Kurt Cobain

1967 - 1994

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Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, artist and musician. He was the frontman of the rock band Nirvana, serving as the band's guitarist, lead vocalist, and primary songwriter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Cobain has received more than 24,299,549 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Kurt Cobain is the 50th most popular singer (down from 48th in 2019), the 343rd most popular biography from United States (down from 308th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Singer.

Kurt Cobain is most famous for being the lead singer and guitarist of the band Nirvana.

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  • 24M

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  • 75.99

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  • 93

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.00

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kurt Cobain ranks 50 out of 3,541Before him are Phil Collins, Ella Fitzgerald, Eminem, Agnetha Fältskog, Stevie Wonder, and Toto Cutugno. After him are Sarah Vaughan, Joe Dassin, Marvin Gaye, Albano Carrisi, Art Garfunkel, and Constanze Mozart.

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Among people born in 1967, Kurt Cobain ranks 3Before him are Vin Diesel and Jason Statham. After him are Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Roberto Baggio, Suman Pokhrel, Jürgen Klopp, David Guetta, Kane, Sung Jae-gi, and Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Among people deceased in 1994, Kurt Cobain ranks 14Before him are Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, Linus Pauling, Ayrton Senna, Andrei Chikatilo, and Burt Lancaster. After him are Giulietta Masina, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Mas Oyama, Léon Degrelle, Paul Feyerabend, and George Peppard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kurt Cobain ranks 343 out of 15,968Before him are Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Stevie Wonder (1950), Andrew Johnson (1808), David Carradine (1936), James A. Garfield (1831), and Jerry Lewis (1926). After him are Paul Auster (1947), Angelina Jolie (1975), Richard Bach (1936), Charlie Parker (1920), Mary Cassatt (1844), and Sarah Vaughan (1924).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Kurt Cobain ranks 21Before him are Aretha Franklin (1942), Barry White (1944), Nina Simone (1933), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Eminem (1972), and Stevie Wonder (1950). After him are Sarah Vaughan (1924), Joe Dassin (1938), Marvin Gaye (1939), Art Garfunkel (1941), Little Richard (1932), and Jennifer Lopez (1969).