Sharon Jones

1956 - 2016

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Sharon Lafaye Jones (May 4, 1956 – November 18, 2016) was an American soul and funk singer. She was the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, a soul and funk band based in Brooklyn, New York. Jones experienced breakthrough success relatively late in life, releasing her first record when she was 40 years old. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sharon Jones has received more than 592,348 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Sharon Jones is the 2,423rd most popular singer (down from 1,896th in 2019), the 13,142nd most popular biography from United States (down from 10,280th in 2019) and the 657th most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 590k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 39.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Sharon Jones by language

Over the past year Sharon Jones has had the most page views in the with 68,982 views, followed by French (5,482), and German (4,317). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (74.16%), Arabic (31.59%), and Vietnamese (27.47%)


Among singers, Sharon Jones ranks 2,423 out of 4,381Before her are Willy William, Anuel AA, Sido, Nanne Grönvall, Baek Ji-young, and Evridiki. After her are Kian Egan, Anne-Marie, Elnur Hüseynov, Kurtis Blow, Milan Stanković, and Angela Aki.

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Among people born in 1956, Sharon Jones ranks 629Before her are Alfredo Tena, Lubomír Zaorálek, Frank Stapleton, Bernard King, John Kapelos, and Vera Zozulya. After her are Fernando Clavijo, Luigi Negri, Patrick Besson, Randy Jackson, Reinhold Hintermaier, and Zhantoro Satybaldiyev. Among people deceased in 2016, Sharon Jones ranks 562Before her are Daniel Prodan, František Jakubec, Roger Cicero, Filipe Machado, Viktor Gavrikov, and Pavel Sheremet. After her are Bill Johnson, John Johnson, David S. Johnson, Bernie Worrell, Donald Henderson, and Mel Charles.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sharon Jones ranks 13,142 out of 20,380Before her are Gwen Lee (1904), Derek Mears (1972), Allen Lanier (1946), Bosley Crowther (1905), Ashley Scott (1977), and Richard M. Sherman (1928). After her are Janet Blair (1921), Hal Hartley (1959), Katrina Law (1985), Sean Faris (1982), Christopher Lawford (1955), and Randall Jarrell (1914).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sharon Jones ranks 657Before her are Amanda Lepore (1967), J Dilla (1974), Lil Jon (1971), Tim Armstrong (1965), Keely Smith (1928), and Brandy Norwood (1979). After her are Kurtis Blow (1959), Ray Price (1926), Jerry Nelson (1934), Peter Yarrow (1938), Levi Stubbs (1936), and Béla Fleck (1958).