Marvin Gaye

1939 - 1984

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Marvin Pentz Gaye Jr. (né Gay; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter and musician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marvin Gaye has received more than 19,960,436 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Marvin Gaye is the 128th most popular singer (down from 114th in 2019), the 789th most popular biography from United States (down from 751st in 2019) and the 46th most popular American Singer.

Marvin Gaye is most famous for his music. He was a singer and songwriter who had many hit songs in the 1960s. He was also a successful Motown artist.

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  • 20M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 70

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Marvin Gayes by language

Over the past year Marvin Gaye has had the most page views in the with 2,423,219 views, followed by French (215,083), and Spanish (151,723). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ukrainian (533.33%), Eastern Punjabi (313.27%), and Esperanto (259.44%)


Among singers, Marvin Gaye ranks 128 out of 4,381Before him are Gigliola Cinquetti, Peter Gabriel, Sylvie Vartan, Carmen Miranda, Lys Assia, and Bruce Dickinson. After him are Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Nancy Sinatra, Thomas Anders, Grace Jones, Bing Crosby, and Annie Lennox.

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Among people born in 1939, Marvin Gaye ranks 37Before him are Aníbal Cavaco Silva, F. Murray Abraham, Clay Regazzoni, Ali MacGraw, Tzvetan Todorov, and Jorge Sampaio. After him are Paul Hogan, Jean-Marie Lehn, Mark Margolis, Ray Manzarek, Wes Craven, and Volker Schlöndorff. Among people deceased in 1984, Marvin Gaye ranks 27Before him are Sam Peckinpah, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Anna Anderson, Truman Capote, Oleg Antonov, and Pyotr Kapitsa. After him are Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Dmitry Ustinov, Stanley Milgram, Vicente Aleixandre, Philippe Ariès, and Viktor Shklovsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Marvin Gaye ranks 789 out of 20,380Before him are Robert Hofstadter (1915), Robert McNamara (1916), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Judith Butler (1956), Antony Blinken (1962), and Mark Hamill (1951). After him are Bill Russell (1934), Douglass North (1920), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), William Alfred Fowler (1911), George Eastman (1854), and John Goodman (1952).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Marvin Gaye ranks 46Before him are Glen Campbell (1936), Art Garfunkel (1941), Ariana Grande (1993), Dolly Parton (1946), Laura Branigan (1952), and Kenny Rogers (1938). After him are Nancy Sinatra (1940), Bing Crosby (1903), John Lee Hooker (1917), Billy Joel (1949), Tori Amos (1963), and Tony Bennett (1926).