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Jean Knight

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The Resume

    (January 26, 1943-November 22, 2023)
    Born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    Birth name is Jean Caliste
    Recorded 'Mr. Big Stuff,' 'You Think You're Hot Stuff,' 'Carry On,' 'Do Me,' 'You Got the Papers (but I Got the Man)' and 'My Toot Toot'

Why she might be annoying:

    She changed her name because she felt people would find it difficult to pronounce 'Caliste.'
    After her hit 'Mr. Big Stuff' came out she had a disagreement with Stax, her record company, and quit.
    She then bounced around from one small record label to another.
    She went 12 years between recording albums (1985-97).

Why she might not be annoying:

    When her career didn't take off for her in the 1960's, she had to take a job as a cafeteria worker at Loyola University to make ends meet.
    'Mr. Big Stuff' was a smash hit in 1971, topping Billboard's R&B Single's chart for five weeks and landing #2 on the pop side.
    The hit went double platinum and earned her a Grammy Award nomination.
    She performs in her 60's and did shows with Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor.

Credit: Scar Tactics

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 57 Votes: 29.82% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 26 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 28 Votes: 10.71% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 28 Votes: 46.43% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 24 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 36.67% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 35 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 83 Votes: 67.47% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 463 Votes: 45.79% Annoying