The Most Famous

SINGERS from Argentina

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This page contains a list of the greatest Argentinean Singers. The pantheon dataset contains 4,381 Singers, 20 of which were born in Argentina. This makes Argentina the birth place of the 38th most number of Singers behind Serbia, and China.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Argentinean Singers of all time. This list of famous Argentinean Singers is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Argentinean Singers.

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1. Mercedes Sosa (1935 - 2009)

With an HPI of 64.78, Mercedes Sosa is the most famous Argentinean Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 50 different languages on wikipedia.

Haydée Mercedes "La Negra" Sosa (Latin American Spanish: [meɾˈseðes ˈsosa]; 9 July 1935 – 4 October 2009) was an Argentine singer who was popular throughout Latin America and many countries outside the region. With her roots in Argentine folk music, Sosa became one of the preeminent exponents of El nuevo cancionero. She gave voice to songs written by many Latin American songwriters. Her music made people hail her as the "voice of the voiceless ones". She was often called "the conscience of Latin America". Sosa performed in venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York City, the Théâtre Mogador in Paris, the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, as well as sold-out shows in New York's Carnegie Hall and the Roman Colosseum during her final decade of life. Her career spanned four decades and she was the recipient of six Latin Grammy awards (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011), including a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 and two posthumous Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album in 2009 and 2011. She won the Premio Gardel in 2000, the main musical award in Argentina. She served as an ambassador for UNICEF.

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2. Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908 - 1992)

With an HPI of 57.57, Atahualpa Yupanqui is the 2nd most famous Argentinean Singer.  His biography has been translated into 30 different languages.

Atahualpa Yupanqui (Spanish pronunciation: [ataˈwalpa ʝuˈpaŋki]; born Héctor Roberto Chavero Aramburu; 31 January 1908 – 23 May 1992) was an Argentine singer, songwriter, guitarist, and writer. He is considered one of the most important Argentine folk musicians of the 20th century. Yupanqui was born Héctor Roberto Chavero Aramburu in Pergamino (Buenos Aires Province), in the Argentine pampas, about 200 kilometers from Buenos Aires. His father was a mestizo of Quechua and Basque origins, while his mother was born in the Basque country. His family moved to the city of Tucumán in northwestern Argentina when he was nine. In a bow to two legendary Incan kings, he adopted the stage name Atahualpa Yupanqui. In his early years, Yupanqui traveled extensively through the northwest of Argentina and the Altiplano studying the indigenous cultures. He became politically active and joined the Communist Party of Argentina. In 1931, he took part in the failed Kennedy brothers uprising against the de facto government of José Félix Uriburu and in support of deposed president Hipólito Yrigoyen. After the uprising was defeated, he was forced to seek refuge in Uruguay. He returned to Argentina in 1934. In 1935, Yupanqui paid his first visit to Buenos Aires; his compositions were growing in popularity, and he was invited to perform on the radio. Shortly thereafter, he made the acquaintance of pianist Antonieta Paula Pepin Fitzpatrick, nicknamed "Nenette", who became his lifelong companion and musical collaborator under the pseudonym "Pablo Del Cerro". Because of his Communist Party affiliation (which lasted until 1952), his work suffered from censorship during Juan Perón's presidency. He was detained and incarcerated several times. Between 1944 and 1949, he was exiled in Uruguay. In 1944 he was hired by Samuel V. de León to perform in the city of Durazno for the benefit of students of the city, who had been collecting money to fundraise for the Misiones Socio Pedagógicas. To mark his first visit to the city he composed "A orillas del Yí", and dedicated it to Julio Martínez Oyanguren. In 1949, he travelled to Europe. Édith Piaf invited him to perform in Paris on 7 July 1950, and he soon signed a contract with Le Chant du Monde, the recording company that published his first LP in Europe, Minero Soy (I am a miner). This record won first prize for best foreign disc at an international folklore contest at the Académie Charles Cros, which had three hundred fifty participants from around the world. He subsequently toured extensively throughout Europe. In 1952, Yupanqui returned to Buenos Aires. He broke with the Communist Party, which made it easier for him to book radio performances. With Nenette, they constructed their house on Cerro Colorado (Córdoba). Recognition of Yupanqui's ethnographic work became widespread during the 1960s, and nueva canción artists such as Facundo Cabral, Mercedes Sosa and Jorge Cafrune recorded his compositions and made him popular among younger musicians, who referred to him as Don Ata. From 1963 to 1964, he toured Colombia, Japan, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, and Italy. In 1967, he toured Spain, and settled in Paris. He returned regularly to Argentina and appeared in Argentinísima II in 1973, but these visits became less frequent after Jorge Videla and his military dictatorship came to power in 1976. In February 1968, Yupanqui was named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture, in honor of his 18 years of work enriching the literature of the French nation. Some of his songs are included in the programs of institutes and schools where Castilian literature is taught. In 1985, the Argentinian Konex Foundation granted him the Diamond Konex Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Argentina, as the most important popular musician in the last decade in his country. In 1989, the University of Nanterre, France, commissioned Yupanqui to write the lyrics of a cantata to commemorate the bicentenary of the French Revolution. The piece, entitled "The Sacred Word" (Parole sacrée), was a tribute to oppressed peoples. Yupanqui died in Nîmes, France in 1992 at the age of 84; his remains were cremated and dispersed on his beloved Colorado Hill on 8 June 1992. Yupanqui's best-known compositions include: Piedra sola (1940) Aires indios (1943) Cerro Bayo (1953) Guitarra (1960) El canto del viento (1965) El payador perseguido (1972) La Capataza (1992) Hits Collection Yupanqui Atahualpa Basta Ya 2006 ¡Soy Libre! ¡Soy Bueno! (1968) On 31 January 2012, Google Doodle celebrated Atahualpa Yupanqui’s 104th Birthday. Profile of Atahualpa Yupanqui Muchas Gracias Atahualpa. Educational and cultural project promoting the work of Don Atahualpa Yupanqui. The site contains videos, songs, poetry, books, testimonials and awards. Quotes from his music. Official site – Fundacion Atahualpa Yupanqui Discography, books and other

