Gloria Gaynor

1947 - Today

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Gloria Fowles (born September 7, 1943), known professionally as Gloria Gaynor, is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive" (1978), "Let Me Know (I Have a Right)" (1979), "I Am What I Am" (1983), and her version of "Never Can Say Goodbye" (1974). Gloria Fowles was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Daniel Fowles and Queenie Mae Proctor. Her grandmother lived nearby and was involved in her upbringing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gloria Gaynor has received more than 2,759,356 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Gloria Gaynor is the 91st most popular singer (up from 97th in 2019), the 560th most popular biography from United States (up from 620th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Singer.

Gloria Gaynor is most famous for her song "I Will Survive" which was written as a response to the death of her friend.

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  • 2.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.20

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Gloria Gaynor ranks 91 out of 4,381Before her are Rihanna, Alla Pugacheva, Françoise Hardy, Lata Mangeshkar, Anatoliy Solovianenko, and Donna Summer. After her are Teresa Teng, Steven Tyler, Harry Belafonte, Roy Orbison, Dieter Bohlen, and Glen Campbell.

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Among people born in 1947, Gloria Gaynor ranks 37Before her are Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, Glenn Close, Farrah Fawcett, Herman Van Rompuy, Tom Clancy, and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi. After her are Sam Neill, Rob Rensenbrink, Gerd Binnig, Dick Advocaat, Bruno Latour, and Linda B. Buck.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gloria Gaynor ranks 560 out of 20,380Before her are Terry Gilliam (1940), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), Kamala Harris (1964), T. S. Eliot (1888), Oprah Winfrey (1954), and Carl Weathers (1948). After her are Kim Novak (1933), George Armstrong Custer (1839), Quincy Jones (1933), Ronald Wayne (1934), Mia Farrow (1945), and Leonard Nimoy (1931).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Gloria Gaynor ranks 36Before her are Billie Holiday (1915), Prince (1958), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), Diana Ross (1944), Gwen Stefani (1969), and Donna Summer (1948). After her are Steven Tyler (1948), Harry Belafonte (1927), Roy Orbison (1936), Glen Campbell (1936), Art Garfunkel (1941), and Ariana Grande (1993).