Gladys Knight

1944 - Today

Gladys Knight

Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Knight is known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, which also included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and cousins Edward Patten and William Guest. Knight has recorded two number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles ("Midnight Train to Georgia" and "That's What Friends Are For"), eleven number-one R&B singles, and six number-one R&B albums. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gladys Knight has received more than 4,766,858 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 830th most popular singer.

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  • 4.8M

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  • 47.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Gladys Knight ranks 834 out of 3,001Before her are Alan Lancaster, Chip Taylor, Josipa Lisac, Toše Proeski, Conchita Bautista, and Jonas Kaufmann. After her are Alejandro Sanz, Nate Dogg, Mathé Altéry, Eydie Gormé, Dua Lipa, and Billie Eilish.

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Among people born in 1944, Gladys Knight ranks 285Before her are Muhammad Naji al-Otari, Jerry Springer, Pierre Arditi, José Wilker, Terry Funk, and Polycarp Pengo. After her are Robert Barro, Gregory Hoblit, Rick Barry, Richard Leakey, Roger Rees, and Yoshio Kikugawa.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gladys Knight ranks 4,468 out of 12,171Before her are Jorma Kaukonen (1940), Fred Willard (1939), Carey Lowell (1961), Hank Azaria (1964), June Squibb (1929), and Albert Sidney Johnston (1803). After her are Grace Lee Whitney (1930), Andrew Robinson (1942), Eliza McCardle Johnson (1810), Nate Dogg (1969), Ma Rainey (1886), and Jim Kelly (1946).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Gladys Knight ranks 236Before her are Nick Carter (1980), Sylvester (1947), Abbey Lincoln (1930), Peter Steele (1962), Richard Carpenter (1946), and B. J. Thomas (1942). After her are Nate Dogg (1969), Eydie Gormé (1928), Jennifer Warnes (1947), Vanilla Ice (1967), Jimmie Rodgers (1897), and Eric Carmen (1949).