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3. Facundo Cabral (1937 - 2011)

With an HPI of 55.55, Facundo Cabral is the 3rd most famous Argentinean Singer.  His biography has been translated into 33 different languages.

Facundo Cabral (born Rodolfo Enrique Cabral Camiñas; May 22, 1937 – July 9, 2011) was an Argentine singer and songwriter. He was best known as the composer of "No soy de aquí ni soy de allá" ("I'm not from here and not from there"), "Pobrecito mi Patron" ("My Poor Boss"), and many other compositions. His songs have been covered by multiple Spanish language performers such as Jorge Cafrune, Alberto Cortez, Juan Luis Guerra, and Joan Manuel Serrat. Cabral protested military dictatorships in Latin America through activism and art from the 1970s onward, and his music combined mysticism and spirituality with calls for social justice and equality. After touring the world, Cabral enjoyed popularity in his home country during the early 1980s, when Argentine radio demanded local content after the Falklands War. He was popular throughout Latin America in his lifetime and still enjoys a sizeable posthumous legacy throughout the continent. For his advocacy for peace through his work, Facundo Cabral was named a UNESCO Messenger of Peace in 1996.

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4. Sandro de América (1945 - 2010)

With an HPI of 51.77, Sandro de América is the 4th most famous Argentinean Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Roberto Sánchez-Ocampo (August 19, 1945 – January 4, 2010), better known by his stage names Sandro or Sandro de América, was an Argentine singer and actor. He is considered a pioneer of Argentine rock for being one of the first rock artists to sing in Spanish in Latin America. He edited 52 official records and sold eight million copies although other sources state that he sold over 10 million. Some of his most successful songs are "Dame fuego", "Rosa, Rosa", "Quiero llenarme de ti", "Penumbras", "Porque yo te amo", "Así", "Mi amigo el Puma", "Tengo", "Trigal", and "Una muchacha y una guitarra". The single "Rosa, Rosa" sold two million copies, being his most recognizable and famous song. Another of his hits, "Tengo" was given 15th place among the 100 best Argentine rock songs by both MTV and Rolling Stone magazine. In Latin America he was often compared to Elvis Presley at the height of his popularity. Sandro was also the first Latin American artist to sing at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden. In 2005, Sandro received the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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5. Luis Alberto Spinetta (1950 - 2012)

