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Michael Jackson

1958 - 2009

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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist. Known as the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. During his four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Jackson has received more than 78,943,889 page views. His biography is available in 247 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 237 in 2019). Michael Jackson is the 3rd most popular musician (up from 6th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from United States (up from 29th in 2019) and the most popular American Musician.

Michael Jackson is most famous for being an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He was the lead singer of the Jackson 5, and was known as the "King of Pop."

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  • 79M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 82.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 247

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Michael Jackson ranks 3 out of 2,662Before him are Freddie Mercury and Bob Marley. After him are Niccolò Paganini, Franz Liszt, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, and Clara Schumann.

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Among people born in 1958, Michael Jackson ranks 1After him are Madonna, Ursula von der Leyen, Olaf Scholz, Alec Baldwin, Andrea Bocelli, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Tim Burton, Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, and Sharon Stone. Among people deceased in 2009, Michael Jackson ranks 1After him are Patrick Swayze, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Kim Dae-jung, Paul Samuelson, Pina Bausch, Roh Moo-hyun, David Carradine, Aage Bohr, Maurice Jarre, Millvina Dean, and Farrah Fawcett.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Jackson ranks 24 out of 18,182Before him are John F. Kennedy (1917), Elvis Presley (1935), Bruce Lee (1940), James K. Polk (1795), Hillary Clinton (1947), and Ronald Reagan (1911). After him are Ernest Hemingway (1899), Joe Biden (1942), George Washington (1732), Walt Disney (1901), Aretha Franklin (1942), and Martin Scorsese (1942).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Michael Jackson ranks 1After him are Louis Armstrong (1901), Bob Dylan (1941), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Madonna (1958), Ray Charles (1930), Scatman John (1942), Miles Davis (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), B.B. King (1925), and Brian Wilson (1942).

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