Jimmy Cliff

1948 - Today

Jimmy Cliff

James Chambers OM (born 1 April 1948), known professionally as Jimmy Cliff, is a Jamaican ska and reggae musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and actor. Along with Bunny Wailer he is one of only two living musicians to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts and sciences. Cliff is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as "Wonderful World, Beautiful People", "Many Rivers to Cross", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "The Harder They Come", "Reggae Night", and "Hakuna Matata", and his covers of Cat Stevens's "Wild World" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" from the film Cool Runnings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmy Cliff has received more than 1,222,172 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 317th most popular singer.

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  • 55.72

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Jimmy Cliff ranks 317 out of 3,001Before him are Tim Staffell, Henri Salvador, Seal, Busta Rhymes, Renata Scotto, and Conchita Wurst. After him are Gali Atari, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Alfredo Kraus, Mia Martini, Kirsten Flagstad, and Ornella Vanoni.

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Among people born in 1948, Jimmy Cliff ranks 85Before him are Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Ichirou Mizuki, Roger Williamson, Tim Staffell, István Sándorfi, and Don Airey. After him are Michel Suleiman, Christopher A. Pissarides, Randy Schekman, Johnny Ramone, Lars Lagerbäck, and Siim Kallas.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Jimmy Cliff ranks 8 out of 98Before him are Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), Stuart Hall (1932), and Marcus Garvey (1887). After him are Ben Johnson (1961), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Liz Mitchell (1952), Trevor Berbick (1954), Sean Paul (1973), and Desmond Dekker (1941).

Among SINGERS In Jamaica

Among singers born in Jamaica, Jimmy Cliff ranks 2Before him are Grace Jones (1948). After him are Liz Mitchell (1952), Max Romeo (1944), Burning Spear (1945), Shaggy (1968), Bunny Wailer (1947), Gregory Isaacs (1951), Ini Kamoze (1957), Ky-Mani Marley (1976), Capleton (1967), and Sizzla (1976).