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Jimmy Cliff

1948 - Today

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James Chambers, OM (born 30 July 1944), known professionally as Jimmy Cliff, is a Jamaican ska, rocksteady, reggae and soul musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and actor. He is the only living reggae musician 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 "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 2,822,945 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jimmy Cliff is the 266th most popular singer (up from 340th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Jamaica (up from 10th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Jamaican Singer.

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  • 37

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  • 4.54

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  • 3.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Jimmy Cliff ranks 266 out of 3,528Before him are Mylène Farmer, Jessye Norman, Victoria de los Ángeles, Christa Ludwig, Shirley Bassey, and Sade. After him are Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Mahalia Jackson, Kiri Te Kanawa, Cab Calloway, Axl Rose, and Rod Evans.

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Among people born in 1948, Jimmy Cliff ranks 87Before him are Pim Fortuyn, Chris de Burgh, Valentin Ceaușescu, Billy Crystal, Alan Parsons, and Radomir Antić. After him are Glenn Frey, Charles Taylor, Steven Chu, Johnny Ramone, Theo Jansen, and Tim Staffell.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Jimmy Cliff ranks 7 out of 168Before him are Bob Marley (1945), Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), and Stuart Hall (1932). After him are Marcus Garvey (1887), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Ben Johnson (1961), Liz Mitchell (1952), Trevor Berbick (1954), and Violet Brown (1900).

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), Bunny Wailer (1947), Shaggy (1968), Carl Douglas (1942), Burning Spear (1945), Gregory Isaacs (1951), Alton Ellis (1938), Errol Brown (1948), and Millie Small (1947).

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