Marvin Gaye

1939 - 1984

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, earning him the nicknames "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul". Gaye's Motown hits include "Ain't That Peculiar", "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marvin Gaye has received more than 11,113,823 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 46th most popular singer.

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  • 68.31

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  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.56

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  • 4.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Marvin Gaye ranks 46 out of 3,001Before him are Amanda Lear, Joe Cocker, Joe Dassin, Aretha Franklin, Mireille Mathieu, and Ozzy Osbourne. After him are Kurt Cobain, Rod Stewart, Glen Campbell, Agnetha Fältskog, Constanze Mozart, and Sarah Vaughan.

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Among people born in 1939, Marvin Gaye ranks 12Before him are Amos Oz, Lee Harvey Oswald, Reuven Rivlin, Stanislav Petrov, Gro Harlem Brundtland, and Amanda Lear. After him are Ralph Lauren, Harvey Keitel, Jackie Stewart, Giovanni Trapattoni, Peter Grünberg, and Margaret Atwood. Among people deceased in 1984, Marvin Gaye ranks 11Before him are Paul Dirac, François Truffaut, Johnny Weissmuller, Mikhail Sholokhov, Ed Gein, and Ray Kroc. After him are Martin Niemöller, Truman Capote, Tigran Petrosian, Julio Cortázar, Alfred Kastler, and Anna Anderson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Marvin Gaye ranks 288 out of 12,171Before him are Ray Kroc (1902), Napoleon Hill (1883), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Burt Lancaster (1913), Claude Shannon (1916), and Spencer Tracy (1900). After him are Paul Samuelson (1915), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Arthur Compton (1892), William Howard Taft (1857), Tim Cook (1960), and Andrew Johnson (1808).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Marvin Gaye ranks 19Before him are Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Whitney Houston (1963), Barry White (1944), Nina Simone (1933), Joe Dassin (1938), and Aretha Franklin (1942). After him are Kurt Cobain (1967), Glen Campbell (1936), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Billie Holiday (1915), Eminem (1972), and Florence Foster Jenkins (1868).