Nina Simone

1933 - 2003

Nina Simone

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 8,331,610 page views. Her biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 39th most popular singer.

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  • 69.66

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  • 64

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Nina Simone ranks 39 out of 3,001Before her are Brian Johnson, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Nico, Barry White, and Nana Mouskouri. After her are Amanda Lear, Joe Cocker, Joe Dassin, Aretha Franklin, Mireille Mathieu, and Ozzy Osbourne.

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Among people born in 1933, Nina Simone ranks 12Before her are Roman Polanski, Yoko Ono, Montserrat Caballé, Michael Caine, James Brown, and Claudio Abbado. After her are Philip Roth, Lina Medina, Just Fontaine, Jalal Talabani, Francisco Gento, and Tinto Brass. Among people deceased in 2003, Nina Simone ranks 10Before her are Idi Amin, Charles Bronson, Alija Izetbegović, Gregory Peck, Heydar Aliyev, and Barry White. After her are Edward Teller, Robert K. Merton, Ilya Prigogine, Elia Kazan, Maurice Gibb, and Edward Said.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nina Simone ranks 234 out of 12,171Before her are Whitney Houston (1963), Josephine Baker (1906), Leonard Bernstein (1918), Barry White (1944), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), and Robert Duvall (1931). After her are Lee Van Cleef (1925), Gene Hackman (1930), Ava Gardner (1922), Arthur Miller (1915), J. Paul Getty (1892), and Pete Conrad (1930).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Nina Simone ranks 16Before her are James Brown (1933), Patti Smith (1946), Barbra Streisand (1942), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Whitney Houston (1963), and Barry White (1944). After her are Joe Dassin (1938), Aretha Franklin (1942), Marvin Gaye (1939), Kurt Cobain (1967), Glen Campbell (1936), and Sarah Vaughan (1924).