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Jimmy Somerville

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James William Somerville (born 22 June 1961) is a Scottish pop singer and songwriter. He sang in the 1980s with the pop groups Bronski Beat and The Communards, and has also had a solo career. He is known in particular for his powerful and soulful countertenor/falsetto singing voice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmy Somerville has received more than 2,876,349 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Jimmy Somerville is the 530th most popular singer (up from 659th in 2019), the 1,838th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,197th in 2019) and the 64th most popular British Singer.

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  • 2.9M

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  • 53.70

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

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  • 4.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Jimmy Somerville ranks 530 out of 3,528Before him are Jean-Jacques Goldman, Isabelle Aubret, Limahl, Titta Ruffo, Lee Hazlewood, and Carlos Marín. After him are Asha Bhosle, Nino Ferrer, Nora Nova, Miley Cyrus, Alan Stivell, and Emmylou Harris.

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Among people born in 1961, Jimmy Somerville ranks 85Before him are The Edge, Guido Buchwald, Andy Fletcher, Eric Stoltz, Chad Smith, and Bonnie Hunt. After him are Ahmed Aboutaleb, Isiah Thomas, Jonas Jonasson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dylan McDermott, and Guido Westerwelle.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jimmy Somerville ranks 1,838 out of 7,765Before him are Limahl (1958), Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset (1499), Malcolm Arnold (1921), James Stirling (1692), Charles Joughin (1878), and Anne Lister (1791). After him are Raymond Williams (1921), Arthur Percival (1887), Arthur Phillip (1738), John Webster (1578), George Grenville (1712), and Ronald Colman (1891).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Jimmy Somerville ranks 64Before him are Rick Parfitt (1948), Keith Flint (1969), Sandie Shaw (1947), John Lydon (1956), Kathleen Ferrier (1912), and Limahl (1958). After him are Graham Nash (1942), Noel Gallagher (1967), Geri Halliwell (1972), James Blunt (1974), Neil Tennant (1954), and Adele (1988).

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