Paul McCartney

1942 - Today

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Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and musician who gained worldwide fame with the Beatles, for whom he played bass guitar and shared primary songwriting and lead vocal duties with John Lennon. One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, McCartney is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing, versatile and wide tenor vocal range, and musical eclecticism, exploring genres ranging from pre–rock and roll pop to classical, ballads, and electronica. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul McCartney has received more than 38,863,525 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 119 in 2019). Paul McCartney is the 3rd most popular musician (up from 13th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 98th in 2019) and the most popular British Musician.

Paul McCartney is most famous for being a member of the Beatles, and for being a songwriter.

Memorability Metrics

  • 39M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 84.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 124

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Paul McCartneys by language

Over the past year Paul McCartney has had the most page views in the with 4,941,761 views, followed by Spanish (740,883), and Portuguese (425,149). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (1,307.25%), Simple English (160.28%), and Korean (158.47%)


Among musicians, Paul McCartney ranks 3 out of 3,175Before him are Michael Jackson, and Bob Marley. After him are Freddie Mercury, Franz Liszt, Niccolò Paganini, John Lennon, Clara Schumann, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Elton John, and Jimi Hendrix.

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Among people born in 1942, Paul McCartney ranks 2Before him is Muhammad Ali. After him are Martin Scorsese, Muammar Gaddafi, Joe Biden, Stephen Hawking, Aretha Franklin, Amitabh Bachchan, Eusébio, Hu Jintao, Harrison Ford, and Jimi Hendrix.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul McCartney ranks 14 out of 8,785Before him are Francis Bacon (1561), Elizabeth I of England (1533), John Locke (1632), Winston Churchill (1874), James Watt (1736), and Richard III of England (1452). After him are Anthony Hopkins (1937), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), Queen Victoria (1819), Stephen Hawking (1942), Richard I of England (1157), and Michael Faraday (1791).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Paul McCartney ranks 1After him are John Lennon (1940), Elton John (1947), George Harrison (1943), Jeff Beck (1944), Ringo Starr (1940), Bon Scott (1946), Mark Knopfler (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Brian May (1947), and Roger Waters (1943).