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 395,057 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Sharon Jones is the 1,778th most popular singer (down from 1,664th in 2019), the 9,820th most popular biography from United States and the 524th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Sharon Jones ranks 1,778 out of 3,541Before her are Kizito Mihigo, M. Shadows, Roger Cicero, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Jill Johnson, and Alsou. After her are Lykke Li, Taylor Dayne, René Pape, Nicky Byrne, Bosson, and Han Geng.

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Among people born in 1956, Sharon Jones ranks 414Before her are Rebecca Harms, Terry Chimes, Ana Alicia, Marc Baecke, Miquel-Lluís Muntané, and Dwight Yoakam. After her are Nicolas Tiangaye, Jamie Dimon, Patricio Hernández, Eduard Nalbandyan, Maxime Verhagen, and Michael Cooper. Among people deceased in 2016, Sharon Jones ranks 426Before her are Tyrus Wong, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, Bertil Roos, Eddie Keizan, Donald E. Williams, and Roger Cicero. After her are Whitney Smith, Cléber Santana, Balram Jakhar, Noel Neill, Donald Henderson, and M. Balamuralikrishna.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sharon Jones ranks 9,820 out of 15,968Before her are Henry Heth (1825), Peyton Manning (1976), Russell Johnson (1924), Chester Morris (1901), Jennifer Taylor (1972), and Olivia Cole (1942). After her are Jill Kelly (1971), Cliff DeYoung (1945), Sam Bottoms (1955), Walt Davis (1931), Joel Goldsmith (1957), and Calvin Murphy (1948).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sharon Jones ranks 524Before her are Tommy Roe (1942), Tiffany Trump (1993), Romeo Santos (1981), Guy Mitchell (1927), Bobby Bare (1935), and M. Shadows (1981). After her are Taylor Dayne (1962), Ronnie Hawkins (1935), Brook Benton (1931), Jimmie Davis (1899), Anita Baker (1958), and Harry Connick Jr. (1967).

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