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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, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a 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 55,133,979 page views. His biography is available in 237 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 233 in 2019). Michael Jackson is the 6th most popular musician, the 29th most popular biography from United States (down from 27th 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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  • 55M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 85.73

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 237

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Michael Jackson ranks 6 out of 2,675Before him are Freddie Mercury, Bob Marley, Franz Liszt, John Lennon, and Niccolò Paganini. After him are Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Ringo Starr.

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Contemporaries

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Jackson ranks 29 out of 15,968Before him are Ronald Reagan (1911), Bruce Lee (1940), Martin Scorsese (1942), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Walt Disney (1901), and James K. Polk (1795). After him are Clint Eastwood (1930), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Charles Lindbergh (1902), Al Pacino (1940), Bill Gates (1955), and Cher (1946).

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), Chuck Berry (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), and B.B. King (1925).

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