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Kurt Cobain

1967 - 1994

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Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994) was an American musician who was the founder, lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter of the rock band Nirvana. Through his angst-fueled songwriting and anti-establishment persona, Cobain's compositions widened the thematic conventions of mainstream rock. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Cobain has received more than 28,689,016 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia. Kurt Cobain is the 57th most popular singer (down from 50th in 2019), the 378th most popular biography from United States (down from 343rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Singer.

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

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  • 29M

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  • 68.23

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 93

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kurt Cobain ranks 57 out of 3,528Before him are Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, George Michael, Phil Collins, 50 Cent, and Jennifer Lopez. After him are Sarah Vaughan, Stevie Wonder, Eminem, Carlos Gardel, Amália Rodrigues, and Rod Stewart.

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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, Mikheil Saakashvili, Jürgen Klopp, Kazuyoshi Miura, David Guetta, Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, and Kane. Among people deceased in 1994, Kurt Cobain ranks 15Before him are Eugène Ionesco, Linus Pauling, Ayrton Senna, Burt Lancaster, Andrei Chikatilo, and Giulietta Masina. After him are Léon Degrelle, Melina Mercouri, Antônio Carlos Jobim, John Wayne Gacy, Paul Feyerabend, and Mas Oyama.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kurt Cobain ranks 378 out of 18,182Before him are Charles Francis Richter (1900), Jay Leno (1950), Jennifer Lopez (1969), George Herbert Mead (1863), Dan Brown (1964), and Zachary Taylor (1784). After him are Dian Fossey (1932), David Carradine (1936), Kathy Bates (1948), Chet Baker (1929), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), and Kurt Russell (1951).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Kurt Cobain ranks 23Before him are Joe Dassin (1938), Nina Simone (1933), Billie Holiday (1915), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), 50 Cent (1975), and Jennifer Lopez (1969). After him are Sarah Vaughan (1924), Stevie Wonder (1950), Eminem (1972), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), Diana Ross (1944), and Glen Campbell (1936).