David Bowie

1947 - 2016

David Bowie

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie ( BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and 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 39,834,302 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 40M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 75.19

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 108

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.08

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, David Bowie ranks 9 out of 3,001Before him are Janis Joplin, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Dalida, Frank Sinatra, and Charles Aznavour. After him are Julio Iglesias, Tina Turner, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Joan Baez, Jim Morrison, and Johnny Cash.

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Among people born in 1947, David Bowie ranks 6Before him are Hillary Clinton, Johan Cruyff, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen King, and Paulo Coelho. After him are Elton John, Brian May, James Hunt, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, and Florentino Pérez. Among people deceased in 2016, David Bowie ranks 9Before him are Umberto Eco, Johan Cruyff, Bud Spencer, Shimon Peres, Debbie Reynolds, and Bhumibol Adulyadej. After him are Leonard Cohen, Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, Alan Rickman, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Dario Fo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Bowie ranks 82 out of 5,347Before him are Mary Shelley (1797), J. J. Thomson (1856), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Herbert Spencer (1820), and George VI (1895). After him are Jeremy Bentham (1748), William Blake (1757), Lady Godiva (990), David Livingstone (1813), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), and Edward III of England (1312).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, David Bowie ranks 1After him are Phil Collins (1951), Mick Jagger (1943), Brian Johnson (1947), Joe Cocker (1944), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Rod Stewart (1945), Bonnie Tyler (1951), Marianne Faithfull (1946), George Michael (1963), Kate Bush (1958), and Ian Gillan (1945).