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 2,297,786 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jimmy Somerville is the 660th most popular singer (down from 614th in 2019), the 2,198th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,047th in 2019) and the 78th most popular British Singer.

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  • 62.77

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  • 25

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  • 4.74

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  • 2.72

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Among singers, Jimmy Somerville ranks 660 out of 3,541Before him are Anne Sofie von Otter, Peret, Alexander Vertinsky, Heidi Brühl, Peng Liyuan, and Liam Payne. After him are Keith Flint, Julie London, Conchita Wurst, Rocío Jurado, Karl Davydov, and Angelo Branduardi.

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Among people born in 1961, Jimmy Somerville ranks 95Before him are Jonas Jonasson, Christopher Meloni, Joseph Kony, Liam Cunningham, Tom Sizemore, and Vince Neil. After him are Eric Allin Cornell, Dylan McDermott, Virginia Madsen, Vasily Ignatenko, Jackie Earle Haley, and Leyla Zana.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jimmy Somerville ranks 2,198 out of 6,924Before him are John Madden (1949), John Owen (1616), Charles Kingsley (1819), Rachel Roberts (1927), John Osborne (1929), and Liam Payne (1993). After him are Bob Anderson (1931), Keith Flint (1969), Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841), Rædwald of East Anglia (550), Ralph H. Fowler (1889), and Barbara Hepworth (1903).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Jimmy Somerville ranks 78Before him are Genesis P-Orridge (1950), Gary Brooker (1945), Christine McVie (1943), Sandie Shaw (1947), Adele (1988), and Liam Payne (1993). After him are Keith Flint (1969), Alfred Deller (1912), Alan Lancaster (1949), Peter Pears (1910), Paul Potts (1970), and Paul Young (1956).

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