Harry Belafonte

1927 - Today

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Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.; March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars, as he popularised the Trinbagonian Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) was the first million-selling LP by a single artist.Belafonte is known for his recording of "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Belafonte has received more than 6,843,932 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Harry Belafonte is the 106th most popular singer (down from 90th in 2019), the 672nd most popular biography from United States (down from 581st in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Singer.

Harry Belafonte is most famous for being a singer, an actor, and a social activist.

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Among singers, Harry Belafonte ranks 106 out of 3,541Before him are Roy Orbison, Rihanna, Robin Gibb, John Lee Hooker, Alla Pugacheva, and Françoise Hardy. After him are Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Klaus Meine, Gloria Gaynor, Georges Moustaki, and Teresa Teng.

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Among people born in 1927, Harry Belafonte ranks 27Before him are Mary Higgins Clark, Niklas Luhmann, Maurice Béjart, Margaret Keane, Robert Ludlum, and Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium. After him are Martin Lewis Perl, Don Shirley, Juliette Gréco, Emmanuelle Riva, Angelo Sodano, and Marshall Warren Nirenberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry Belafonte ranks 672 out of 15,968Before him are Hattie McDaniel (1893), Margaret Hamilton (1936), Wyatt Earp (1848), Alice Cooper (1948), Hulk Hogan (1953), and Thomas Harris (1940). After him are L. Ron Hubbard (1911), Jason Robards (1922), Donald Knuth (1938), Fred Trump (1905), Joseph McCarthy (1908), and Thorstein Veblen (1857).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Harry Belafonte ranks 44Before him are Gwen Stefani (1969), Kenny Rogers (1938), Diana Ross (1944), Donna Summer (1948), Roy Orbison (1936), and John Lee Hooker (1917). After him are Gloria Gaynor (1947), Kris Kristofferson (1936), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Billy Joel (1949), Ben E. King (1938), and Suzi Quatro (1950).

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