Glen Hansard

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Glen James Hansard (born 21 April 1970) is an Irish singer-songwriter and musician. Since 1990, he has been the frontman of the Irish rock band The Frames, with whom he has released six studio albums, four of which have charted in the top ten of the Irish Album Charts. In the 2000s, he was one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season before releasing his debut solo album, Rhythm and Repose, in 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glen Hansard has received more than 3,097,016 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Glen Hansard is the 2,226th most popular singer (down from 2,044th in 2019), the 351st most popular biography from Ireland (down from 334th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Irish Singer.

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  • 3.1M

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  • 41.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

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  • 2.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Glen Hansard ranks 2,226 out of 4,381Before him are Kitty Kallen, Hank Williams Jr., Ken Hirai, Hayley Williams, Frederik Ndoci, and Daesung. After him are Fontella Bass, Mikael Åkerfeldt, Chuck D, Shindong, Ian Brown, and Kitty Wells.

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Among people born in 1970, Glen Hansard ranks 428Before him are Andrei Cherkasov, Naoko Yamazaki, Vladimir Chagin, Takanobu Okabe, Jouko Ahola, and Natasha Gregson Wagner. After him are Mike Epps, João Ricardo, Oleg Artemyev, Tabitha Stevens, Alex Gaudino, and Daniel Cosgrove.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Glen Hansard ranks 351 out of 549Before him are Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (1116), Sheamus (1978), Aidan Turner (1983), William Smith O'Brien (1803), Johnny Carey (1919), and Edward Carson (1854). After him are Colin O'Donoghue (1981), Sharon Corr (1970), Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet (1864), Lenny Abrahamson (1966), Orla Brady (1961), and Robert Sheehan (1988).

Among SINGERS In Ireland

Among singers born in Ireland, Glen Hansard ranks 17Before him are Damien Rice (1973), Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964), Paul Harrington (1960), Siobhan Fahey (1958), Shane Filan (1979), and Andrea Corr (1974). After him are Kian Egan (1980), Sandie Jones (1954), Niamh Kavanagh (1968), Hozier (1990), Mary Black (1955), and Angela Farrell (1952).