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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. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.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 8,226,861 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). James Taylor is the 720th most popular musician (down from 659th in 2019), the 3,660th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,197th in 2019) and the 246th most popular American Musician.

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  • 62.96

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  • 35

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  • 1.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, James Taylor ranks 720 out of 2,675Before him are Arvīds Jansons, Neil Peart, Allan Holdsworth, Ron McGovney, Gary Burton, and Maynard Ferguson. After him are Kenny Clarke, Leon Fleisher, Dorival Caymmi, Mika, André Cluytens, and Ellis Marsalis Jr..

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1948, James Taylor ranks 196Before him are Gregor Gysi, Chris Squire, Emma Bonino, Dan Halutz, Tony Judt, and Eddie Jordan. After him are Volker Finke, Gian Piero Ventura, Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Michael Berryman, Lulu, and Rhea Perlman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Taylor ranks 3,660 out of 15,968Before him are Vernor Vinge (1944), Rhonda Fleming (1923), Anna Gunn (1968), "Weird Al" Yankovic (1959), Gary Burton (1943), and James Farentino (1938). After him are Kate Mulgrew (1955), Eugene Odum (1913), Marta Kauffman (1956), Tom Atkins (1935), Steve Cropper (1941), and Syd Field (1935).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, James Taylor ranks 246Before him are Jordan Rudess (1956), Gene Krupa (1909), Marcus Miller (1959), Sean Combs (1969), Ron McGovney (1962), and Gary Burton (1943). After him are Kenny Clarke (1914), Leon Fleisher (1928), Ellis Marsalis Jr. (1934), Stewart Copeland (1952), Oscar Hammerstein II (1895), and Richie Havens (1941).

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