Helen Merrill

1930 - Today

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Helen Merrill (born Jelena Ana Milcetic; July 21, 1929) is an American jazz vocalist. Her first album, the eponymous 1954 recording Helen Merrill (with Clifford Brown on EmArcy), was an immediate success and associated her with the first generation of bebop jazz musicians. After an active 1950s and 1960s, Merrill spent time recording and touring in Europe and Japan, falling into obscurity in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helen Merrill has received more than 235,170 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Helen Merrill is the 1,006th most popular musician (up from 1,073rd in 2019), the 4,884th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,224th in 2019) and the 330th most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 240k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.79

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.27

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Helen Merrills by language

Over the past year Helen Merrill has had the most page views in the with 27,645 views, followed by Japanese (18,483), and French (7,763). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Russian (147.19%), Egyptian Arabic (52.80%), and Indonesian (42.04%)


Among musicians, Helen Merrill ranks 1,006 out of 3,175Before her are Mark St. John, Woody Herman, Ronnie Drew, Selda Bağcan, John Williams, and Dennis Stratton. After her are Brian Connolly, Pío Leyva, Otis Rush, Svend Asmussen, Gina Bachauer, and Alan White.

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Among people born in 1930, Helen Merrill ranks 305Before her are Ilya Glazunov, Vlatko Pavletić, Sonja Edström, Edna O'Brien, Jack Taylor, and Theodore Edgar McCarrick. After her are Anatoli Maslyonkin, Lothar Wolleh, Sándor Rozsnyói, Edward Woodward, James Coco, and Dawn Addams.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Helen Merrill ranks 4,884 out of 20,380Before her are Henry Adams (1838), Gianni Russo (1943), Seka (1954), Michael S. Hart (1947), Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1930), and Joel McCrea (1905). After her are Zelda Rubinstein (1933), Richard Kiley (1922), Jonah Hill (1983), Eugene Garfield (1925), Michelle Williams (1980), and Hal B. Wallis (1898).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Helen Merrill ranks 330Before her are Blackie Lawless (1956), Oscar Hammerstein II (1895), Levon Helm (1940), Chester Thompson (1948), Mark St. John (1956), and Woody Herman (1913). After her are Otis Rush (1934), John Lewis (1920), Lennie Tristano (1919), Gene Clark (1944), Jack DeJohnette (1942), and Larry Carlton (1948).