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Carlos Santana

1947 - Today

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Carlos Humberto Santana Barragán (Spanish: [.karlos sanˈtana] (listen); born July 20, 1947) is an American guitarist who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, which pioneered a fusion of Rock and roll and Latin American jazz. Its sound featured his melodic, blues-based lines set against Latin American and African rhythms played on percussion instruments not generally heard in rock, such as timbales and congas. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Santana has received more than 6,927,508 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Carlos Santana is the 66th most popular musician (down from 56th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Mexico and the most popular Mexican Musician.

Carlos Santana is a Mexican and American guitarist who has sold over 100 million albums, won 8 Grammy Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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  • 6.9M

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  • 67.80

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Carlos Santana ranks 66 out of 2,662Before him are Giorgio Moroder, Pablo Casals, Glenn Gould, Pablo de Sarasate, Chet Baker, and Django Reinhardt. After him are Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, André Rieu, Syd Barrett, Jon Lord, Amir Khusrow, and Cosima Wagner.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1947, Carlos Santana ranks 22Before him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, O. J. Simpson, Michael Porter, Takeshi Kitano, Paul Auster, and Tom Clancy. After him are Glenn Close, Iggy Pop, Salman Rushdie, Shirin Ebadi, Paco de Lucía, and Robert Kiyosaki.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Carlos Santana ranks 9 out of 585Before him are Diego Rivera (1886), Moctezuma II (1466), Geronimo (1829), Emiliano Zapata (1879), Carlos Slim (1940), and Pancho Villa (1878). After him are La Malinche (1502), Octavio Paz (1914), Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946), Cuauhtémoc (1495), Porfirio Díaz (1830), and Salma Hayek (1966).

Among MUSICIANS In Mexico

Among musicians born in Mexico, Carlos Santana ranks 1After him are Consuelo Velázquez (1916), Armando Manzanero (1935), José José (1948), Abraham Laboriel (1947), and Antonio Sánchez (1971).

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