, and Magda Olivero. After her are Dinah Washington, King Diamond, Jungkook, Carly Simon, Nellie Melba, and Basshunter.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1933, Cissy Houston ranks 142Before her are Jörn Donner, Lubomyr Husar, Miloš Milutinović, Diane Cilento, Syd Mead, and Eddie Adams. After her are Azeglio Vicini, Ronald Evans, Félicien Kabuga, Julie Newmar, Sandra Milo, and Dan Flavin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cissy Houston ranks 2,692 out of 15,968Before her are Eddie Adams (1933), Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), Xander Berkeley (1955), William Levada (1936), and Nathan Homer Knorr (1905). After her are Dinah Washington (1924), Edward Herrmann (1943), Linda Kozlowski (1958), Terry Crews (1968), James E. Webb (1906), and Matthew Modine (1959).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Cissy Houston ranks 138Before her are Natalie Cole (1950), Taylor Swift (1989), Linda Ronstadt (1946), Randy Newman (1943), Howlin' Wolf (1910), and Steve Perry (1949). After her are Dinah Washington (1924), Carly Simon (1945), Jessye Norman (1945), Fergie (1975), Al Martino (1927), and Marian Anderson (1897).