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Shirley Bassey

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Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey (; born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer. Best known for her career longevity, powerful voice and recording the theme songs to three James Bond films, Bassey is widely regarded as one of the most popular vocalists in Britain.Born in Cardiff, Bassey began performing as a teenager in 1953. In 1959, she became the first Welsh person to gain a number-one single on the UK Singles Chart. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shirley Bassey has received more than 5,287,442 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Shirley Bassey is the 265th most popular singer (down from 217th in 2019), the 1,076th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 950th in 2019) and the 34th most popular British Singer.

Shirley Bassey is most famous for singing the theme song to the James Bond film Goldfinger.

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  • 5.3M

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  • 58.48

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  • 47

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  • 2.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Shirley Bassey ranks 265 out of 3,528Before her are Corry Brokken, Fabrizio De André, Mylène Farmer, Jessye Norman, Victoria de los Ángeles, and Christa Ludwig. After her are Sade, Jimmy Cliff, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Mahalia Jackson, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Cab Calloway.

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Among people born in 1937, Shirley Bassey ranks 80Before her are John Horton Conway, Cüneyt Arkın, Rafael Moneo, Yoshirō Mori, Thomas Nagel, and Maryse Condé. After her are Tony Burton, Tom Simpson, Billy Dee Williams, Boris Pugo, Keizō Obuchi, and Song Hye-rim.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Shirley Bassey ranks 1,076 out of 7,765Before her are A. J. Ayer (1910), William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520), Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (1868), Mary de Bohun (1369), Inigo Jones (1573), and Unity Mitford (1914). After her are Ricky Gervais (1961), Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Daniel Burley Woolfall (1852), Neil Gaiman (1960), William Smith (1769), and Stephen Hales (1677).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Shirley Bassey ranks 34Before her are Sarah Brightman (1960), Susan Boyle (1961), Robbie Williams (1974), Van Morrison (1945), Gary Brooker (1945), and Kim Wilde (1960). After her are Rod Evans (1947), Tim Staffell (1948), Peter Green (1946), Glenn Hughes (1951), Albert Hammond (1944), and Marc Bolan (1947).

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