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 1,928,588 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Johnny Hallyday is the 71st most popular singer (up from 74th in 2019), the 587th most popular biography from France (up from 596th 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 71 out of 3,541Before him are Rod Stewart, George Michael, 50 Cent, Anna Magdalena Bach, Ian Gillan, and Billie Holiday. After him are Florence Foster Jenkins, Karel Gott, Bonnie Tyler, Fairuz, Miriam Makeba, and Amália Rodrigues.

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Among people born in 1943, Johnny Hallyday ranks 26Before him are Sadako Sasaki, Albano Carrisi, Khalifa Haftar, Joseph Stiglitz, Malcolm McDowell, and Terrence Malick. After him are Richard Wright, Howard Gardner, Horst Köhler, Tarja Halonen, Jean-Jacques Annaud, and Carlos Alberto Parreira. Among people deceased in 2017, Johnny Hallyday ranks 22Before him are Manuel Noriega, Raymond Kopa, Glen Campbell, Zbigniew Brzezinski, George A. Romero, and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. After him are Mireille Darc, Martin Landau, Tzvetan Todorov, Louise Hay, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and Mário Soares.

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In France

Among people born in France, Johnny Hallyday ranks 587 out of 5,234Before him are Victor Grignard (1871), Louise Élisabeth of France (1727), Léon Walras (1834), Pierre Bonnard (1867), Auguste de Marmont (1774), and Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757). After him are Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Pope Nicholas II (990), Albert Lebrun (1871), Guy Debord (1931), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), and Élisabeth of France (1764).

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), Françoise Hardy (1944), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Maria Malibran (1808), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), and Charles Trenet (1913).

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