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Johnny Hallyday

1943 - 2017

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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 2,207,689 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Johnny Hallyday is the 70th most popular singer (up from 71st in 2019), the 549th most popular biography from France (up from 586th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Singer.

Johnny Hallyday is a French singer and actor who is most famous for his rock and roll music.

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Among singers, Johnny Hallyday ranks 70 out of 3,528Before him are Salvatore Adamo, Víctor Jara, The Notorious B.I.G., Ian Gillan, Klaus Meine, and Diana Ross. After him are Kate Bush, Marianne Faithfull, Karel Gott, Glen Campbell, Prince, and Bonnie Tyler.

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Among people born in 1943, Johnny Hallyday ranks 32Before him are Howard Gardner, Horst Köhler, Elena Ferrante, Salvatore Adamo, Raffaella Carrà, and Malcolm McDowell. After him are Jean-Jacques Annaud, David Cronenberg, Carlos Alberto Parreira, John Kerry, Richard Wright, and Jacques Attali. Among people deceased in 2017, Johnny Hallyday ranks 19Before him are Chuck Berry, Jalal Talabani, Hugh Hefner, John Hurt, Mireille Darc, and Manuel Noriega. After him are Glen Campbell, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Jerry Lewis, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Martin Landau, and Mário Soares.

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In France

Among people born in France, Johnny Hallyday ranks 549 out of 6,011Before him are Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), René of Anjou (1409), Carus (230), Niki de Saint Phalle (1930), Elisa Bonaparte (1777), and René Laennec (1781). After him are Maurice de Vlaminck (1876), Pérotin (1160), Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy (1383), Léon Walras (1834), Theuderic I (485), and René Guénon (1886).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Johnny Hallyday ranks 6Before him are Édith Piaf (1915), Charles Aznavour (1924), Serge Gainsbourg (1928), Mireille Mathieu (1946), and Carlos Gardel (1890). After him are France Gall (1947), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Françoise Hardy (1944), Maria Malibran (1808), Caterina Valente (1931), and Georges Brassens (1921).

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