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Steven Patrick Morrissey ( MORR-iss-ee; born 22 May 1959), known mononymously as Morrissey, is an English singer and songwriter. He came to prominence as the frontman and lyricist of rock band the Smiths, who were active from 1982 to 1987. Since then, he has pursued a successful solo career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Morrissey has received more than 12,227,325 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Morrissey is the 77th most popular singer (up from 94th in 2019), the 331st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 450th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Singer.

Morrissey is most famous for being the lead singer of the rock band The Smiths.

Memorability Metrics

  • 12M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.51

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Morrissey ranks 77 out of 4,381Before him are Prince, Amália Rodrigues, Ian Gillan, Bonnie Tyler, The Notorious B.I.G., and Fairuz. After him are Diana Ross, Karel Gott, Anna Magdalena Bach, France Gall, Gwen Stefani, and Klaus Meine.

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Among people born in 1959, Morrissey ranks 6Before him are Carlo Ancelotti, Jon Fosse, Jens Stoltenberg, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, and Luc Besson. After him are Kevin Spacey, Klaus Iohannis, Emma Thompson, Val Kilmer, Evo Morales, and Alberto Fernández.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Morrissey ranks 331 out of 8,785Before him are Bonnie Tyler (1951), Alexander Selkirk (1676), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Robbie Coltrane (1950), Halford Mackinder (1861), and Graham Greene (1904). After him are William Hogarth (1697), John Galsworthy (1867), William Petty (1623), Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887), Norman Haworth (1883), and Margaret Tudor (1489).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Morrissey ranks 13Before him are Kate Bush (1958), George Michael (1963), Marianne Faithfull (1946), Rod Stewart (1945), Ian Gillan (1945), and Bonnie Tyler (1951). After him are Robert Plant (1948), Peter Gabriel (1950), Bruce Dickinson (1958), Annie Lennox (1954), Bryan Ferry (1945), and Chris Norman (1950).