Harry Belafonte

1927 - Today

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.; March 1, 1927) is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Trinidadian 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Belafonte has received more than 5,176,948 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 89th most popular singer.

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  • 5.2M

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  • 64.24

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Harry Belafonte ranks 89 out of 3,001Before him are Robert Plant, France Gall, Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler, Morrissey, and Anatoliy Solovianenko. After him are Roy Orbison, Domenico Modugno, Celine Dion, Rihanna, Mercedes Sosa, and John Lee Hooker.

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Among people born in 1927, Harry Belafonte ranks 25Before him are Janet Leigh, Sidney Poitier, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Maurice Béjart, Albert Uderzo, and Simone Veil. After him are Martin Lewis Perl, Robert Ludlum, Manfred Eigen, Hubert de Givenchy, Margaret Keane, and Marshall Warren Nirenberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry Belafonte ranks 581 out of 12,171Before him are Paul Simon (1941), Kip Thorne (1940), Steven Tyler (1948), Harper Lee (1926), Rachel Carson (1907), and Demi Moore (1962). After him are Ellen Burstyn (1932), Roy Orbison (1936), Harold Lasswell (1902), Henry Mancini (1924), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), and Chester A. Arthur (1829).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Harry Belafonte ranks 34Before him are Jennifer Lopez (1969), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Prince (1958), Gwen Stefani (1969), and Steven Tyler (1948). After him are Roy Orbison (1936), John Lee Hooker (1917), Bing Crosby (1903), Dolly Parton (1946), Donna Summer (1948), and Nancy Sinatra (1940).