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Ella Fitzgerald

1917 - 1996

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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 6,706,810 page views. Her biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia. Ella Fitzgerald is the 52nd most popular singer (down from 45th in 2019), the 340th most popular biography from United States (down from 303rd in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Singer.

Ella Fitzgerald is most famous for her vocal range and her ability to sing a variety of genres, such as jazz, blues, and pop.

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  • 80

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  • 5.51

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  • 5.48

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Among singers, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 52 out of 3,528Before her are Albano Carrisi, Constanze Mozart, Billie Holiday, Joe Cocker, José Carreras, and Celine Dion. After her are George Michael, Phil Collins, 50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez, Kurt Cobain, and Sarah Vaughan.

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Among people born in 1917, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 6Before her are John F. Kennedy, Park Chung-hee, Indira Gandhi, Heinrich Böll, and Arthur C. Clarke. After her are Eric Hobsbawm, Ilya Prigogine, Joan Fontaine, Frederica of Hanover, Ernest Borgnine, and Anthony Burgess. Among people deceased in 1996, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 11Before her are Tupac Shakur, Carl Sagan, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Marguerite Duras, and Dzhokhar Dudayev. After her are Joseph Brodsky, Babrak Karmal, René Lacoste, Paul Erdős, Frank Whittle, and Tadeusz Reichstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 340 out of 18,182Before her are John Bardeen (1908), Bill Murray (1950), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Truman Capote (1924), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), and Margaret Mead (1901). After her are Dick Cheney (1941), Jack Ruby (1911), Pete Conrad (1930), Jared Leto (1971), Susan Sontag (1933), and William Jennings Bryan (1860).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 20Before her are Barry White (1944), James Brown (1933), Patti Smith (1946), Joe Dassin (1938), Nina Simone (1933), and Billie Holiday (1915). After her are 50 Cent (1975), Jennifer Lopez (1969), Kurt Cobain (1967), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Stevie Wonder (1950), and Eminem (1972).