Chavela Vargas

1919 - 2012

Chavela Vargas

Isabel Vargas Lizano (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃaˈβela ˈβaɾɣas]; 17 April 1919 – 5 August 2012), better known as Chavela Vargas, was a Costa Rica-born Mexican singer. She was especially known for her rendition of Mexican rancheras, but she is also recognized for her contribution to other genres of popular Latin American music. She was an influential interpreter in the Americas and Europe, muse to figures such as Pedro Almodóvar, hailed for her haunting performances, and called "la voz áspera de la ternura", the rough voice of tenderness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chavela Vargas has received more than 478,396 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 169th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 480k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.03

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Chavela Vargas ranks 169 out of 3,001Before her are Kenny Rogers, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Ivan Rebroff, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Chris Rea, and Johnny Logan. After her are Mario Lanza, Dr. Dre, Britney Spears, Beniamino Gigli, Otis Redding, and Bessie Smith.

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Among people born in 1919, Chavela Vargas ranks 36Before her are Walter Scheel, Mordechai Anielewicz, Joseph Murray, James M. Buchanan, Dino De Laurentiis, and Bob Paisley. After her are Godfrey Hounsfield, Daniel Bell, Liberace, Jennifer Jones, Georges Duby, and Mohamed Boudiaf. Among people deceased in 2012, Chavela Vargas ranks 46Before her are Joseph Murray, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Chadli Bendjedid, Antonio Tabucchi, Gore Vidal, and Erland Josephson. After her are Harry Harrison, William Standish Knowles, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Ben Gazzara, Carl Woese, and E. Donnall Thomas.

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In Costa Rica

Among people born in Costa Rica, Chavela Vargas ranks 2 out of 79Before her are Óscar Arias (1940). After her are Laura Chinchilla (1959), José Figueres Ferrer (1906), Keylor Navas (1986), Abel Pacheco (1933), Luis Guillermo Solís (1958), Franklin Chang Díaz (1950), Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1940), Mario Echandi Jiménez (1915), Adolfo Díaz (1875), and Luis Alberto Monge (1925).

Among SINGERS In Costa Rica

Among singers born in Costa Rica, Chavela Vargas ranks 1