Jo Stafford

1917 - 2008

Jo Stafford

Jo Elizabeth Stafford (November 12, 1917 – July 16, 2008) was an American traditional pop music singer and occasional actress, whose career spanned five decades from the late 1930s to the early 1980s. Admired for the purity of her voice, she originally underwent classical training to become an opera singer before following a career in popular music, and by 1955 had achieved more worldwide record sales than any other female artist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jo Stafford has received more than 580,503 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,182nd most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 580k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 43.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Jo Stafford ranks 1,187 out of 3,001Before her are Anne Murray, Duncan Laurence, Luz Casal, Yesung, Helmut Lotti, and Irina Allegrova. After her are Eagle-Eye Cherry, Damien Rice, Najwa Karam, Girija Devi, Barney McKenna, and Norman Greenbaum.

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Among people born in 1917, Jo Stafford ranks 193Before her are Bagrat Shinkuba, Joshua Nkomo, Robert Fano, Robert Lowell, Sidney Nolan, and Leonard Chess. After her are William H. McNeill, Betty Holberton, June Foray, Kusuo Kitamura, Richard Boone, and Helena Rasiowa. Among people deceased in 2008, Jo Stafford ranks 207Before her are Jerry Reed, Nunzio Gallo, Johnny Griffin, Frederick Seitz, René Harris, and Ollie Johnston. After her are Valentin Bubukin, John List, Gordon B. Hinckley, Elizabeth Spriggs, Randy Pausch, and Neal Hefti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jo Stafford ranks 6,103 out of 12,171Before her are Edward S. Holden (1846), Kagney Linn Karter (1987), John Carl Buechler (1952), Ron Silver (1946), Bud Luckey (1934), and Tim Blake Nelson (1964). After her are Joseph Mazzello (1983), Louis McLane (1786), Kerry Washington (1977), Henry Slocum (1862), Lori Petty (1963), and Steven Zaillian (1953).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jo Stafford ranks 320Before her are Jenni Rivera (1969), Kathleen Battle (1948), Kesha (1987), Wayne Newton (1942), Kim Gordon (1953), and Johnny Nash (1940). After her are Norman Greenbaum (1942), Lou Gramm (1950), Gil Scott-Heron (1949), Toni Basil (1943), Jaden Smith (1998), and Lindsey Stirling (1986).