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Billie Holiday

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The Resume

    (April 7, 1915-July 17, 1959)
    Sang 'Lover Man,' 'Don't Explain,' 'Strange Fruit,' 'God Bless The Child,' 'My Man,' 'Billie's Blues,' 'Man I Love'
    Nicknamed 'Lady Day'

Why she might be annoying:

    She smoked.
    She spent eight months in prison for heroin possession.
    This prison term made it impossible to obtain a cabaret card, which was necessary to play at nightclubs.
    She died of a heroin overdose.
    She was arrested on her deathbed, as narcotics additions were a crime, not an illness, back in 1959.
    She died with just 70¢ to her name.
    She was also a regular user of alcohol, marijuana, and opium.
    She suffered from depression.
    She is said to have been born in 1912.
    Her mother was thirteen when she was born.
    She always avoided using her father as a guitarist.
    The origins of her career starting point have been disputed.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was raped in her Catholic reform school.
    She made the best out of the poor song quality given to her.
    Her image was put on a 29¢ US Postage stamp.
    Her death was quite tragic and had a sad ending.
    At ten, she was locked in a room with a dead body as punishment.
    She ranked #6 on VH1's Top 100 Women of Rock & Roll.

Credit: Eric Hartman

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 24 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 22 Votes: 40.91% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 74 Votes: 47.30% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 74 Votes: 44.59% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 48 Votes: 47.92% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 107 Votes: 46.73% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 21 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 76 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 1096 Votes: 47.99% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 251 Votes: 72.91% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 103 Votes: 60.19% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 45 Votes: 48.89% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 93 Votes: 49.46% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 101 Votes: 37.62% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 236 Votes: 44.07% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 317 Votes: 41.32% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 856 Votes: 42.76% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 608 Votes: 41.94% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1198 Votes: 42.49% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 704 Votes: 38.21% Annoying