With an HPI of 51.33, Luis Alberto Spinetta is the 5th most famous Argentinean Singer.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Luis Alberto Spinetta (23 January 1950 – 8 February 2012), nicknamed "El Flaco" (Spanish for "skinny"), was an Argentine singer, guitarist, composer, writer and poet. One of the most influential rock musicians of Argentina, he is widely regarded as one of the founders of Argentine rock, which is considered as the first incarnation of Spanish-language rock. Born in Buenos Aires in the residential neighbourhood of Belgrano, he was the founder of iconic rock bands including Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible, Spinetta Jade, and Spinetta y Los Socios del Desierto. In Argentina January 23rd is celebrated as "Día Nacional del Músico" (National Musician's Day) in honor of Spinetta's birth. Spinetta devoted himself fully to his own music. In his lyrics, there are influences of multiple writers, poets and artists like Arthur Rimbaud, Vincent van Gogh, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Carlos Castañeda and Antonin Artaud, who has his name in the album Artaud. In December 2011 he announced that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. He died on 8 February 2012 at the age of 62. His ashes were scattered in Buenos Aires in the waters of the Río de la Plata, according to his last wish.

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6. León Gieco (b. 1951)

With an HPI of 47.20, León Gieco is the 6th most famous Argentinean Singer.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Raúl Alberto Antonio Gieco, better known as León Gieco (born on November 20, 1951, in Cañada Rosquín, Argentina) is an Argentine folk rock performer, composer and interpreter. He is known for mixing popular folkloric genres with Argentine rock, and lyrics with social and political connotations. This has led to him being called "The Argentine Bob Dylan". Leon Gieco was born into a family of Italian origin on November 20, 1951, in Santa Fe Province, Argentina. At 6 years old, Gieco traveled with his family from the field to the village center due to economic problems. At age 8, Gieco bought his first guitar on credit, and soon began playing music at local events with his father's band. Throughout his childhood, Gieco played with local bands such as a folkloric group called Los Nocheros (The Night Watchers) and Los Moscos (The Flies), a rock band that gained some popularity within Argentina. In 1965, Gieco traveled to Bolivia as an exchange student. He studied music and played guitar at local festivities. When Gieco turned 18, he went to Buenos Aires to become a full-time musician. There, he took guitar lessons from Gustavo Santaolalla, who introduced him to important people in the Buenos Aires musical community, such as Raúl Porchetto, Charly García, Nito Mestre, and María Rosa Yorio, future members along with Gieco of the Argentine supergroup, Porsuigieco. Gieco was given the opportunity to perform in the Buenos Aires Rock Festival in 1971, 1972, and 1973. In 1973, he recorded his first album, "Leon Gieco" ( it was recorded independently with Santaolalla). "En el País de la Libertad" ("In the Country of Freedom"), a hit from his album, demonstrated Gieco's concern for change in Argentina, his concern for social justice. In 1976 Gieco released El Fantasma de Canterville ("The Ghost of Canterville"). The record suffered a great deal of censorship from the military government forcing him to change the lyrics of 6 songs and remove 3 others altogether. Nevertheless, the record was a success, and he had concerts not only around Argentina, but also in other countries of South America. Two years later he released IV LP, with one of his most famous songs: "Sólo le pido a Dios" ("I only ask of God"). Due to the political situation in Argentina, Gieco was forced to move to the United States and Italy in 1978 for one year. In the US he lived with family friends in Los Angeles and Ann Arbor, Mi. While in Ann Arbor, he performed at the famous Art festival in the summer of 1978. On December 20, 1979, the Argentine Minister of Education announced the closing of the National University of Lujan in Buenos Aires. Gieco participated in a protest against