Peter Gabriel

1950 - Today

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Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer, songwriter and human rights activist. He was the original lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving the band in 1975, he launched a solo career with "Solsbury Hill" as his first single. His fifth studio album, So (1986), is his best-selling release and is certified triple platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the US. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Gabriel has received more than 14,614,343 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Peter Gabriel is the 123rd most popular singer (down from 122nd in 2019), the 517th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 570th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Singer.

Peter Gabriel is most famous for being a singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known for his work with Genesis, but has also had a successful solo career.

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  • 15M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 64

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Peter Gabriel ranks 123 out of 4,381Before him are Laura Branigan, Constanze Mozart, Eros Ramazzotti, Mercedes Sosa, Kenny Rogers, and Gigliola Cinquetti. After him are Sylvie Vartan, Carmen Miranda, Lys Assia, Bruce Dickinson, Marvin Gaye, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.

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Among people born in 1950, Peter Gabriel ranks 26Before him are Gilles Villeneuve, Joe Hisaishi, Néstor Kirchner, Mithun Chakraborty, Richard Branson, and Zhang Yimou. After him are Ron Perlman, Richard Dean Anderson, Randy Quaid, William Hurt, William H. Macy, and Daniel Auteuil.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Gabriel ranks 517 out of 8,785Before him are Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), William Wilberforce (1759), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), Ælla of Northumbria (800), and Archer Martin (1910). After him are Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), Raymond Cattell (1905), Mike Oldfield (1953), John Hicks (1904), Richard Griffiths (1947), and William Kidd (1645).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Peter Gabriel ranks 15Before him are Marianne Faithfull (1946), Rod Stewart (1945), Ian Gillan (1945), Bonnie Tyler (1951), Morrissey (1959), and Robert Plant (1948). After him are Bruce Dickinson (1958), Annie Lennox (1954), Bryan Ferry (1945), Chris Norman (1950), Dua Lipa (1995), and Chris Rea (1951).