James Brown

1933 - 2006

James Brown

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century music and dance, he is often referred to by the honorific nicknames "Godfather of Soul", "Mr. Dynamite", and "Soul Brother No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Brown has received more than 9,398,386 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 22nd most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 9.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 78

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, James Brown ranks 22 out of 3,001Before him are Montserrat Caballé, Demis Roussos, Enrico Caruso, Adriano Celentano, Tupac Shakur, and Plácido Domingo. After him are Farinelli, Patti Smith, Jacques Brel, Barbra Streisand, Phil Collins, and Cesária Évora.

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Among people born in 1933, James Brown ranks 10Before him are Dalida, Garrincha, Roman Polanski, Yoko Ono, Montserrat Caballé, and Michael Caine. After him are Claudio Abbado, Nina Simone, Philip Roth, Lina Medina, Just Fontaine, and Jalal Talabani. Among people deceased in 2006, James Brown ranks 8Before him are Augusto Pinochet, Ferenc Puskás, Slobodan Milošević, Milton Friedman, Gerald Ford, and Naguib Mahfouz. After him are Stanisław Lem, Alfredo Stroessner, Saparmurat Niyazov, Oriana Fallaci, Philippe Noiret, and Heinrich Harrer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Brown ranks 148 out of 12,171Before him are Buzz Aldrin (1930), George Gershwin (1898), Bobby Fischer (1943), Thomas Kuhn (1922), Carl Sagan (1934), and Peter Falk (1927). After him are Sharon Tate (1943), Vin Diesel (1967), David Rockefeller (1915), B.B. King (1925), Brad Pitt (1963), and Jon Voight (1938).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, James Brown ranks 10Before him are Frank Sinatra (1915), Tina Turner (1939), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Johnny Cash (1932), and Tupac Shakur (1971). After him are Patti Smith (1946), Barbra Streisand (1942), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Whitney Houston (1963), Barry White (1944), and Nina Simone (1933).