Minnie Riperton

1947 - 1979

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Minnie Julia Riperton Rudolph (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American soul singer and songwriter best known for her 1975 single "Lovin' You", her five-octave vocal range, and her use of the whistle register.Born in 1947, Riperton grew up in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. As a child, she studied music, drama and dance at Chicago's Abraham Lincoln Center. In her teen years, she sang lead vocals for the Chicago-based girl group the Gems. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Minnie Riperton has received more than 8,047,659 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Minnie Riperton is the 803rd most popular singer (up from 866th in 2019), the 4,277th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,868th in 2019) and the 215th most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 8.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 51.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Minnie Ripertons by language

Over the past year Minnie Riperton has had the most page views in the with 1,068,922 views, followed by Spanish (38,583), and Portuguese (35,099). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (606.27%), Galician (72.37%), and Persian (65.71%)


Among singers, Minnie Riperton ranks 803 out of 4,381Before her are Ljiljana Petrović, Carl Wilson, Eric Carmen, Fish, Julie London, and Rodoljub Roki Vulović. After her are Lill Lindfors, Ileana Cotrubaș, Arno, Lyudmila Zykina, Gregg Allman, and Hildegard Behrens.

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Among people born in 1947, Minnie Riperton ranks 311Before her are Jennifer Warnes, Andrew Blake, Frédéric Mitterrand, Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov, Mel Collins, and Christer Pettersson. After her are Gregg Allman, Billy Hayes, Rodney Williams, Sally Oldfield, Alfredo Cristiani, and Steven Holl. Among people deceased in 1979, Minnie Riperton ranks 130Before her are John Cromwell, Catherine Hessling, Antonio Caggiano, Aleksei Kapler, Evald Ilyenkov, and Pedro Arico Suárez. After her are Georges Florovsky, Paul Dessau, Amedeo Nazzari, Ethel Smith, Juana de Ibarbourou, and Dorothy Arzner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Minnie Riperton ranks 4,277 out of 20,380Before her are Roseanne Barr (1952), Julie London (1926), W. S. Van Dyke (1889), Fanny Crosby (1820), Burt Kennedy (1922), and Amber Lynn (1964). After her are J. J. Johnson (1924), Lesley Ann Warren (1946), Tony Todd (1954), Celeste Holm (1917), Tomas Arana (1955), and Victor Wong (1927).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Minnie Riperton ranks 215Before her are Big Sean (1988), George Clinton (1941), Jennifer Warnes (1947), Carl Wilson (1946), Eric Carmen (1949), and Julie London (1926). After her are Gregg Allman (1947), Patti LaBelle (1944), Little Walter (1930), Afrika Bambaataa (1957), Mort Shuman (1938), and Lobo (1943).