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Willie Nelson

1933 - Today

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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 14,941,605 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Willie Nelson is the 156th most popular musician (down from 149th in 2019), the 914th most popular biography from United States (down from 852nd in 2019) and the 47th most popular American Musician.

Willie Nelson is most famous for his songwriting and singing career. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1962, and he has released over 60 albums.

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  • 53

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  • 2.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Willie Nelson ranks 156 out of 2,675Before him are Claudio Arrau, Cyndi Lauper, Keith Jarrett, James Hetfield, Chick Corea, and Vladimir Ashkenazy. After him are Stan Getz, Björk, Florian Schneider, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Luigi Tenco, and Oscar Peterson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1933, Willie Nelson ranks 51Before him are Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Joan Collins, Quincy Jones, Samora Machel, Bobby Robson, and Paul J. Crutzen. After him are Charles K. Kao, Antonio Negri, Henryk Górecki, Tomislav Ivić, Than Shwe, and Hisataka Okamoto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Willie Nelson ranks 914 out of 15,968Before him are Colin Powell (1937), Lynn Margulis (1938), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), George F. Kennan (1904), and Melvin Schwartz (1932). After him are Steve Martin (1945), Mark David Chapman (1955), Percy Spencer (1894), James Jones (1921), Lillian Gish (1893), and Karl Malden (1912).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Willie Nelson ranks 47Before him are Quincy Jones (1933), Don Cherry (1936), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Keith Jarrett (1945), James Hetfield (1963), and Chick Corea (1941). After him are Stan Getz (1927), Muddy Waters (1913), Thelonious Monk (1917), Bill Haley (1925), Chris Isaak (1956), and Lionel Richie (1949).

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