Minnie Riperton

1947 - 1979

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Minnie Julia Riperton Rudolph (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single "Lovin' You" and her five-octave coloratura soprano range. She is also widely known for her use of the whistle register and has been referred to by the media as the "queen 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 Lincoln Center. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Minnie Riperton has received more than 4,920,156 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Minnie Riperton is the 840th most popular singer (up from 893rd in 2019), the 4,714th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,753rd in 2019) and the 243rd most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Minnie Riperton ranks 840 out of 3,541Before her are Arash, Rita Coolidge, Shakin' Stevens, Jisoo, Halid Bešlić, and Elisabeth Schumann. After her are Kate Ryan, Carlos do Carmo, Katja Ebstein, Odetta, Valentina Tolkunova, and Paula Abdul.

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Among people born in 1947, Minnie Riperton ranks 299Before her are Bogdan Tanjević, Stephen Collins, Michael McKean, Mitsuo Tsukahara, Gunnar Hansen, and Alan Lee. After her are Harry Redknapp, Drew Gilpin Faust, Joseph Daul, Robert M. Parker Jr., Jimmy Bain, and Don Felder. Among people deceased in 1979, Minnie Riperton ranks 138Before her are Fulton J. Sheen, Grant Green, Ivar Johansson, Bernt Evensen, Amedeo Nazzari, and Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre. After her are Mahmoud Taleghani, Dirk Stikker, Marcel Jouhandeau, Heinz Erhardt, Joan Blondell, and Georgy Beriev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Minnie Riperton ranks 4,714 out of 15,968Before her are Max O. Lorenz (1876), Matt Bomer (1977), Ashley Benson (1989), Fay Bainter (1893), Michael Paré (1958), and Helen Stephens (1918). After her are John Draper (1943), Robert Keohane (1941), The Ultimate Warrior (1959), Robert Anderson (1805), John Agar (1921), and Phil Woods (1931).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Minnie Riperton ranks 243Before her are Phil Anselmo (1968), Dennis Frederiksen (1951), Lightnin' Hopkins (1912), Bill Medley (1940), Adam Lambert (1982), and Rita Coolidge (1945). After her are Odetta (1930), Paula Abdul (1962), Eric Johnson (1954), Dusty Hill (1949), Merle Haggard (1937), and Demi Lovato (1992).