Celia Cruz

1925 - 2003

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Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 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" or "The Queen of Latin Music" due to her contributions to Latin music in the United States.She began her career in her native Cuba, earning recognition as a vocalist of the popular musical group Sonora Matancera, a musical association that lasted fifteen years (1950-1965). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Celia Cruz has received more than 3,427,888 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Celia Cruz is the 124th most popular singer (up from 147th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Cuba (up from 14th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Cuban Singer.

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

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Among singers, Celia Cruz ranks 124 out of 3,541Before her are Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Marie Fredriksson, Sylvie Vartan, Gloria Estefan, Feodor Chaliapin, and Renata Tebaldi. After her are Annie Lennox, Lola Flores, Kris Kristofferson, Dieter Bohlen, Bruce Dickinson, and Birgit Nilsson.

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Among people born in 1925, Celia Cruz ranks 49Before her are Sam Peckinpah, Luciano Berio, George Kennedy, Bert Hellinger, Andrea Camilleri, and Jacques Delors. After her are Ernesto Cardenal, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Frei Otto, Barbara Bush, Roy J. Glauber, and Milton Obote. Among people deceased in 2003, Celia Cruz ranks 27Before her are Gianni Agnelli, Leopoldo Galtieri, Maurice Blanchot, Compay Segundo, Luciano Berio, and June Carter Cash. After her are Zoran Đinđić, Franco Modigliani, Richard Crenna, Alberto Sordi, Frank Sheeran, and Bernard Katz.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Celia Cruz ranks 13 out of 202Before her are Paul Lafargue (1842), José Martí (1853), Alberto Korda (1928), Andy García (1956), Compay Segundo (1907), and Gloria Estefan (1957). After her are Ibrahim Ferrer (1927), Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Emilio Mola (1887), Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), Alicia Alonso (1920), and Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956).

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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), Mongo Santamaría (1917), Rita Marley (1946), Silvio Rodríguez (1946), Pablo Milanés (1943), Benny Moré (1919), Laurel Aitken (1927), and Olga Guillot (1922).

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