Jessye Norman

1945 - 2019

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Jessye Mae Norman (September 15, 1945 – September 30, 2019) was an American opera singer and recitalist. She was able to perform dramatic soprano roles, but did not limit herself to that voice type. A commanding presence on operatic, concert and recital stages, Norman was associated with roles including Beethoven's Leonore, Wagner's Sieglinde and Kundry, Berlioz's Cassandre and Didon, and Bartók's Judith. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jessye Norman has received more than 1,265,411 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jessye Norman is the 384th most popular singer (down from 261st in 2019), the 2,167th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,707th in 2019) and the 118th most popular American Singer.

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  • 1.3M

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  • 57.32

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Jessye Norman has had the most page views in the with 120,889 views, followed by French (28,653), and German (22,526). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (269.92%), Afrikaans (72.65%), and Haitian (71.31%)


Among singers, Jessye Norman ranks 384 out of 4,381Before her are Ruslana, Pérez Prado, Jackie Jackson, Gazebo, Seal, and Ahmet Kaya. After her are Cissy Houston, Senesino, Denny Doherty, Malcolm McLaren, Jisoo, and Selena Gomez.

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Among people born in 1945, Jessye Norman ranks 143Before her are Gal Costa, Barbara Carrera, Junji Kawano, Robert Cialdini, Fusako Shigenobu, and Fernando Vérgez Alzaga. After her are Pirri, Eizo Yuguchi, Princess Michael of Kent, Raymond E. Feist, Adam Zagajewski, and Hans-Gert Pöttering. Among people deceased in 2019, Jessye Norman ranks 99Before her are Rafi Eitan, Mirjana Marković, Alasdair Gray, Robert Frank, Dušan Makavejev, and Ginger Baker. After her are Antoine Gizenga, Georgiy Daneliya, Stanley Donen, John Conyers, Branko Lustig, and Peter Mayhew.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jessye Norman ranks 2,167 out of 20,380Before her are Joe Pantoliano (1951), Ted Danson (1947), Ken Wilber (1949), Barry Seal (1939), Tony Levin (1946), and Vincent Schiavelli (1948). After her are Edgar Snow (1905), Alfred Vail (1807), Stefanie Powers (1942), Sofia Coppola (1971), Jack Warden (1920), and Charles Curtis (1860).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jessye Norman ranks 118Before her are Linda Ronstadt (1946), Toby Keith (1961), Steve Perry (1949), Ricky Nelson (1940), Bill Withers (1938), and Jackie Jackson (1951). After her are Cissy Houston (1933), Selena Gomez (1992), Brenda Lee (1944), Carly Simon (1945), Chris Brown (1989), and Eazy-E (1964).