Meat Loaf

1947 - 2022

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Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022), known professionally as Meat Loaf, was an American singer and actor known for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows. He is one of the best selling music artists in history. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy—Bat Out of Hell (1977), Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993), and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose (2006)—has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meat Loaf has received more than 18,039,944 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Meat Loaf is the 161st most popular singer (down from 91st in 2019), the 1,009th most popular biography from United States (down from 594th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Singer.

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  • 18M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Meat Loaf ranks 161 out of 4,381Before him are Drake, İbrahim Tatlıses, Tori Amos, Tony Bennett, Celia Cruz, and Mirella Freni. After him are Dua Lipa, Cass Elliot, Al Jarreau, Chris Rea, Chester Bennington, and Gianni Morandi.

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Among people born in 1947, Meat Loaf ranks 64Before him are Sheikh Hasina, Mykola Azarov, Jonathan Banks, Sofia Rotaru, Richard Dreyfuss, and Roy Hodgson. After him are Kevin Kline, Carles Rexach, Óscar Tabárez, Mohammad Najibullah, Gidon Kremer, and Yukio Hatoyama. Among people deceased in 2022, Meat Loaf ranks 51Before him are Ivica Osim, Jerry Lee Lewis, Issey Miyake, Angelo Badalamenti, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, and Louise Fletcher. After him are Antonio Inoki, Arata Isozaki, Valeri Polyakov, James Lovelock, Hardy Krüger, and Stanislav Shushkevich.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Meat Loaf ranks 1,009 out of 20,380Before him are Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), John Franklin Enders (1897), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), Louise Fletcher (1934), Mae West (1893), and Nettie Stevens (1861). After him are L. Ron Hubbard (1911), Phil Spector (1939), Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), Ed Wood (1924), Woody Harrelson (1961), and Mr. T (1952).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Meat Loaf ranks 53Before him are Nancy Sinatra (1940), Bing Crosby (1903), John Lee Hooker (1917), Billy Joel (1949), Tori Amos (1963), and Tony Bennett (1926). After him are Cass Elliot (1941), Al Jarreau (1940), Chester Bennington (1976), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Suzi Quatro (1950), and Tom Morello (1964).