James Taylor

1948 - Today

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James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A six-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 3 single "Fire and Rain" and had his first No. 1 hit in 1971 with his recording of "You've Got a Friend", written by Carole King in the same year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Taylor has received more than 12,999,455 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). James Taylor is the 520th most popular musician (up from 654th in 2019), the 2,702nd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,385th in 2019) and the 147th most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 13M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, James Taylor ranks 520 out of 3,175Before him are Suzanne Vega, Igor Oistrakh, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Carlos Puebla, Bernie Taupin, and Jason Newsted. After him are Maurice White, Arthur Grumiaux, Grace Slick, Chris Martin, Verivery, and Wes Montgomery.

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Among people born in 1948, James Taylor ranks 172Before him are Bonnie Bedelia, Catherine Breillat, Jim Carter, Jimmy Choo, Gregor Gysi, and Séverine. After him are Jaya Bachchan, Perry King, John Ritter, Levan Tediashvili, Baldwin Lonsdale, and Mahamane Ousmane.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Taylor ranks 2,702 out of 20,380Before him are Kevin Federline (1978), Richard Holbrooke (1941), Peter Boyle (1935), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Jason Newsted (1963), and Sylvia Sidney (1910). After him are Richard Brooks (1912), Annie Oakley (1860), Taylor Hackford (1944), Mickey Cohen (1913), Elgin Baylor (1934), and Maurice White (1941).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, James Taylor ranks 147Before him are Pat Metheny (1954), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), Chad Smith (1961), Suzanne Vega (1959), Sonny Boy Williamson I (1914), and Jason Newsted (1963). After him are Maurice White (1941), Grace Slick (1939), Wes Montgomery (1923), Joey DeMaio (1954), Bobby McFerrin (1950), and Don Henley (1947).