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Will Young

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William Robert Young (born 20 January 1979) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the ITV talent contest Pop Idol, making him the first winner of the worldwide Idol franchise. His double A-sided debut single "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" was released two weeks after the show's finale and became the fastest-selling debut single in the UK. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Will Young has received more than 2,444,220 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Will Young is the 3,349th most popular singer (down from 3,070th in 2019), the 6,551st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 5,906th in 2019) and the 299th most popular British Singer.

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  • 2.4M

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  • 28.92

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Will Young ranks 3,349 out of 3,528Before him are Samuel, Lidia Isac, Jurga Šeduikytė, Nana Kitade, Jeangu Macrooy, and Alex Florea. After him are Alex Clare, Anzhelina Shvachka, Paenda, Momoko Tsugunaga, Junjun, and Alice Phoebe Lou.

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Among people born in 1979, Will Young ranks 817Before him are Amy Davidson, Shamita Shetty, Aleksei Grishin, Nicolas Alnoudji, Laura Benanti, and Jake Tsakalidis. After him are Alla Tsuper, Nicolien Sauerbreij, Olesya Forsheva, Nik Wallenda, Josemi, and Håvard Klemetsen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Will Young ranks 6,551 out of 7,765Before him are Jack McConnell (1960), Andrew Johnson (1981), Omar Richards (1998), Owen Nolan (1972), Nell Hudson (1990), and Phil Brown (1959). After him are Zac Goldsmith (1975), Alex Clare (1985), Joey Jones (1955), Jordan Spence (1990), Danny Murphy (1977), and Greg Rutherford (1986).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Will Young ranks 299Before him are Oliver James (1980), Dizzee Rascal (1984), Louisa Johnson (1998), Ann Sophie (1990), Emeli Sandé (1987), and Gareth Gates (1984). After him are Alex Clare (1985), Connie Talbot (2000), Brian Kennedy (1966), Jem (1975), Jessie Ware (1984), and Andy Abraham (1964).

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