David Sylvian

1958 - Today

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David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt, 23 February 1958) is an English artist, singer-songwriter and musician who came to prominence in the late 1970s as frontman and principal songwriter of the band Japan. The band's androgynous look and increasingly electronic sound made them an important influence on the UK's early-1980s New Romantic scene.Following their break-up, Sylvian embarked on a solo career with his debut album Brilliant Trees (1984). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Sylvian has received more than 1,334,061 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). David Sylvian is the 1,078th most popular singer (down from 1,025th in 2019), the 3,194th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,939th in 2019) and the 117th most popular British Singer.

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  • 19

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  • 4.10

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  • 2.68

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Among singers, David Sylvian ranks 1,078 out of 3,541Before him are Philip Bailey, Conway Twitty, Paulina Rubio, Max Raabe, Yvonne Elliman, and Sotiria Bellou. After him are Solange Berry, Rita Ora, RedOne, Marc Almond, Dario Campeotto, and Jakob Dylan.

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Among people born in 1958, David Sylvian ranks 184Before him are Sergei Makarov, Deon Meyer, Nik Kershaw, Nikos Anastopoulos, Ricardo Gareca, and Francesca Woodman. After him are Amanda Bearse, Candace Bushnell, Gary Numan, Gigi Becali, Pita, and Rodion Cămătaru.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Sylvian ranks 3,194 out of 6,924Before him are Ajahn Brahm (1951), Fred Pentland (1883), Henry Litolff (1818), Richard Bentley (1662), Kate Greenaway (1846), and Joanne Whalley (1961). After him are Tony Atkinson (1944), Lucy Hawking (1969), Cædmon (657), Carey Mulligan (1985), Reginald Owen (1887), and Mark Addy (1964).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, David Sylvian ranks 117Before him are Melanie C (1974), Mick Jones (1944), Aneka (1947), Nik Kershaw (1958), Sam Smith (1992), and Gwyneth Jones (1936). After him are Marc Almond (1957), Janet Baker (1933), Gary Numan (1958), Calvin Harris (1984), Biff Byford (1951), and Simon Fuller (1960).