Charles Aznavour

1924 - 2018

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Charles Aznavour ( AZ-nə-VOOR, French: [ʃaʁl aznavuʁ]; born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian, Armenian: Շահնուր Վաղինակ Ազնավուրեան, Shahnur Vaghinak Aznavuryan; 22 May 1924 – 1 October 2018) was a French-Armenian singer, 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 2,606,236 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Charles Aznavour is the 12th most popular singer (down from 9th in 2019), the 147th most popular biography from France (down from 121st 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 12 out of 3,541Before him are Maria Callas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Joan Baez. After him are Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Julio Iglesias, Montserrat Caballé, Adriano Celentano, and Enrico Caruso.

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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, Robert Mugabe, Kim Dae-jung, Truman Capote, Jean-François Lyotard, Eli Cohen, and Sarah Vaughan. Among people deceased in 2018, Charles Aznavour ranks 6Before him are Stephen Hawking, George H. W. Bush, Kofi Annan, Ingvar Kamprad, and Stan Lee. After him are Montserrat Caballé, Miloš Forman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Aretha Franklin, Amos Oz, and Isao Takahata.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Aznavour ranks 147 out of 5,234Before him are François Viète (1540), Edward IV of England (1442), Évariste Galois (1811), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Louis XI of France (1423), and Henri Poincaré (1854). After him are Philip V of Spain (1683), William the Conqueror (1028), Jacques Cousteau (1910), Louis de Funès (1914), François Mitterrand (1916), and Christian Dior (1905).

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), Françoise Hardy (1944), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Maria Malibran (1808), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), and Charles Trenet (1913).

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