Michael Hutchence

1960 - 1997

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Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian singer, songwriter, and actor. He was the co-founder, lead singer, and lyricist of the rock band INXS from 1977 until his death in 1997. The band sold over 50 million records worldwide, making them one of Australia's highest selling music acts of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Hutchence has received more than 11,045,193 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Michael Hutchence is the 466th most popular musician (up from 504th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Australia (up from 65th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Australian Musician.

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  • 11M

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  • 56.33

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Michael Hutchence ranks 466 out of 3,175Before him are Rezső Seress, Vince Clarke, Salvatore Accardo, Jeff Lynne, Richie Sambora, and Alice Herz-Sommer. After him are Milton Nascimento, Bill Ward, James Ingram, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Matthias Jabs.

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Among people born in 1960, Michael Hutchence ranks 86Before him are Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Hiroshi Amano, Yannick Noah, Leos Carax, Vince Clarke, and Nicoletta Braschi. After him are Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, Samia Suluhu Hassan, Jürgen Schult, Gia Carangi, Melissa Leo, and Merlene Ottey. Among people deceased in 1997, Michael Hutchence ranks 89Before him are Samuel Fuller, Virgilio Barco Vargas, Hastings Banda, François Furet, Kunihiko Kodaira, and Giuseppe De Santis. After him are Kang Song-san, Andrés Rodríguez, Jacinto Quincoces, Chiang Wei-kuo, Martin Schwarzschild, and Allan Edwall.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Michael Hutchence ranks 61 out of 1,143Before him are Luís Vaz de Torres (1565), Rhonda Byrne (1945), Coral Buttsworth (1900), Thomas Keneally (1935), John Newcombe (1944), and Cassandra Harris (1948). After him are Ken Rosewall (1934), Annette Kellermann (1887), Nellie Melba (1861), David Hurley (1953), Harold Holt (1908), and Colin Burgess (1946).

Among MUSICIANS In Australia

Among musicians born in Australia, Michael Hutchence ranks 6Before him are Sia (1975), Lisa Gerrard (1961), Phil Rudd (1954), Nick Cave (1957), and Flea (1962). After him are Colin Burgess (1946), David Helfgott (1947), Mark Evans (1956), Daevid Allen (1938), John Williams (1941), and Tommy Emmanuel (1955).