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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 1,245,127 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Percy Sledge is the 402nd most popular singer (down from 400th in 2019), the 2,469th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,487th in 2019) and the 127th most popular American Singer.

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  • 41

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  • 3.92

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  • 4.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Percy Sledge ranks 402 out of 3,528Before him are Neda Ukraden, Ahmet Kaya, Kirsten Flagstad, Lepa Brena, Zeynab Khanlarova, and Rosé. After him are Natalia Oreiro, Alexis Korner, Chubby Checker, Stromae, Fritz Wunderlich, and Ariana Grande.

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Among people born in 1941, Percy Sledge ranks 150Before him are Tom Fogerty, Michael Apted, Adrian Lyne, Nora Ephron, Infante Alfonso of Spain, and Alexander Gauland. After him are Peter Coyote, Paavo Lipponen, Chubby Checker, Eleni Karaindrou, David Hemmings, and Aldrich Ames. Among people deceased in 2015, Percy Sledge ranks 100Before him are Kenzo Ohashi, John Guillermin, Patrick Macnee, Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Mizuki, and Ieng Thirith. After him are Magali Noël, Tadahiko Ueda, Jaakko Hintikka, Adrian Frutiger, Jenő Buzánszky, and Aldo Ciccolini.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Percy Sledge ranks 2,469 out of 18,182Before him are Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921), Richard R. Schrock (1945), J. T. Walsh (1943), Robert Downey Sr. (1936), Chris Pine (1980), and Peter Diamond (1940). After him are Tina Aumont (1946), Dennis Wilson (1944), William M. Branham (1909), Philip Sheridan (1831), Barbara Bain (1931), and Katherine Heigl (1978).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Percy Sledge ranks 127Before him are Randy Newman (1943), Tracy Chapman (1964), Frankie Valli (1934), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Pinetop Perkins (1913), and Carl Perkins (1932). After him are Chubby Checker (1941), Ariana Grande (1993), Lana Del Rey (1985), Taylor Swift (1989), Don McLean (1945), and Janet Jackson (1966).