Dinah Washington

1924 - 1963

Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dinah Washington has received more than 976,863 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 411th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 980k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.80

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Dinah Washington ranks 413 out of 3,001Before her are Noel Gallagher, Stevie Nicks, Umberto Tozzi, Viktor Tsoi, Alice Babs, and Violetta Villas. After her are Freddy Quinn, Alizée, Senesino, Manolo Escobar, Facundo Cabral, and Marc Anthony.

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Among people born in 1924, Dinah Washington ranks 124Before her are Ottmar Walter, Jean Girault, Marina Berti, Pat Hingle, Alice Babs, and Rikidōzan. After her are Lefter Küçükandonyadis, Daniel Inouye, Geraldine Page, Hidemaro Watanabe, Mohammed Rafi, and Yehuda Amichai. Among people deceased in 1963, Dinah Washington ranks 59Before her are Elmore James, Ferenc Fricsay, Seth Barnes Nicholson, Alexander Marinesko, Adrian Carton de Wiart, and Rikidōzan. After her are Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Ernesto Lecuona, Georg Lindemann, Ngô Đình Nhu, Jacques Villon, and Gustaf Gründgens.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dinah Washington ranks 2,355 out of 12,171Before her are George Huntington (1850), Stevie Nicks (1948), Pat Hingle (1924), Alice Walker (1944), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), and Horace Parnell Tuttle (1837). After her are Linda Lee Cadwell (1945), Willie Dixon (1915), Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962), Tom Ford (1961), Joseph Heller (1923), and Joe Pantoliano (1951).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Dinah Washington ranks 123Before her are R. Kelly (1967), Lee Hazlewood (1929), Miley Cyrus (1992), Pinetop Perkins (1913), Percy Sledge (1941), and Stevie Nicks (1948). After her are Marc Anthony (1968), Roberta Flack (1937), Selena (1971), Akon (1973), Tracy Chapman (1964), and Marian Anderson (1897).