David Bowie

1947 - 2016

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David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie ( BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. A leading figure in the music industry, Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Bowie has received more than 47,306,096 page views. His biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 108 in 2019). David Bowie is the 14th most popular singer (down from 10th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 82nd in 2019) and the most popular British Singer.

David Bowie is most famous for being a singer, songwriter, and actor. He was also a producer and an arranger.

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  • 109

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  • 6.38

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  • 5.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, David Bowie ranks 14 out of 3,541Before him are Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Joan Baez, Charles Aznavour, and Jim Morrison. After him are Julio Iglesias, Montserrat Caballé, Adriano Celentano, Enrico Caruso, Demis Roussos, and Plácido Domingo.

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Among people born in 1947, David Bowie ranks 6Before him are Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johan Cruyff, Stephen King, and Paulo Coelho. After him are Elton John, Brian May, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, James Hunt, and O. J. Simpson. Among people deceased in 2016, David Bowie ranks 10Before him are Johan Cruyff, Bud Spencer, Leonard Cohen, Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, and Bhumibol Adulyadej. After him are Alan Rickman, Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, Cesare Maldini, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Dario Fo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Bowie ranks 100 out of 6,924Before him are J. M. W. Turner (1775), Alex Ferguson (1941), Christopher Lee (1922), Edward VIII (1894), Charlotte Brontë (1816), and Michael Caine (1933). After him are T. E. Lawrence (1888), George Harrison (1943), George V (1865), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), Aldous Huxley (1894), and Blackbeard (1680).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, David Bowie ranks 1After him are Mick Jagger (1943), Brian Johnson (1947), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Joe Cocker (1944), Phil Collins (1951), Marianne Faithfull (1946), Rod Stewart (1945), George Michael (1963), Ian Gillan (1945), Bonnie Tyler (1951), and Robert Plant (1948).

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