the closing by singing "La Cultura es la Sonrisa". His lyrics say, "(Culture) only cries in a country where people can't choose it/it only cries its sadness if a minister closes a school..." In 1981 Gieco started a 3-year, 110,000-kilometre-long series of independent concerts all over Argentina, playing for a total of 420,000 people. He gathered material from the different places he visited during the tour, and recorded the first volume of De Ushuaia a La Quiaca ("From Ushuaia to La Quiaca" in Buenos Aires with various autochthonous musicians in 1985. The following De Ushuaia a La Quiaca 2 and De Ushuaia a La Quiaca 3 were recorded in a mobile studio in different locations of the country. In 1985, Gieco went to Moscow for the 12th "World Youth and Students' Festival" alongside Juan Carlos Baglietto and Litto Nebbia, representing Argentina. In 1986 and 1987, he held concerts in Germany with his friend Mercedes Sosa, including that of Berlin's Political Song Festival. Gieco returned to Argentina and performed free concerts, one for 40,000 spectators at the National Flag Memorial in Rosario, and the other for 35,000 people in Buenos Aires. At Boca Juniors' Stadium he had a concert with Pablo Milanés and Chico Buarque, and guest musicians Mercedes Sosa, Fito Páez, Nito Mestre, Juan Carlos Baglietto and Sixto Palavecino. At the end of the year he went on a world tour that included countries such as Mexico, Peru, Brasil, Sweden, Germany and Denmark. In 1988, Gieco performed in Germany and Austria. Back in Argentina he participated in the final concert of the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour at River Plate Stadium, with Charly García, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and others. After eight years of touring, Semillas del corazón ("Seeds of the heart") marked his return to the studio in 1989. That same year he performed at the Teatro Ópera in Buenos Aires with United States folk legend Pete Seeger. The following year, Seeger asked him to join a tour that took him to Washington, D.C., Boston and New York City. There he played with David Byrne, whom he had met in Buenos Aires shortly before. In 1992, he played with Milton Nascimento, Mercedes Sosa, Os Paralamas do Sucesso, Gilberto Gil and Rubén Rada at the inauguration of the Latin American Parliament in São Paulo. In 1997 he participated in the memorial concert for the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, with bands such as Divididos, La Renga, Los Piojos, and Attaque 77. Gieco began his most recent national tour for social justice, Mundo Alas, in 2007. Argentine musicians, dancers, singers, and painters, all with disabilities, performed alongside Gieco, expressing their unique talents and communicating with audiences. He gave these artists the opportunity to live out their dreams as he does. Gieco created a documentary from the road tour which was produced in March, 2009. The film features rock music, folk music, and tango, along with Gieco's original hits. During his stop in Buenos Aires on his 2013 Wrecking Ball World Tour, Bruce Springsteen filmed a video for a solo acoustic performance of "Sólo le Pido a Dios". León Gieco (1973) La Banda de los Caballos Cansados (1974) El fantasma de Canterville (1976) IV LP (1978) Siete años (1980) Pensar en nada (1981) Corazón americano / El gran concierto (1985) De Ushuaia a La Quiaca 1 (1985) De Ushuaia a La Quiaca 2 (1985) De Ushuaia a La Quiaca 3 (1985) Semillas del corazón (1989) Ayer y hoy (1989) Concierto en vivo con Pete Seeger (1990) Mensajes del alma (1992) Desenchufado (1994) Orozco (1997) En el país de la libertad (1999) De Ushuaia a La Quiaca 4 (1999) 40 obras fundamentales (2000) Bandidos rurales (2001) Por partida doble (2001) El vivo de León (2003) De Ushuaia a La Quiaca (re-edition) (2005) Por Favor, Perdón y Gracias (2005) El Vivo de Leon (2003) El Desembarco (2011) El Hombrecito del Mar (2022) Culture of Argentina Gieco's official page Biography (in Spanish) La Cultura es la Sonrisa on YouTube Mundo Alas Village Voice Becker, Elizabeth (December 2010). "THE MADRES DE PLAZA DE MAYO, AND LEÓN GIECO" (PDF). Master of Arts in History (in Spanish). Graduate College of Bowling Green. pp. 1–147. (link broken) "Leon Gieco". 1996–2011.

