Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

1959 - 1997

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole (Hawaiian: pronounced [kəˌmɐkəˌvivoˈʔole]), Hawaiian of the fearless eye, the bold face; May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997), also called Bruddah Iz or IZ, was an American singer-lyricist, musician, and Hawaiian sovereignty activist. He achieved commercial success outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole has received more than 7,958,608 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 136th most popular musician.

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  • 8.0M

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  • 62.50

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  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole ranks 136 out of 2,258Before him are Muddy Waters, Chick Corea, Jascha Heifetz, John Bonham, Don Cherry, and Ray Manzarek. After him are Barry Gibb, Gilberto Gil, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hans von Bülow, Malcolm Young, and Nadia Boulanger.

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Among people born in 1959, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole ranks 9Before him are Kevin Spacey, Jens Stoltenberg, Morrissey, Evo Morales, Maurizio Sarri, and Sean Bean. After him are Klaus Iohannis, Bryan Adams, John McEnroe, János Áder, Mike Pence, and Emma Thompson. Among people deceased in 1997, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole ranks 31Before him are Willem de Kooning, Aldo Rossi, Fred Zinnemann, Helenio Herrera, Edward Mills Purcell, and Dora Maar. After him are John Eccles, Burgess Meredith, Zoltán Czibor, Cornelius Castoriadis, Hugo Gunckel Lüer, and Nikolai Tikhonov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole ranks 769 out of 12,171Before him are George Cukor (1899), Anne Rice (1941), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Hilary Putnam (1926), and Ray Manzarek (1939). After him are Albert Ellis (1913), Renée Zellweger (1969), Robert Solow (1924), Ferid Murad (1936), D. B. Cooper (1931), and Richard Dean Anderson (1950).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole ranks 41Before him are James Hetfield (1963), Quincy Jones (1933), Muddy Waters (1913), Chick Corea (1941), Don Cherry (1936), and Ray Manzarek (1939). After him are Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), Ice-T (1958), Pete Seeger (1919), Thelonious Monk (1917), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), and Herbie Hancock (1940).