Donna Summer

1948 - 2012

Donna Summer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name based on her married name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter and actress. She gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s and became known as the "Queen of Disco", while her music gained a global following.While influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s, Summer became the lead singer of a psychedelic rock band named Crow and moved to New York City. Joining a touring version of the musical Hair, she left New York and spent several years living, acting and singing in Europe, where she met music producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte in Munich, where they recorded influential disco hits such as "Love to Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love", marking her breakthrough into an international career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donna Summer has received more than 5,480,858 page views. Her biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 98th most popular singer.

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  • 63.77

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  • 72

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Donna Summer ranks 98 out of 3,001Before her are Celine Dion, Rihanna, Mercedes Sosa, John Lee Hooker, Bing Crosby, and Dolly Parton. After her are Fairuz, Peter Gabriel, Astrud Gilberto, Georges Moustaki, Gigliola Cinquetti, and Alla Pugacheva.

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Among people born in 1948, Donna Summer ranks 31Before her are Alice Cooper, Robert Plant, Marcello Lippi, Keke Rosberg, Steven Tyler, and George Tupou V. After her are John Carpenter, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, John Bonham, Olivia Newton-John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Among people deceased in 2012, Donna Summer ranks 23Before her are Larry Hagman, Kiro Gligorov, Roger Garaudy, John Demjanjuk, Sylvia Kristel, and George Tupou V. After her are Ravi Shankar, Stephen Covey, Carlos Fuentes, Tony Scott, Jean Giraud, and Robin Gibb.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donna Summer ranks 627 out of 12,171Before her are John Goodman (1952), Dolly Parton (1946), Tyrone Power (1914), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), and Philip Zimbardo (1933). After her are Joe Pesci (1943), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Melvin Schwartz (1932), Kim Novak (1933), Hugh Everett III (1930), and Gilbert N. Lewis (1875).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Donna Summer ranks 39Before her are Steven Tyler (1948), Harry Belafonte (1927), Roy Orbison (1936), John Lee Hooker (1917), Bing Crosby (1903), and Dolly Parton (1946). After her are Nancy Sinatra (1940), Diana Ross (1944), Ben E. King (1938), Little Richard (1932), Anastacia (1968), and Al Jarreau (1940).