Nina Simone

1933 - 2003

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Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), known professionally as Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist. Her music spanned a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. The sixth of eight children born to a poor family in Tryon, North Carolina, Simone initially aspired to be a concert pianist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nina Simone has received more than 10,114,793 page views. Her biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Nina Simone is the 39th most popular singer (up from 40th in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from United States (down from 234th in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Singer.

Nina Simone was a singer and songwriter from North Carolina who became famous for her jazz and blues music. She is most famous for her song "I Put a Spell on You."

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Among singers, Nina Simone ranks 39 out of 3,541Before her are Aretha Franklin, Serge Gainsbourg, Barry White, Nico, Andrea Bocelli, and Jacques Brel. After her are Amanda Lear, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Cocker, Mireille Mathieu, Phil Collins, and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Among people born in 1933, Nina Simone ranks 11Before her are Jean-Paul Belmondo, Yoko Ono, Michael Caine, Montserrat Caballé, James Brown, and Dalida. After her are Claudio Abbado, Lina Medina, Just Fontaine, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jalal Talabani, and Philip Roth. Among people deceased in 2003, Nina Simone ranks 11Before her are Idi Amin, Gregory Peck, Alija Izetbegović, Heydar Aliyev, Barry White, and Robert K. Merton. After her are Edward Teller, Edward Said, Ilya Prigogine, Robert Kardashian, Elia Kazan, and Maurice Gibb.

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Among people born in United States, Nina Simone ranks 248 out of 15,968Before her are Harvey Keitel (1939), Ava Gardner (1922), Leonard Bernstein (1918), Josephine Baker (1906), Lee Van Cleef (1925), and J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904). After her are Dick Cheney (1941), Buffalo Bill (1846), Shirley MacLaine (1934), Joseph Smith (1805), Oliver Hardy (1892), and O. Henry (1862).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Nina Simone ranks 17Before her are James Brown (1933), Barbra Streisand (1942), Patti Smith (1946), Whitney Houston (1963), Aretha Franklin (1942), and Barry White (1944). After her are Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Eminem (1972), Stevie Wonder (1950), Kurt Cobain (1967), Sarah Vaughan (1924), and Joe Dassin (1938).

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