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Kitty Wells

1919 - 2012

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Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a barrier for women in country music with her 1952 hit recording "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", which also made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts and turned her into the first female country superstar. “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” would also be her first of several pop crossover hits. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kitty Wells has received more than 839,667 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Kitty Wells is the 1,997th most popular singer (down from 1,805th in 2019), the 10,823rd most popular biography from United States (down from 9,950th in 2019) and the 567th most popular American Singer.

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  • 840k

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  • 40.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

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  • 1.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kitty Wells ranks 1,997 out of 3,528Before her are Oumou Sangaré, Melanie Martinez, Patricia Petibon, Roy Brown, Elsa Lunghini, and Leona Lewis. After her are Andriy Kuzmenko, Clyde McPhatter, Billy Bragg, Elvir Laković Laka, Yui, and Anita Skorgan.

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Among people born in 1919, Kitty Wells ranks 298Before her are Mary Midgley, Betty Garrett, Edward Brooke, Ernie Kovacs, Alexander Courage, and Alla Rakha. After her are Marga Petersen, Nellie Connally, Pauline Betz, Shirley Clarke, Jack McGrath, and Johnny Carey. Among people deceased in 2012, Kitty Wells ranks 407Before her are Homai Vyarawalla, Nicholas Katzenbach, Sheikh Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein, Andrew Sarris, Turhan Bey, and Joe Paterno. After her are Helen Gurley Brown, Arthur Jensen, Mehdi Hassan, John Arden, Frederica Sagor Maas, and Don Cornelius.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kitty Wells ranks 10,823 out of 18,182Before her are Joel Barlow (1754), Judy Sheindlin (1942), Damon Lindelof (1973), Jim Ryun (1947), Hap Sharp (1928), and John DiMaggio (1968). After her are Harry Blackmun (1908), J. Carrol Naish (1896), Robert Russell Bennett (1894), Jim Montgomery (1955), Hank Ballard (1927), and Arielle Kebbel (1985).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Kitty Wells ranks 567Before her are Jan Peerce (1904), Dave Williams (1972), Mary Costa (1930), Fred Schneider (1951), Melanie Martinez (1995), and Roy Brown (1925). After her are Clyde McPhatter (1932), Normani (1996), Chuck Billy (1962), Robert Merrill (1917), Brook Benton (1931), and Stacey Kent (1965).