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Donna Summer

1948 - 2012

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Donna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known professionally as Donna Summer, was an American singer and songwriter. 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.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. In 1968, she joined a German adaptation of the musical Hair in Munich, where she spent several years living, acting, and singing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donna Summer has received more than 9,679,271 page views. Her biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia. Donna Summer is the 98th most popular singer (up from 99th in 2019), the 625th most popular biography from United States (up from 635th in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Singer.

Donna Summer was an American singer and songwriter. She was most famous for her disco songs, which were popular in the 1970s.

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  • 74

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  • 4.89

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  • 5.36

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Among singers, Donna Summer ranks 98 out of 3,528Before her are Yma Sumac, Robin Gibb, Morrissey, Robert Plant, Mercedes Sosa, and Gloria Gaynor. After her are Alla Pugacheva, Gigliola Cinquetti, Enya, Nina Hagen, Jenny Lind, and Nancy Sinatra.

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Among people born in 1948, Donna Summer ranks 33Before her are Antonín Panenka, George R. R. Martin, Steven Tyler, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, John R. Bolton, and Robert Plant. After her are Olivia Newton-John, John Bonham, Thierry Mugler, Alice Cooper, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Maurizio Gucci. Among people deceased in 2012, Donna Summer ranks 23Before her are Sylvia Kristel, Elinor Ostrom, Robin Gibb, John Demjanjuk, Tony Scott, and Roger Garaudy. After her are Ravi Shankar, Jean Giraud, Sven Hassel, Carlos Fuentes, Larry Hagman, and Sergey Sokolov.

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Among people born in United States, Donna Summer ranks 625 out of 18,182Before her are Francis Gary Powers (1929), Gloria Gaynor (1947), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Ted Kennedy (1932), and Jeff Goldblum (1952). After her are Telly Savalas (1922), Jonas Salk (1914), Robert Wagner (1930), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Raquel Welch (1940), and Talia Shire (1946).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Donna Summer ranks 37Before her are Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), Steven Tyler (1948), Gwen Stefani (1969), Art Garfunkel (1941), Meat Loaf (1947), and Gloria Gaynor (1947). After her are Nancy Sinatra (1940), Bing Crosby (1903), Roy Orbison (1936), Dolly Parton (1946), Marvin Gaye (1939), and Harry Belafonte (1927).

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