Shakin' Stevens

1948 - Today

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Michael Barratt (born 4 March 1948), known professionally as Shakin' Stevens, is a Welsh singer and songwriter. He was the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s.His recording and performing career began in the late 1960s, although it was not until 1980 that his commercial success began. His most successful songs were nostalgia hits, evoking the sound of 1950s rock and roll and pop. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shakin' Stevens has received more than 2,170,760 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Shakin' Stevens is the 836th most popular singer (down from 739th in 2019), the 2,618th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 92nd most popular British Singer.

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  • 2.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.14

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Shakin' Stevens ranks 836 out of 3,541Before him are Serhat, Renaud, Emma Calvé, Adam Lambert, Arash, and Rita Coolidge. After him are Jisoo, Halid Bešlić, Elisabeth Schumann, Minnie Riperton, Kate Ryan, and Carlos do Carmo.

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Among people born in 1948, Shakin' Stevens ranks 261Before him are Berry Berenson, Philip Jackson, Robert Hübner, Todd Rundgren, Pascal Bruckner, and Jennifer O'Neill. After him are Susan Blakely, Gary Thain, Victor Skumin, Nate Archibald, Luis Galván, and Linda McMahon.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Shakin' Stevens ranks 2,618 out of 6,924Before him are Æthelthryth (636), Christopher Hogwood (1941), Henry Maitland Wilson (1881), Simon Callow (1949), Alan Lee (1947), and John Farey Sr. (1766). After him are Alfred Tysoe (1874), John Alcott (1930), Billy Meredith (1874), Veronica Cartwright (1949), John Bodkin Adams (1899), and William Shanks (1812).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Shakin' Stevens ranks 92Before him are Fish (1958), Graham Nash (1942), Blaze Bayley (1963), Dave Davies (1947), Elaine Paige (1948), and Midge Ure (1953). After him are Paul Weller (1958), Nicky Hopkins (1944), Ice MC (1965), Charli XCX (1992), Shane MacGowan (1957), and Harry Styles (1994).