Etta James

1938 - 2012

Etta James

Jamesetta Hawkins, best known as Etta James (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind". She faced a number of personal problems, including heroin addiction, severe physical abuse, and incarceration, before making a musical comeback in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.James's powerful, deep, earthy voice bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Etta James has received more than 4,146,863 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 136th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Etta James ranks 136 out of 3,001Before her are Gloria Estefan, Art Garfunkel, Manu Chao, Gloria Gaynor, Bryan Adams, and Annie Lennox. After her are Maria Malibran, Enya, Grace Jones, Jenny Lind, Suzi Quatro, and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

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Among people born in 1938, Etta James ranks 50Before her are Diana Rigg, Abulfaz Elchibey, Marina Vlady, Jiří Menzel, István Szabó, and José Altafini. After her are Alpha Condé, Lynn Margulis, Anthony James Leggett, J. J. Cale, Tomas Lindahl, and Terence Stamp. Among people deceased in 2012, Etta James ranks 36Before her are Matilde Camus, Andrew Huxley, Antoni Tàpies, Sun Myung Moon, Eduard Khil, and Dave Brubeck. After her are Rauf Denktaş, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Hebe Camargo, Joseph Murray, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and Chadli Bendjedid.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Etta James ranks 892 out of 12,171Before her are Judith Butler (1956), John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), John Belushi (1949), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), and John J. Pershing (1860). After her are Wyatt Earp (1848), Walter Hill (1942), Frank Marshall (1877), Sacagawea (1780), Richard Rorty (1931), and Valerie Solanas (1936).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Etta James ranks 48Before her are Ben E. King (1938), Little Richard (1932), Anastacia (1968), Al Jarreau (1940), Art Garfunkel (1941), and Gloria Gaynor (1947). After her are Suzi Quatro (1950), Tony Bennett (1926), Kris Kristofferson (1936), Chester Bennington (1976), Billy Joel (1949), and Kenny Rogers (1938).