Sylvia Robinson

1935 - 2011

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Sylvia Robinson (née Vanderpool; May 29, 1935 – September 29, 2011) was an American singer, record producer, and record label executive. Robinson had two R&B chart toppers: as half of Mickey & Sylvia with the 1957 single "Love Is Strange", and her solo record "Pillow Talk" in 1973. She later became known for her work as founder and CEO of the hip hop label Sugar Hill Records.Robinson is credited as the driving force behind two landmark singles in the hip hop genre: "Rapper's Delight" (1979) by the Sugarhill Gang, and "The Message" (1982) by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sylvia Robinson has received more than 826,177 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Sylvia Robinson is the 1,902nd most popular musician (down from 1,795th in 2019).

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  • 830k

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  • 41.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Sylvia Robinson ranks 1,902 out of 2,662Before her are Mauro Maur, Sleepy John Estes, Sven Erik Kristiansen, Carlinhos Brown, Alva Noto, and Robert Levin. After her are Clarence White, Jeff Healey, Dhafer Youssef, Les Baxter, Jeff Ament, and Ara Malikian.

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Among people born in 1935, Sylvia Robinson ranks 419Before her are Egon Franke, Barbro Martinsson, Vasil Metodiev, Malcolm Bilson, Enzo Robotti, and Anaid Iplicjian. After her are Jim Hall, Rudi Hoffmann, Kazimierz Paździor, Dorothy Provine, Daniel Williams, and Carol Shields. Among people deceased in 2011, Sylvia Robinson ranks 381Before her are Pavol Demitra, Flemming Jørgensen, Dick King-Smith, Kurt Lundquist, Jet Harris, and Kjell Johansson. After her are Roger Gautier, Dietrich Stobbe, Betty Garrett, Günther Bechem, Jack Layton, and George Baker.

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