Patti Smith

1946 - Today

Patti Smith

Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and poet 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 is "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen. It reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978 and number five in the U.K. 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 5,917,822 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 24th most popular singer.

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  • 5.9M

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  • 71.47

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  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.00

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Patti Smith ranks 24 out of 3,001Before her are Enrico Caruso, Adriano Celentano, Tupac Shakur, Plácido Domingo, James Brown, and Farinelli. After her are Jacques Brel, Barbra Streisand, Phil Collins, Cesária Évora, Andrea Bocelli, and Mick Jagger.

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Among people born in 1946, Patti Smith ranks 11Before her are Cher, George W. Bush, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Bill Clinton, Demis Roussos, and George Best. After her are Ted Bundy, Bon Scott, Gianni Versace, Alan Rickman, David Lynch, and Tommy Lee Jones.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patti Smith ranks 168 out of 12,171Before her are Brigham Young (1801), Henry David Thoreau (1817), John Travolta (1954), Gregory Peck (1916), Louis Sullivan (1856), and Johnny Depp (1963). After her are Ted Bundy (1946), Gloria Stuart (1910), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Richard Gere (1949), Buster Keaton (1895), and Rita Hayworth (1918).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Patti Smith ranks 11Before her are Tina Turner (1939), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Johnny Cash (1932), Tupac Shakur (1971), and James Brown (1933). After her are Barbra Streisand (1942), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Whitney Houston (1963), Barry White (1944), Nina Simone (1933), and Joe Dassin (1938).