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Philip Bailey

1951 - Today

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Philip James Bailey (born May 8, 1951) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter and percussionist, best known as an early member and one of the two lead singers (along with group founder Maurice White) of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Noted for his four-octave vocal range and distinctive falsetto register, Bailey has won seven Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Bailey has received more than 2,107,943 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Philip Bailey is the 1,079th most popular singer (down from 1,070th in 2019), the 5,807th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,966th in 2019) and the 295th most popular American Singer.

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  • 2.1M

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  • 47.90

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Philip Bailey ranks 1,079 out of 3,528Before him are Mady Mesplé, Keith Urban, Yumi Matsutoya, Elisabeth Söderström, Sakis Rouvas, and Betty Curtis. After him are Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Lasse Mårtenson, Sotiria Bellou, and Claude Nougaro.

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Among people born in 1951, Philip Bailey ranks 271Before him are John Gray, Dave Benton, Shigefumi Mori, Leonid Tibilov, Marijan Beneš, and Sanja Ilić. After him are Ramón Puerta, Pier Luigi Bersani, Rosa Montero, Matti Pellonpää, Pamela Bellwood, and Dale Earnhardt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Bailey ranks 5,807 out of 18,182Before him are Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826), Lexington Steele (1969), MacKenzie Scott (1970), Forest Ray Moulton (1872), Robert Z'Dar (1950), and Roman Reigns (1985). After him are Chris Farley (1964), Maclyn McCarty (1911), Shawn Michaels (1965), John Tate (1925), Bob Falkenburg (1926), and Ray Romano (1957).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Philip Bailey ranks 295Before him are Roger McGuinn (1942), Florence Ballard (1943), Odetta (1930), Roy Eldridge (1911), Xzibit (1974), and Terence Trent D'Arby (1962). After him are Mary J. Blige (1971), Lou Rawls (1933), Willie Colón (1950), Lil Peep (1996), Jon Brion (1963), and Yvonne Elliman (1951).