David Sylvian

1958 - Today

David Sylvian

David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt, 23 February 1958) is an English 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 breakup, 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 994,951 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,019th most popular singer.

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  • 990k

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  • 45.13

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.00

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, David Sylvian ranks 1,023 out of 3,001Before him are Imogen Heap, Ali Akbar Khan, Zack de la Rocha, Jonathan Davis, Seiko Matsuda, and Jimi Jamison. After him are Gordon Lightfoot, Bleona, Sumi Jo, Katy Bødtger, George London, and Philippe Jaroussky.

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Among people born in 1958, David Sylvian ranks 173Before him are Mark Cuban, Edgardo Bauza, Bernard Genghini, Francisco Buyo, Nikos Anastopoulos, and Luísa Diogo. After him are Masaaki Kato, Joseba Sarrionandia, Scott Patterson, Charlene Tilton, Jack Coleman, and Amanda Bearse.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Sylvian ranks 2,939 out of 5,347Before him are Martin Donnelly (1964), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (1990), Andrew Loog Oldham (1944), Colin Salmon (1962), Harold Mahony (1867), and James Sowerby (1757). After him are Fred Karno (1866), Peter Arundell (1933), John Smith (1938), Mary Ure (1933), Cadwallon ap Cadfan (591), and Ken Wharton (1916).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, David Sylvian ranks 111Before him are Cilla Black (1943), Marc Almond (1957), Clare Torry (1947), Biff Byford (1951), Mel B (1975), and Imogen Heap (1977). After him are Jessie J (1988), Acker Bilk (1929), Mick Jones (1944), Ian Hunter (1939), Roland Orzabal (1961), and Leo Sayer (1948).