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Nicky Wire

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Nicholas Allen Jones (born 20 January 1969), known as Nicky Wire, is a Welsh musician and songwriter, best known as lyricist, bassist and secondary vocalist of the Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. Prior to the group, Wire studied politics at university: this would later influence his lyrical work. He was co-writer of the band's lyrics (alongside Richey Edwards) from 1989 to 1995, and has been the band's primary lyricist since 1995, following Edwards' disappearance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicky Wire has received more than 526,031 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicky Wire is the 3,518th most popular singer (down from 3,219th in 2019), the 6,723rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 6,050th in 2019) and the 312th most popular British Singer.

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  • 530k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 26.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Nicky Wire ranks 3,518 out of 3,528Before him are Kjetil Mørland, Beenie Man, Filipa Sousa, Ilinca Băcilă, Csézy, and Leonor Andrade. After him are Simon Mathew, Schoolboy Q, Sopho Gelovani, Kanako Momota, Na Hae-ryung, and Chris Daughtry.

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Among people born in 1969, Nicky Wire ranks 912Before him are Charlie Jane Anders, Carlos Llamosa, Takeshi Yonezawa, Kazuhiro Murata, Butch Walker, and Kate Higgins. After him are Shuta Sonoda, José Alves dos Santos Júnior, Mike Stulce, Masanori Kizawa, Michellie Jones, and Takeshi Urakami.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Nicky Wire ranks 6,723 out of 7,765Before him are Fraizer Campbell (1987), Neville (1986), Steven Tweed (1972), Anna Maxwell Martin (1977), Callum Wilson (1992), and Alex Dowsett (1988). After him are Drew Pearce (1976), Sam Johnstone (1993), Heather Oakes (1959), Joe Ledley (1987), Darren Clarke (1968), and Jamaal Lascelles (1993).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Nicky Wire ranks 312Before him are Nicki French (1964), Example (1982), Rachel Stevens (1978), Amelle Berrabah (1984), Jesy Nelson (1991), and Nadine Coyle (1985). After him are Sam Bailey (1977), Ryan Dolan (1985), Theo Hutchcraft (1986), Laura Marling (1990), Stormzy (1993), and Mike Skinner (1979).