Michael Stipe

1960 - Today

Michael Stipe

John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of alternative rock band R.E.M. throughout its history. He is known for his distinctive vocal quality, poetic lyrics and unique stage presence. Possessing a distinctive voice, Stipe has been noted for the "mumbling" style of his early career. Since the mid 1980s, Stipe sings in "wailing, keening, arching vocal figures" that R.E.M. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Stipe has received more than 3,373,075 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 651st most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 51.10

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Michael Stipe ranks 651 out of 2,258Before him are András Schiff, Vinnie Vincent, Kid Ory, David A. Stewart, Nick Simper, and James Burton. After him are Alan Price, Ron McGovney, Diana Krall, Tim Buckley, Tommy Emmanuel, and Jenő Hubay.

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Among people born in 1960, Michael Stipe ranks 91Before him are Melissa Leo, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Hiroshi Amano, Mehmet Oz, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Julio César Romero. After him are RuPaul, Richard Ramirez, Anna-Maria Ravnopolska-Dean, Barham Salih, Takashi Miike, and Leos Carax.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Stipe ranks 3,146 out of 12,171Before him are Kamehameha IV (1834), Garret Hobart (1844), James Burton (1939), Richard F. Outcault (1863), Clancy Brown (1959), and Kristin Davis (1965). After him are Grote Reber (1911), Black Hawk (1767), Dyan Cannon (1937), Crawford Long (1815), Monica Potter (1971), and Billy Preston (1946).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Michael Stipe ranks 221Before him are Glenn Frey (1948), Hugh McDonald (1950), John Petrucci (1967), Vinnie Vincent (1952), Kid Ory (1886), and James Burton (1939). After him are Ron McGovney (1962), Tim Buckley (1947), Chad Smith (1961), Clarence Clemons (1942), James Taylor (1948), and Link Wray (1929).