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Patti Smith

1946 - Today

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Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, poet, painter, and author who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.Called the "punk poet laureate", Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Her most widely known song, "Because the Night", co-written with Bruce Springsteen, reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978 and number five on UK charts. In 2005, Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patti Smith has received more than 9,309,904 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Patti Smith is the 36th most popular singer (down from 26th in 2019), the 224th most popular biography from United States (down from 178th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Singer.

Patti Smith is most famous for her book "Just Kids" which is a memoir of her early life with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

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  • 9.3M

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  • 70.93

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  • 55

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  • 8.66

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  • 2.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Patti Smith ranks 36 out of 3,528Before her are Brian Johnson, Whitney Houston, Barry White, Nana Mouskouri, James Brown, and Jacques Brel. After her are Plácido Domingo, Nico, Amanda Lear, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and Joe Dassin.

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Among people born in 1946, Patti Smith ranks 18Before her are Gianni Versace, Sonia Gandhi, David Lynch, Charlotte Rampling, Bon Scott, and George Best. After her are Tommy Lee Jones, Benny Andersson, Mireille Mathieu, Jane Birkin, Diane Keaton, and David Gilmour.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patti Smith ranks 224 out of 18,182Before her are Edwin McMillan (1907), Walt Whitman (1819), John Travolta (1954), Tim Cook (1960), Andrew Jackson (1767), and Robert Wadlow (1918). After her are Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Orson Welles (1915), Colonel Sanders (1890), Cameron Diaz (1972), and Michael Jordan (1963).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Patti Smith ranks 16Before her are Barbra Streisand (1942), Tupac Shakur (1971), Johnny Cash (1932), Whitney Houston (1963), Barry White (1944), and James Brown (1933). After her are Joe Dassin (1938), Nina Simone (1933), Billie Holiday (1915), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), 50 Cent (1975), and Jennifer Lopez (1969).