Willie Nelson

1933 - Today

Willie Nelson

Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American musician, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willie Nelson has received more than 13,214,675 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 151st most popular musician.

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  • 61.69

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Willie Nelson ranks 151 out of 2,258Before him are Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Ludovico Einaudi, Herbie Hancock, Karl Thomas Mozart, and Frank Farian. After him are Tony Iommi, Itzhak Perlman, Caetano Veloso, Stan Getz, Nick Mason, and Dave Brubeck.

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Among people born in 1933, Willie Nelson ranks 53Before him are Gene Wilder, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Godfried Danneels, Gian Maria Volonté, Samora Machel, and John Gurdon. After him are Henryk Górecki, John Mayall, Elizabeth Montgomery, Joan Collins, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Edward de Bono.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Willie Nelson ranks 852 out of 12,171Before him are Danny DeVito (1944), Joseph McCarthy (1908), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Jackie Robinson (1919), and Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913). After him are Solomon Northup (1808), Ed O'Neill (1946), Richard E. Byrd (1888), Mel Ferrer (1917), Art Garfunkel (1941), and William Gibson (1948).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Willie Nelson ranks 48Before him are Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), Ice-T (1958), Pete Seeger (1919), Thelonious Monk (1917), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), and Herbie Hancock (1940). After him are Stan Getz (1927), Dave Brubeck (1920), J. J. Cale (1938), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Chris Isaak (1956), and Keith Jarrett (1945).