The Edge

1961 - Today

The Edge

David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961), better known by his stage name the Edge (or simply Edge), is a British-born Irish musician and songwriter best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist of the rock band U2. A member of the group since its inception, he has recorded 14 studio albums with them as well as one solo record. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of The Edge has received more than 2,487,863 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 599th most popular musician.

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  • 2.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 51.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, The Edge ranks 599 out of 2,258Before him are Ray Brown, Horace Silver, Euronymous, Jim Hall, Mitch Mitchell, and Steve Howe. After him are Rudolf Kempe, Maceo Parker, T-Bone Walker, Jeff Lynne, Herb Alpert, and Xaver Scharwenka.

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Among people born in 1961, The Edge ranks 73Before him are Liam Cunningham, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Amr Diab, Lea Thompson, Moana Pozzi, and Jackie Earle Haley. After him are Jennifer Coolidge, Vince Neil, Ralph Macchio, Joan Chen, Jacky Cheung, and Ricky Gervais.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, The Edge ranks 1,799 out of 5,347Before him are George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608), Nehemiah Grew (1641), F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich (1782), Billy Connolly (1942), Mitch Mitchell (1947), and Steve Howe (1947). After him are Ian Paisley (1926), Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto (1751), Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (1984), Ernest William Brown (1866), Graham Bonnet (1947), and Charles Kay Ogden (1889).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, The Edge ranks 106Before him are Chas Chandler (1938), Robert Smith (1959), Rick Wakeman (1949), Dido (1971), Mitch Mitchell (1947), and Steve Howe (1947). After him are Jeff Lynne (1947), Bernie Taupin (1950), Mike Rutherford (1950), Phil Lynott (1949), David Knopfler (1952), and Bill Bruford (1949).