Ella Fitzgerald

1917 - 1996

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After a tumultuous adolescence, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country but most often associated with the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ella Fitzgerald has received more than 4,337,568 page views. Her biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 34th most popular singer.

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  • 70.31

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  • 78

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 34 out of 3,001Before her are Cesária Évora, Andrea Bocelli, Mick Jagger, Umm Kulthum, Serge Gainsbourg, and Brian Johnson. After her are Whitney Houston, Nico, Barry White, Nana Mouskouri, Nina Simone, and Amanda Lear.

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Among people born in 1917, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 6Before her are John F. Kennedy, Indira Gandhi, Heinrich Böll, Arthur C. Clarke, and I. M. Pei. After her are Eric Hobsbawm, Kenan Evren, Ilya Prigogine, Sidney Sheldon, Dean Martin, and Ernest Borgnine. Among people deceased in 1996, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 8Before her are Baba Vanga, Marcello Mastroianni, Tupac Shakur, Thomas Kuhn, Carl Sagan, and Jean-Bédel Bokassa. After her are Marguerite Duras, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Joseph Brodsky, Adolf Galland, René Lacoste, and Paul Erdős.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 207 out of 12,171Before her are Mel Gibson (1956), Frank Zappa (1940), Ezra Pound (1885), Talcott Parsons (1902), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), and Herbert Hoover (1874). After her are Clark Gable (1901), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Jack Kerouac (1922), Billy the Kid (1859), Carl David Anderson (1905), and Ulysses S. Grant (1822).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 13Before her are Jim Morrison (1943), Johnny Cash (1932), Tupac Shakur (1971), James Brown (1933), Patti Smith (1946), and Barbra Streisand (1942). After her are Whitney Houston (1963), Barry White (1944), Nina Simone (1933), Joe Dassin (1938), Aretha Franklin (1942), and Marvin Gaye (1939).