Johnny Hallyday

1943 - 2017

Johnny Hallyday

Jean-Philippe Léo Smet (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ filip leo smɛt]; 15 June 1943 – 5 December 2017), better known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday, was a French rock and roll and pop singer and actor, credited for having brought rock and roll to France.During a career spanning 57 years, he released 79 albums and sold more than 110 million records worldwide, mainly in the French-speaking world, making him one of the best-selling artists in the world. He had five diamond albums, 40 golden albums, 22 platinum albums and earned ten Victoires de la Musique. He sang an estimated 1,154 songs and performed 540 duets with 187 artists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Hallyday has received more than 1,700,061 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 73rd most popular singer.

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  • 62

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  • 3.94

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  • 5.13

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Among singers, Johnny Hallyday ranks 73 out of 3,001Before him are Stevie Wonder, Miriam Makeba, Anna Magdalena Bach, Jennifer Lopez, The Notorious B.I.G., and Paul Anka. After him are Shakira, Carlos Gardel, Jon Bon Jovi, Karel Gott, Kate Bush, and Klaus Meine.

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Among people born in 1943, Johnny Hallyday ranks 26Before him are Sadako Sasaki, Malcolm McDowell, Salvatore Adamo, Toto Cutugno, Joseph Stiglitz, and John Kerry. After him are Mohammad Khatami, Tarja Halonen, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Horst Köhler, Howard Gardner, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Among people deceased in 2017, Johnny Hallyday ranks 25Before him are Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Jerry Lewis, Mireille Darc, George A. Romero, and Mário Soares. After him are Hans Georg Dehmelt, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Martin Landau, Louise Hay, Simone Veil, and Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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In France

Among people born in France, Johnny Hallyday ranks 597 out of 4,109Before him are Jules Michelet (1798), Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France (1781), Jacques Monod (1910), Nicole Oresme (1323), and Ève Curie (1904). After him are Henri Barbusse (1873), Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Joseph Joffre (1852), Syagrius (430), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), and Carlos Gardel (1890).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Johnny Hallyday ranks 5Before him are Édith Piaf (1915), Charles Aznavour (1924), Serge Gainsbourg (1928), and Mireille Mathieu (1946). After him are Carlos Gardel (1890), France Gall (1947), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Françoise Hardy (1944), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Georges Brassens (1921), and Manu Chao (1961).

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