Rick James

1948 - 2004

Rick James

James Ambrose Johnson Jr. (February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004), better known by his stage name Rick James, was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, James began his musical career in his teen years. He was in various bands before entering the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rick James has received more than 5,333,200 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 906th most popular musician.

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  • 5.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Rick James ranks 909 out of 2,258Before him are Evgeny Kissin, Jack Nitzsche, Tuomas Holopainen, Chick Webb, Jim Croce, and Grover Washington Jr.. After him are Rita Lee, Billy Sheehan, Chaka Khan, Donald Byrd, Steven Wilson, and Andi Deris.

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Among people born in 1948, Rick James ranks 243Before him are Manuel Bento, Pietro Anastasi, Tony Ramos, Davíð Oddsson, Tommy Körberg, and David Albahari. After him are Akira Matsunaga, Claude Le Roy, Winfried Kretschmann, Luis Galván, Ray Clemence, and Josef Hickersberger. Among people deceased in 2004, Rick James ranks 145Before him are Orvar Bergmark, M. S. Subbulakshmi, Luis E. Miramontes, Ivan Hlinka, Howard Keel, and Bror Mellberg. After him are Delfín Benítez Cáceres, Ljubiša Spajić, Eugenio Garin, Gunder Hägg, Jacek Kuroń, and Oscar Heisserer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rick James ranks 4,351 out of 12,171Before him are Frederick Jackson Turner (1861), Valerie Perrine (1943), Jude Ciccolella (1947), Jim Croce (1943), Olive Thomas (1894), and Grover Washington Jr. (1943). After him are Abbey Lincoln (1930), Jimmy Durante (1893), Florence Harding (1860), Stephen F. Austin (1793), Zane Grey (1872), and Jerry Schatzberg (1927).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Rick James ranks 331Before him are Sterling Morrison (1942), Glenn Danzig (1955), Jack Nitzsche (1937), Chick Webb (1905), Jim Croce (1943), and Grover Washington Jr. (1943). After him are Billy Sheehan (1953), Chaka Khan (1953), Donald Byrd (1932), Harry James (1916), Joe Henderson (1937), and D'arcy Wretzky (1968).