Nick Cave

1957 - Today

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Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, writer and actor. Known for his baritone voice and for fronting the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Cave's music is characterised by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love, and violence. Born and raised in rural Victoria, Cave studied art in Melbourne before fronting the Birthday Party, one of the city's leading post-punk bands, in the late 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nick Cave has received more than 9,702,735 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Nick Cave is the 381st most popular musician (down from 279th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Australia (down from 40th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Australian Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 9.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.44

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Nick Cave ranks 381 out of 3,175Before him are Jermaine Jackson, Ornette Coleman, Alexander Siloti, Rocco Granata, Wilhelm Backhaus, and Artur Schnabel. After him are Christian Lorenz, Ginger Baker, Michael Schenker, Agustín Barrios, Baden Powell, and Tony Levin.

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Among people born in 1957, Nick Cave ranks 62Before him are Cesare Prandelli, Yoshihiko Noda, Georgi Parvanov, Dani Rodrik, Daniel Stern, and Mukesh Ambani. After him are Ahmet Kaya, Adrian Smith, Bamir Topi, Carrie Lam, Włodzimierz Smolarek, and Timothy Spall.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Nick Cave ranks 51 out of 1,143Before him are Eric Bana (1968), Jonathan Hyde (1948), Liam Hemsworth (1990), Judith Anderson (1897), George Miller (1945), and James Clavell (1921). After him are Flea (1962), Edward Cassidy (1924), Simon Baker (1969), Luís Vaz de Torres (1565), Rhonda Byrne (1945), and Coral Buttsworth (1900).

Among MUSICIANS In Australia

Among musicians born in Australia, Nick Cave ranks 4Before him are Sia (1975), Lisa Gerrard (1961), and Phil Rudd (1954). After him are Flea (1962), Michael Hutchence (1960), Colin Burgess (1946), David Helfgott (1947), Mark Evans (1956), Daevid Allen (1938), John Williams (1941), and Tommy Emmanuel (1955).