Dave Mustaine

1961 - Today

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David Scott Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician. He is the co-founder, frontman, primary songwriter and sole consistent member of the thrash metal band Megadeth. Mustaine has released sixteen studio albums with Megadeth, sold over 38 million records worldwide, with six albums platinum-certified, and won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2017 at the 59th Grammy Awards, for the title track of their fifteenth studio album, Dystopia.Prior to forming Megadeth, Mustaine was the lead guitarist of Metallica but did not appear on any albums. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dave Mustaine has received more than 7,766,128 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Dave Mustaine is the 241st most popular musician (up from 285th in 2019), the 1,364th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,664th in 2019) and the 67th most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Dave Mustaines by language

Over the past year Dave Mustaine has had the most page views in the with 1,048,048 views, followed by Spanish (172,034), and Russian (105,428). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Breton (80.69%), Southern Azerbaijani (77.37%), and West Frisian (61.34%)


Among musicians, Dave Mustaine ranks 241 out of 3,175Before him are Alfred Brendel, Luigi Tenco, Isaac Stern, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Stéphane Grappelli, and Khaled. After him are Émile Waldteufel, Ludacris, Lalo Schifrin, John Zorn, Mick Taylor, and Don Cherry.

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Among people born in 1961, Dave Mustaine ranks 36Before him are António Costa, Dennis Rodman, Andoni Zubizarreta, Tim Roth, Élisabeth Borne, and Mylène Farmer. After him are Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Henry Rollins, Alfonso Cuarón, Tom Ford, Dmitry Muratov, and Karl von Habsburg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dave Mustaine ranks 1,364 out of 20,380Before him are Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Cybill Shepherd (1950), John Backus (1924), Etta James (1938), John G. Avildsen (1935), and Tyler Perry (1969). After him are Mike Powell (1963), Martin Balsam (1919), George Benson (1943), Ken Thompson (1943), George Davis Snell (1903), and Ludacris (1977).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Dave Mustaine ranks 67Before him are Lady Gaga (1986), Pete Seeger (1919), Mike Shinoda (1977), Jaco Pastorius (1951), Thelonious Monk (1917), and Carla Bley (1936). After him are Ludacris (1977), John Zorn (1953), Don Cherry (1936), Beck (1970), Paul Stanley (1952), and J. J. Cale (1938).