Percy Sledge

1941 - 2015

Percy Sledge

Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1941 – 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 781,478 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 404th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 780k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Percy Sledge ranks 406 out of 3,001Before him are Arsen Dedić, Grethe Ingmann, Jon Anderson, Zeca Afonso, Denny Doherty, and Pinetop Perkins. After him are Noel Gallagher, Stevie Nicks, Umberto Tozzi, Viktor Tsoi, Alice Babs, and Violetta Villas.

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Among people born in 1941, Percy Sledge ranks 139Before him are Stacy Keach, Raúl Ruiz, Ghena Dimitrova, Umberto Bossi, Gorden Kaye, and Sergei Dovlatov. After him are Andrei Mironov, Rached Ghannouchi, George Smith, Suzanne Mubarak, Myron Scholes, and Kálmán Ihász. Among people deceased in 2015, Percy Sledge ranks 100Before him are Halldór Ásgrímsson, Judith Malina, Omar Karami, Philippe Honoré, Arsen Dedić, and Ieng Thirith. After him are Doris Hart, Shigeru Mizuki, John Guillermin, Kirk Kerkorian, Satoru Iwata, and Ernst Fuchs.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Percy Sledge ranks 2,347 out of 12,171Before him are Herbert Blumer (1900), Merian C. Cooper (1893), Pinetop Perkins (1913), John Hillerman (1932), Vera Farmiga (1973), and Sundance Kid (1867). After him are Heather Locklear (1961), George Huntington (1850), Stevie Nicks (1948), Pat Hingle (1924), Alice Walker (1944), and Robert Grant Aitken (1864).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Percy Sledge ranks 121Before him are Barry Manilow (1943), Bill Withers (1938), R. Kelly (1967), Lee Hazlewood (1929), Miley Cyrus (1992), and Pinetop Perkins (1913). After him are Stevie Nicks (1948), Dinah Washington (1924), Marc Anthony (1968), Roberta Flack (1937), Selena (1971), and Akon (1973).