Famous People

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday popular jazz standard "Summertime, was listed on the available pop charts at number 12, the first time the jazz standard charted under any artist.

"God Bless the Child" became Holiday's most popular and covered record. It reached number 25 on the charts in 1941 and was third in Billboard's songs of the year, selling over a million records. In 1976, the song was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Birth name Eleanora Fagan
Also known as Lady Day
Born April 7, 1915
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Origin Harlem, New York, U.S.
Died July 17, 1959 (aged 44)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Vocal jazz, jazz blues, torch songs, swing, blues, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer and songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1933–1959
Website www.billieholiday.com