Iggy Pop

1947 - Today

Iggy Pop

James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), better known as Iggy Pop, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Designated the "Godfather of Punk", he was the vocalist and lyricist of influential proto-punk band the Stooges, who were formed in 1967 and have disbanded and reunited multiple times since.Initially playing a raw, primitive style of rock and roll, the Stooges sold few records in their original incarnation and gained a reputation for their confrontational performances, which often involved acts of self-mutilation by Pop. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Iggy Pop has received more than 7,123,781 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 57th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.62

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Iggy Pop ranks 58 out of 2,258Before him are Keith Richards, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Vladimir Horowitz, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Brian Jones. After him are Lemmy, Maurice Gibb, Glenn Miller, Glenn Gould, Robert Johnson, and Jean-Michel Jarre.

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Among people born in 1947, Iggy Pop ranks 15Before him are James Hunt, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, Florentino Pérez, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and O. J. Simpson. After him are Shirin Ebadi, Paul Auster, Carlos Santana, Tom Clancy, Robert Kiyosaki, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Iggy Pop ranks 328 out of 12,171Before him are Harvey Keitel (1939), Kevin Costner (1955), Robert E. Lee (1807), Angelina Jolie (1975), Glen Campbell (1936), and Bradley Cooper (1975). After him are O. Henry (1862), Anton LaVey (1930), Steve Wozniak (1950), Hugh Hefner (1926), Peter Fonda (1940), and Sydney Pollack (1934).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Iggy Pop ranks 16Before him are Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), Brian Wilson (1942), Scatman John (1942), Chet Baker (1929), and Bruce Springsteen (1949). After him are Glenn Miller (1904), Robert Johnson (1911), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), John Coltrane (1926), Charlie Parker (1920), and Cliff Burton (1962).