Celia Cruz

1925 - 2003

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Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso (21 October 1925 – 16 July 2003), known as Celia Cruz, was a Cuban singer and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century. Cruz rose to fame in Cuba during the 1950s as a singer of guarachas, earning the nickname "La Guarachera de Cuba". In the following decades, she became known internationally as the "Queen of Salsa" due to her contributions to Latin music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Celia Cruz has received more than 4,757,941 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Celia Cruz is the 159th most popular singer (up from 167th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Cuba (up from 15th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Cuban Singer.

Celia Cruz is most famous for being a singer, dancer, actress, and TV show host.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Celia Cruzs by language

Over the past year Celia Cruz has had the most page views in the with 613,665 views, followed by English (429,714), and French (25,524). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Czech (85.31%), Papiamentu (73.34%), and Tagalog (53.38%)


Among singers, Celia Cruz ranks 159 out of 4,381Before her are Sofia Rotaru, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Drake, İbrahim Tatlıses, Tori Amos, and Tony Bennett. After her are Mirella Freni, Meat Loaf, Dua Lipa, Cass Elliot, Al Jarreau, and Chris Rea.

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Among people born in 1925, Celia Cruz ranks 65Before her are Bülent Ecevit, Alain Touraine, Frei Otto, József Bozsik, Oliver Smithies, and Jean Tinguely. After her are Hildegard Knef, David Elazar, Michele Ferrero, William Styron, Moshe Arens, and Leo Esaki. Among people deceased in 2003, Celia Cruz ranks 38Before her are Leon Uris, Franco Modigliani, Richard Crenna, Leslie Cheung, Bertram Brockhouse, and Nǃxau ǂToma. After her are Horst Buchholz, Edgar F. Codd, David Dacko, Franco Corelli, Jack Elam, and Roberto Bolaño.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Celia Cruz ranks 14 out of 300Before her are Camilo Cienfuegos (1932), Alberto Korda (1928), Andy García (1956), Gloria Estefan (1957), Compay Segundo (1907), and Emilio Mola (1887). After her are Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Sergio Oliva (1941), Javier Sotomayor (1967), and Ibrahim Ferrer (1927).

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Among SINGERS In Cuba

Among singers born in Cuba, Celia Cruz ranks 2Before her are Gloria Estefan (1957). After her are Ibrahim Ferrer (1927), Omara Portuondo (1930), Pérez Prado (1916), Rita Marley (1946), Silvio Rodríguez (1946), Camila Cabello (1997), Mongo Santamaría (1917), Pablo Milanés (1943), Benny Moré (1919), and Laurel Aitken (1927).