Percy Sledge

1941 - 2015

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Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1940 – April 14, 2015) was an American R&B, soul and gospel singer. He is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts in 1966. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Percy Sledge has received more than 933,492 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Percy Sledge is the 401st most popular singer (up from 406th in 2019), the 2,488th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,347th in 2019) and the 127th most popular American Singer.

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  • 39

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  • 3.87

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  • 4.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Percy Sledge ranks 401 out of 3,541Before him are Natalia Oreiro, Janet Jackson, Sabah, Seal, Googoosh, and Cecilia Bartoli. After him are Lill-Babs, Monica Zetterlund, Peppino di Capri, Senesino, Harry Nilsson, and Tracy Chapman.

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Among people born in 1941, Percy Sledge ranks 148Before him are Sergio Oliva, Rosa Maria Sardà, Andrei Mironov, Charles Whitman, Myron Scholes, and Robert D. Putnam. After him are Mirosław Hermaszewski, Nora Ephron, Harry Nilsson, Peter Bonetti, Barbara Brylska, and Captain Beefheart. Among people deceased in 2015, Percy Sledge ranks 101Before him are John Guillermin, Chantal Akerman, Geraldine McEwan, Magali Noël, Arsen Dedić, and Tadahiko Ueda. After him are Satoru Iwata, Jaakko Hintikka, Natalie Cole, Shigeru Mizuki, Judith Malina, and Eileen Essell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Percy Sledge ranks 2,488 out of 15,968Before him are Anne Sexton (1928), Joseph Stilwell (1883), Al Lettieri (1928), Debra Winger (1955), Andrew Cunanan (1969), and Laurie Holden (1969). After him are Angelo Dundee (1921), Erroll Garner (1923), Rob Reiner (1947), Edsel Ford (1893), Paul Michael Glaser (1943), and Christine Chubbuck (1944).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Percy Sledge ranks 127Before him are Chris Brown (1989), Pinetop Perkins (1913), Frankie Valli (1934), Lee Hazlewood (1929), Marc Anthony (1968), and Janet Jackson (1966). After him are Harry Nilsson (1941), Tracy Chapman (1964), Paul Robeson (1898), Billy Preston (1946), Natalie Cole (1950), and Taylor Swift (1989).