Hank Williams

1923 - 1953

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Hiram "Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, he recorded 55 singles (five released posthumously) that reached the top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 12 that reached No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hank Williams has received more than 10,070,829 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Hank Williams is the 271st most popular singer (up from 297th in 2019), the 1,766th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,773rd in 2019) and the 87th most popular American Singer.

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  • 56

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  • 2.28

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  • 6.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Hank Williams ranks 271 out of 3,541Before him are Franzl Lang, C. C. Catch, Zucchero Fornaciari, Christa Ludwig, Jussi Björling, and Cass Elliot. After him are F. R. David, Kirsten Flagstad, Bülent Ersoy, Tereza Kesovija, DJ Khaled, and Kanye West.

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Among people born in 1923, Hank Williams ranks 76Before him are Albert King, Chaleo Yoovidhya, Koji Miyata, Richard Avedon, Yelena Bonner, and Stig Dagerman. After him are Gyula Lóránt, Lloyd Shapley, Reinhart Koselleck, Queen Anne of Romania, Valentina Cortese, and Hwang Jang-yop. Among people deceased in 1953, Hank Williams ranks 41Before him are Nobuyuki Abe, Hans Reichenbach, Jean Epstein, Mary Anderson, Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, and Wilhelm Stuckart. After him are Sergei Winogradsky, Moïse Kisling, Otto Meissner, Johan Laidoner, Noe Zhordania, and Bill Tilden.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hank Williams ranks 1,766 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Marcinkus (1922), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Joe Mantegna (1947), Robert Reich (1946), Kalākaua (1836), and Cass Elliot (1941). After him are Susan Atkins (1948), Rosanna Arquette (1959), James Bowie (1796), Randolph Scott (1898), Johnny Ramone (1948), and Bess Truman (1885).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Hank Williams ranks 87Before him are Gene Vincent (1935), Phil Ochs (1940), Connie Francis (1938), Anthony Kiedis (1962), Eartha Kitt (1927), and Cass Elliot (1941). After him are DJ Khaled (1975), Kanye West (1977), Christina Aguilera (1980), Selena Gomez (1992), Anastacia (1968), and Beyoncé (1981).