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7. Roberto Goyeneche (1926 - 1994)

With an HPI of 46.75, Roberto Goyeneche is the 7th most famous Argentinean Singer.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Roberto Goyeneche (January 29, 1926 in Saavedra, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires – August 27, 1994 in Buenos Aires) was an Argentine tango singer who epitomized the archetype of 1950s Buenos Aires' bohemian life, and became a living legend in the local music scene. Despite being of Basque descent, he was known as El Polaco ("the Pole") due to his light hair and thinness, like young Polish people of the time. He is identified with the neighborhood of Saavedra, where he grew up.

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8. Ricardo Montaner (b. 1957)

With an HPI of 46.73, Ricardo Montaner is the 8th most famous Argentinean Singer.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Héctor Eduardo Reglero Montaner (born 8 September 1957), better known as Ricardo Montaner (Spanish pronunciation: [riˈkaɾðo montaˈneɾ]), is an Argentine-born Venezuelan singer. Since starting his career in the late 1970s, he has released more than 24 albums, and many successful singles. He has sold an estimated 10 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling Latin music artists.

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9. Gilda (1961 - 1996)

With an HPI of 46.28, Gilda is the 9th most famous Argentinean Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Myriam Alejandra Bianchi (11 October 1961 – 7 September 1996), known by her stage name Gilda, was an Argentine cumbia singer and songwriter. Myriam Alejandra Bianchi was born on 11 October 1961 in Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires, and grew up in the neighbourhood of Villa Lugano. Her stage name was chosen in honour of the femme fatale character played by Rita Hayworth in Gilda, the eponymous film. Gilda started getting involved in music while organizing festivals at a Catholic school. After meeting musician and agent Juan Carlos "Toti" Giménez, Gilda became a backup singer, joining a band called La Barra and soon participated in a second band called Crema Americana. In 1993, Giménez convinced her to start a solo career, recording De corazón a corazón ("From heart to heart") after signing up to local label Magenta. The following year, La única ("The one and only") featuring the hit Corazón herido ("Broken Heart ") and La puerta ("The door") was released. In 1995, Pasito a pasito ("Step by step") was released, including the hit (and one of her most popular songs) No me arrepiento de este amor ("I don't regret this love"). On 7 September 1996 Gilda died in a tragic accident while touring the country to promote her last and most successful album, Corazón valiente ("Brave heart"). Gilda, along with her mother, her daughter, three of her musicians and the bus driver died when a truck crossed the highway median and struck her touring bus head-on on km 129 of National Route 12 (Argentina) in the Province of Entre Ríos, Argentina. Shortly after her death, Gilda was credited by her fans with achieving miracles and some even called her a saint. On her birthday, fans go to her shrine at the accident site and leave blue candles, flowers, gifts and other offerings. At the time of her death, Gilda was working on a new album, but only recorded five songs, which were included on the 1997 posthumous album called No es mi despedida ("Not my farewell"). The album included one of her most successful songs: "Se me ha perdido un corazón", two live songs and some songs of other tropical singers. Another album of unreleased material and demos called "Las alas del alma" was released in 1999. Among her best-known songs are Fuiste ("You were"), No me arrepiento de este amor and No es mi despedida. Some of her songs were re-edited after her death, most notably Attaque 77's version of No me arrepiento de este amor. 1992 – De corazón a corazón – Disgal S.A. 1993 – La única – Clan Music 1994 – Pasito a pasito con... Gilda (CD) – Clan music 1995 – Pasito a pasito con... Gilda (LP) – Santa Fe Records 1995 – Corazón valiente (Gold and Double Platinum album in Argentina) – es:Leader Music 1996 – Si hay alguien en tu vida – es:Magenta Discos 1997 – Entre el cielo y la tierra (posthumous) – Leader Music 1997 – 17 Grandes éxitos y remixes – Por siempre Gilda – Universal Music Group 1997 – Un sueño hecho realidad – Magenta Discos 1998 – Por siempre Gilda 2 – Grandes Exitos y Remixados – Universal Music Group 1999 – Cuando canta el corazón – Universal Music Group 1999 – Las alas del alma – Leader Music 1999 – Un sueño hecho realidad 2 – Temas inéditos – Magenta Discos 1999 – Gildance – Músicavisión 1999 – El álbum de oro – Universal Music Group 2000 – Desde el alma [Grandes éxitos] – Universal Music Group 2004 – Colección furia tropical – Warner Bros. Records 2005 – Colección de oro Vol 1 – Magenta Discos 2005 – Colección de oro Vol 2 – Magenta Discos 2006 – Megamix (24 Hits) – Leader Music 2007 – La única – Leader Music 2008 – La más grande – Magenta Discos 2011 – Un amor verdadero (DVD) – Leader Music 2011 – 20 grandes éxitos – Leader Music 2011 – No me arrepiento de este amor – Leader Music 2014 – Grandes éxitos – Magenta Discos In 2012 the Grupo Editorial Planeta published Gilda, la abanderada de la bailanta (her only authorized biography), by journalist Alejandro Margulis. In 2015 the play Gilda was inaugurated in Buenos Aires with Florencia Berthold in the lead role and directed by Iván Espeche. I'm Gilda, a biographical film about her life and career was released on 15 September 2016, the 20th anniversary of her death featuring Natalia Oreiro as Gilda as well as several musicians from her original band. Gilda, No Me Arrepiento de Este Amor at IMDb Gilda, No Me Arrepiento de Este Amor on Facebook Gilda at Find a Grave

