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 'n' 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 6,011,797 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Carlos Santana is the 56th most popular musician (up from 71st 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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  • 6.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 75.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.88

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Carlos Santana ranks 56 out of 2,675Before him are Paul Simon, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Charlie Parker, and Brian Jones. After him are Mstislav Rostropovich, Robert Johnson, Pablo Casals, Syd Barrett, Glenn Gould, and Pablo de Sarasate.

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Among people born in 1947, Carlos Santana ranks 15Before him are Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, James Hunt, O. J. Simpson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Paul Auster. After him are Florentino Pérez, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Iggy Pop, Tom Clancy, Robert Kiyosaki, and Shirin Ebadi.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Carlos Santana ranks 9 out of 487Before him are Diego Rivera (1886), Moctezuma II (1466), Geronimo (1829), Carlos Slim (1940), Emiliano Zapata (1879), and Pancho Villa (1878). After him are La Malinche (1502), Cuauhtémoc (1495), Octavio Paz (1914), Porfirio Díaz (1830), Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946).

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).