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Joni Mitchell

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Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian-American musician, producer, and painter. As one of the most influential singer-songwriters to emerge from the 1960s folk music circuit, Mitchell became known for her starkly personal lyrics and unconventional compositions which grew to incorporate pop and jazz elements. She has received many accolades, including ten Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joni Mitchell has received more than 13,657,914 page views. Her biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Joni Mitchell is the 171st most popular musician (up from 211th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Canada (up from 50th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Canadian Musician.

Joni Mitchell is most famous for her folk music, which she wrote and performed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She is also famous for her song "Big Yellow Taxi," which she wrote in 1970.

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  • 56

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  • 2.98

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  • 5.71

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Among musicians, Joni Mitchell ranks 171 out of 2,662Before her are Dave Brubeck, Björk, Cyndi Lauper, Brian Eno, Willie Nelson, and Herbie Hancock. After her are Nam June Paik, Gilberto Gil, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Keith Jarrett, Wilhelm Kempff, and Giya Kancheli.

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Among people born in 1943, Joni Mitchell ranks 62Before her are Hanna Schygulla, Mario Monti, Neale Donald Walsch, Mario Botta, Sam Shepard, and Antonio Tabucchi. After her are Jerry Bruckheimer, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, John Denver, Eduard Limonov, Esma Redžepova, and Vint Cerf.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Joni Mitchell ranks 38 out of 1,350Before her are Pierre Trudeau (1919), Howard Shore (1946), Henry Mintzberg (1939), Richard E. Taylor (1929), René Angélil (1942), and William Giauque (1895). After her are Paul Anka (1941), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Denis Villeneuve (1967), Mary Pickford (1892), Jim Peebles (1935), and Charles Brenton Huggins (1901).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Joni Mitchell ranks 4Before her are Leonard Cohen (1934), Glenn Gould (1932), and Neil Young (1945). After her are Oscar Peterson (1925), Avril Lavigne (1984), Loreena McKennitt (1957), David Foster (1949), Gil Evans (1912), Maynard Ferguson (1928), Neil Peart (1952), and Robbie Robertson (1943).

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