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10. Andrés Calamaro (b. 1961)

With an HPI of 44.18, Andrés Calamaro is the 10th most famous Argentinean Singer.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Andrés Calamaro (August 22, 1961) is an Argentine musician, composer and Latin Grammy winner. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential rock artists in Spanish. He is also one of the most complete artists for his wide range of musical styles, including funk, reggae, ballads, boleros, tangos, jazz. His former band Los Rodríguez was a major success in Spain and throughout Latin America mainly during the 1990s. He is multi-instrumentalist and became one of the main icons of Argentine rock, selling over 1.3 million records to date. Andres Calamaro was born in Buenos Aires. At 17 years of age he participated as a guest in the recording of an album of the group Raíces, and shortly after he started his own band, the Elmer Band, with guitarist friend Gringui Herrera. This band had an underground hit, Tristeza de la Ciudad (City Blues). When Miguel Abuelo, leader of Los Abuelos de la Nada, returned to Argentina, he reunited the band and invited Calamaro to play keyboards. The band was a big success; Calamaro wrote some of their greatest hits, such as Sin gamulán, Mil horas and Costumbres argentinas. Before the dissolution of Los Abuelos de la Nada, Calamaro released his first solo album, Hotel Calamaro in 1984. A second album, Vida Cruel, recorded shortly after his separation from the band, was received warmly by the press but did not achieve commercial success. After a third album, Por Mirarte (1988), Calamaro started producing for bands such as Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Los Enanitos Verdes and soloists such as Fabiana Cantilo. Calamaro closed the 1980s with his own band, featuring old friends Gringui Herrera and Ariel Rot, who recently came back from Spain. The trio recorded the album Nadie sale vivo de aquí (No One Gets Out of Here Alive) in 1989 with a number of guest musicians, which obtained the nomination of Best Record of the Year. In 1990, Calamaro worked as a producer in Sandra Mihanovich and Celeste Carballo's album Mujer contra mujer. Due to the economic situation in Argentina, Calamaro and Rot settled in Spain, where they created the band Los Rodríguez with Julián Infante and Germán Villela on drums. The band didn't have a bass player, but Guillermo Martin, Candi Avello, and later Daniel Zamora accompanied the band in recordings and tours. Los Rodríguez released three successful studio albums: Buena Suerte (1991), Sin documentos (1993) and Palabras más, palabras menos (1995), as well as the live Disco Pirata (1992), and the compilation Hasta luego (1996). Sin documentos gave them international acclaim, with its mixture of Rock, Flamenco and Latin American rhythms. They toured Spain and Latin America, and entered the history of Rock in Spanish. Andrés Calamaro released Grabaciones Encontradas ("Found recordings" which in Spanish could also be understood as "Conflicting Recordings") while working with Los Rodríguez. After Palabras más, palabras menos, the band released a "Greatest Hits" album, which sold nicely, and then dissolved. In 1996, Calamaro performed "Cosas Que Me Ayudan A Olvidar (Things That Help Me To Forget)" for the AIDS benefit album Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin produced by the Red Hot Organization. In 1997 Calamaro recorded Alta suciedad (literally "High Filth," but also a pun "High Society"/"Alta Sociedad"), which sold over half a million copies and took him again touring around Latin America. Calamaro began composing song after song. In six months, he had over 100 songs ready to be released. Thirty seven of these found their way to his next