Roy Acuff

1903 - 1992

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Roy Claxton Acuff (September 15, 1903 – November 23, 1992) was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter. Known as the "King of Country Music", Acuff is often credited with moving the genre from its early string band and "hoedown" format to the singer-based format that helped make it internationally successful. In 1952, Hank Williams told Ralph Gleason, "He's the biggest singer this music ever knew. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Acuff has received more than 1,225,472 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Roy Acuff is the 1,737th most popular singer (up from 1,843rd in 2019), the 9,242nd most popular biography from United States (up from 9,996th in 2019) and the 439th most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 44.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Roy Acuffs by language

Over the past year Roy Acuff has had the most page views in the with 127,748 views, followed by French (7,091), and German (4,480). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are French (403.98%), Swahili (382.69%), and Persian (207.33%)


Among singers, Roy Acuff ranks 1,737 out of 4,381Before him are Karol G, Paulo de Carvalho, António Calvário, Anita Skorgan, Sara Sadíqova, and Judee Sill. After him are Arsenie Todiraș, Ebru Gündeş, Charles Brown, Long John Baldry, Alan Jackson, and Steve Lawrence.

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Among people born in 1903, Roy Acuff ranks 323Before him are Franciska Gaal, Grethe Weiser, Kathryn McGuire, John Heysham Gibbon, Guy Simonds, and Alfredo Copello. After him are Fernand Jourdant, Raymond Flacher, Una Merkel, Daphne Akhurst, Tomoji Abe, and Béla Szepes. Among people deceased in 1992, Roy Acuff ranks 234Before him are August Hellemans, Sabiha Bengütaş, Josef Neckermann, László Szabados, Sven Delblanc, and Arthur Wint. After him are George Adams, Albert Agarunov, Sterling Holloway, László Rajcsányi, Bertalan Papp, and Robert Marshak.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Acuff ranks 9,242 out of 20,380Before him are Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787), Clyde King (1898), Peter Segal (1962), Steve Gaines (1949), Alex Hannum (1923), and DJ Qualls (1978). After him are Scott Caan (1976), John C. Pemberton (1814), Nikki Reed (1988), Joan D. Vinge (1948), Dan Haggerty (1942), and James Scott (1885).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Roy Acuff ranks 439Before him are Derrick Green (1971), Kim Deal (1961), Kid Rock (1971), Little Willie John (1937), Joyce DiDonato (1969), and Judee Sill (1944). After him are Charles Brown (1922), Alan Jackson (1958), Steve Lawrence (1935), Roberta Peters (1930), Wiz Khalifa (1987), and Taboo (1975).