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Charles Aznavour

1924 - 2018

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Charles Aznavour ( AZ-nə-VOOR, French: [ʃaʁl aznavuʁ]; born Charles Aznavourian (which appears on his birth certificate, although his parents originally wanted to name him Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian), Armenian: Շահնուր Վաղինակ Ազնավուրյան, Shahnur Vaghinak Aznavuryan; 22 May 1924 – 1 October 2018) was a French singer of Armenian ancestry, as well as a lyricist, actor and diplomat. Aznavour was known for his distinctive vibrato tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. In a career as a composer, singer and songwriter, spanning over 70 years, he recorded more than 1,200 songs interpreted in 9 languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Aznavour has received more than 3,264,513 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Aznavour is the 9th most popular singer (up from 12th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from France (up from 147th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular French Singer.

Charles Aznavour is a French-Armenian singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born in Paris to Armenian parents who had fled the Armenian Genocide. He became one of France's most popular and enduring singers. Aznavour's voice is shaded towards the tenor range. He has recorded over 1,200 songs in multiple languages, including French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, and Turkish. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice, which has been described as being a "light tenor".

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Among singers, Charles Aznavour ranks 9 out of 3,528Before him are Aretha Franklin, Cher, Janis Joplin, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. After him are Dalida, Tina Turner, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Joan Baez, and Julio Iglesias.

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Among people born in 1924, Charles Aznavour ranks 4Before him are Jimmy Carter, Marlon Brando, and George H. W. Bush. After him are Marcello Mastroianni, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Kim Dae-jung, Robert Mugabe, Eli Cohen, Truman Capote, Sarah Vaughan, and Jacques Le Goff. Among people deceased in 2018, Charles Aznavour ranks 5Before him are Stephen Hawking, Aretha Franklin, George H. W. Bush, and Kofi Annan. After him are Ingvar Kamprad, Stan Lee, Montserrat Caballé, Miloš Forman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Charles K. Kao, and Amos Oz.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Aznavour ranks 100 out of 6,011Before him are Madame de Pompadour (1721), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Henry II of France (1519), Philip V of Spain (1683), Peter Abelard (1079), and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708). After him are Louis XVII of France (1785), George Sand (1804), Charles VII of France (1403), André Gide (1869), Philippe Pétain (1856), and Sarah Bernhardt (1844).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Charles Aznavour ranks 2Before him are Édith Piaf (1915). After him are Serge Gainsbourg (1928), Mireille Mathieu (1946), Carlos Gardel (1890), Johnny Hallyday (1943), France Gall (1947), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Françoise Hardy (1944), Maria Malibran (1808), Caterina Valente (1931), and Georges Brassens (1921).

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