album, Honestidad brutal. The album included hits such as: Te quiero igual, Paloma, Los aviones, Cuando te conocí and La parte de adelante. This double CD was created after the breakup with his girlfriend, which reflected in the songs. The album also contains a collaboration with Diego Maradona. In 2000, he recorded 103 songs in his five-CD album El Salmón. In the following years, Calamaro made many guest appearances in concerts and recordings. He posted unpublished songs from 2001-2002 for free download over the Internet, saying that "Music belongs to those who want to hear it; and to nobody else". He also made his home recordings available online. Due to the low quality of the recordings, and with permission of the author Camisetas Para Todos, a group of fans, re-mastered Calamaro's songs and made them available on their site. He also started Radio Salmón Vaticano, a virtual recording studio at his web site. In 2004 he released El Cantante (The Singer), an album with covers of Tangos and other Latin American rhythms, and a few of his web released songs. In 2005 he released El Regreso (The Return), a compilation of the live recordings from his appearance in the Luna Park Stadium earlier that year. The disc was presented on December 17 to an audience of 20,000 in the Obras Sanitarias Stadium, and was awarded with the 2006 Gardel Award for Rock album by Male Artist and Best Album Cover. Calamaro was awarded the Golden Gardel (main award). After that, he released Tinta Roja, a collection of classic Tangos as El día que me quieras, Como dos extraños or Sur. On November 20 of 2006 was released El Palacio de las Flores, recorded with Litto Nebbia and on September 11 of 2007, La Lengua Popular comes to light. In 2008 Raíces 30 Años followed with the band Raíces, and in 2009 Andrés, a solo-anthology of 6 CDs. In June 2010 he released his album "On The Rock", an album which returned to his more rock-oriented sound. The album became an instant hit as well as the first single "Los Divinos" a song about the passing of time. Los Abuelos de la Nada [The Grandparents of Nothingness] (1982) Vasos y Besos [Glasses and Kisses] (1983) Himno de mi Corazón [The Hymn of My Heart] (1984) En Directo desde el Ópera [Live Album] (1985) Buena Suerte (1991) Disco Pirata (1992) Sin Documentos (1993) Palabras más, Palabras menos (1995) Hasta Luego (1997) Hasta Luego (Collector CD/book) (2001) Para no olvidar (2001) Hotel Calamaro (1984) Vida Cruel (1985) Por Mirarte (1988) Nadie sale vivo de aquí (1989) Grabaciones Encontradas Vol. I (1993) Loco por Tí - Live in Ayacucho '88 (1994) Caballos Salvajes (1995) Grabaciones Encontradas Vol. II (1996) Alta Suciedad (1997) Las otras caras de Alta Suciedad (1998) Una Década Perdida (1998) Honestidad Brutal (1999) Alta Suciedad (Collector Series) (1999) El Salmón (2000) Duetos (2001) El Cantante (2004) El Regreso (2005) Tinta Roja (2006) Made in Argentina (DVD) (2006) El Palacio de las Flores (2006) La Lengua Popular (2007) Dos son Multitud (collaboration with Fito & Fitipaldis) (2008) Nada se Pierde (released by EFE EME magazine, with previous unpublished songs) (2009) On the Rock (2010) Bohemio (2013) Hijos del Pueblo (collaboration with Enrique Bunbury) (2015) Volumen 11 (2016) Cargar la Suerte (2018) Dios los Cría (2021) Andrés Calamaro Official Website Andrés Calamaro - Beyond Prolific Deepcamboya Andrés Calamaro Unofficial Website


Pantheon has 20 people classified as Argentinean singers born between 1908 and 2000. Of these 20, 13 (65.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living Argentinean singers include León Gieco, Ricardo Montaner, and Andrés Calamaro. The most famous deceased Argentinean singers include Mercedes Sosa, Atahualpa Yupanqui, and Facundo Cabral.

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