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James Hetfield

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James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is an American musician. He is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, co-founder and a main songwriter of heavy metal band Metallica. He is mainly known for his intricate rhythm playing, but occasionally performs lead guitar duties and solos, both live and in the studio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Hetfield has received more than 9,242,466 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia. James Hetfield is the 145th most popular musician (up from 153rd in 2019), the 851st most popular biography from United States (up from 898th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Musician.

James Hetfield is most famous for being the lead singer and guitarist for the band Metallica.

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  • 9.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.29

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 70

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, James Hetfield ranks 145 out of 2,662Before him are Lionel Richie, Dizzy Gillespie, Ike Turner, Ian Stewart, Ritchie Valens, and Hans von Bülow. After him are Malcolm Young, Nick Mason, Thelonious Monk, Tony Iommi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Arnaut Daniel.

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Among people born in 1963, James Hetfield ranks 16Before him are Viktor Orbán, Ronald Koeman, Sergey Bubka, Till Lindemann, Donnie Yen, and Mohammed VI of Morocco. After him are Thomas Anders, Peter Schmeichel, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Eros Ramazzotti, Rick Rubin, and James May.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Hetfield ranks 851 out of 18,182Before him are Lillian Gish (1893), Ritchie Valens (1941), Jayne Mansfield (1933), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), Britney Spears (1981), and Mary Higgins Clark (1927). After him are John Lee Hooker (1917), Paul Allen (1953), Samuel Barber (1910), Alan Arkin (1934), Bill Bixby (1934), and John J. Pershing (1860).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, James Hetfield ranks 43Before him are Ray Manzarek (1939), Ice-T (1958), Lionel Richie (1949), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Ike Turner (1931), and Ritchie Valens (1941). After him are Thelonious Monk (1917), Stan Getz (1927), Don Cherry (1936), Dave Brubeck (1920), Cyndi Lauper (1953), and Willie Nelson (1933).