Van McCoy

1940 - 1979

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Van Allen Clinton McCoy (January 6, 1940 – July 6, 1979) was an American musician, record producer, arranger, songwriter, singer and orchestra conductor. He is known for his 1975 internationally successful song "The Hustle". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Van McCoy has received more than 446,587 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Van McCoy is the 1,125th most popular singer (down from 1,097th in 2019), the 6,072nd most popular biography from United States (down from 6,066th in 2019) and the 309th most popular Singer.

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  • 450k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.45

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Van McCoy ranks 1,125 out of 3,528Before him are Anneliese Rothenberger, Marko Perković, Tatevik Sazandaryan, Emina Jahović, Cheo Feliciano, and Bobby Womack. After him are Max Lorenz, Miguel Fleta, Michèle Torr, Simón Díaz, Grigory Leps, and Peter Sinfield.

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Among people born in 1940, Van McCoy ranks 333Before him are Jacques Higelin, Silvester Takač, José de Anchieta Fontana, Wolf Kahler, Alain Calmat, and Fakhruddin Ahmed. After him are George Ritzer, Alex Trebek, Barry Corbin, Franco Bitossi, Jurandir de Freitas, and Apolo Nsibambi. Among people deceased in 1979, Van McCoy ranks 172Before him are Henri Anspach, Jan de Klerk, Sigrid Fick, Michael Wilding, Tommaso Landolfi, and Mohamed Akid. After him are Walther Müller, Juan Arremón, Nikolai Tikhonov, Antonio María Barbieri, Maurizio Arena, and István Bibó.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Van McCoy ranks 6,072 out of 18,182Before him are Patti LuPone (1949), Bobby Womack (1944), Shemp Howard (1895), Kevin Dunn (1956), Nancy Carroll (1903), and Christopher McDonald (1955). After him are Laura Hope Crews (1879), Henry Thomas (1971), Candy Barr (1935), Jon Lovitz (1957), Freddie Spencer (1961), and Harold Agnew (1921).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Van McCoy ranks 309Before him are Koko Taylor (1928), Jonathan Davis (1971), Rosa Ponselle (1897), Abbey Lincoln (1930), Jakob Dylan (1969), and Bobby Womack (1944). After him are Kenny Dorham (1924), Beth Hart (1972), Bob Hite (1943), Thomas Hampson (1955), Steve Porcaro (1957), and Mandy Moore (1984).