Karen Carpenter

1950 - 1983

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Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer and drummer who with her elder brother Richard performed as the duo the Carpenters. With a distinctive three-octave contralto vocal range, she was praised by her peers as a great vocalist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karen Carpenter has received more than 11,262,374 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Karen Carpenter is the 368th most popular singer (up from 370th in 2019), the 2,288th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,114th in 2019) and the 119th most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Karen Carpenter ranks 368 out of 3,541Before her are Udo Dirkschneider, Joey Tempest, Facundo Cabral, André Claveau, Lisa Marie Presley, and Carlo Bergonzi. After her are Tino Rossi, Eazy-E, Agnes Baltsa, Manuel García, Rubén Blades, and Chris Brown.

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Among people born in 1950, Karen Carpenter ranks 83Before her are Eric Carr, Joe Perry, Corinne Cléry, John Candy, Hiroshi Kanazawa, and Bernie Taupin. After her are Lakshmi Mittal, Grigory Sokolov, Javier Clemente, Mithun Chakraborty, Chantal Akerman, and Neda Ukraden. Among people deceased in 1983, Karen Carpenter ranks 57Before her are Roy Sullivan, Shizo Kanakuri, Louison Bobet, Norma Shearer, László Budai, and Salo Flohr. After her are Tino Rossi, Carolyn Jones, Ross Macdonald, Marianne Brandt, Miguel Alemán Valdés, and Vladimir Gelfand.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Karen Carpenter ranks 2,288 out of 15,968Before her are Vic Morrow (1929), Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), George Wallace (1919), Ellen Barkin (1954), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), and Eddie Fisher (1928). After her are Ellison Onizuka (1946), Van Heflin (1908), Carolyn Jones (1930), Olympia Dukakis (1931), Eazy-E (1964), and John G. Thompson (1932).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Karen Carpenter ranks 119Before her are Roberta Flack (1937), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), Kim Carnes (1945), Mariah Carey (1969), Chubby Checker (1941), and Lisa Marie Presley (1968). After her are Eazy-E (1964), Chris Brown (1989), Pinetop Perkins (1913), Frankie Valli (1934), Lee Hazlewood (1929), and Marc Anthony (1968).