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Chavela Vargas

1919 - 2012

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María Isabel Anita Carmen de Jesús "Chavela" Vargas Lizano (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃaˈβela ˈβaɾɣas]; 17 April 1919 – 5 August 2012) was a Costa Rican-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 820,878 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Chavela Vargas is the 201st most popular singer (down from 184th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Costa Rica and the most popular Costa Rican Singer.

Chavela Vargas is a famous Mexican singer who is most famous for her songs about love, death, and the Mexican Revolution.

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  • 820k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.37

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Chavela Vargas ranks 201 out of 3,528Before her are Drake, Udo Jürgens, Sam Cooke, Mariska Veres, Lara Fabian, and Mario Del Monaco. After her are Giuseppe Di Stefano, Cass Elliot, Kyu Sakamoto, Lola Flores, Kenny Rogers, and Tom Morello.

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Among people born in 1919, Chavela Vargas ranks 45Before her are Jackie Robinson, Hermine Braunsteiner, Pete Seeger, Oleg Penkovsky, Iris Murdoch, and César Manrique. After her are James Lovelock, Georges Duby, Lauri Törni, Martin Balsam, Art Blakey, and William Lipscomb. Among people deceased in 2012, Chavela Vargas ranks 51Before her are Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, E. Donnall Thomas, Rodney King, Lucio Dalla, Erland Josephson, and Chadli Bendjedid. After her are F. Sherwood Rowland, Hebe Camargo, Carl Woese, Harry Harrison, William Standish Knowles, and Ben Gazzara.

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In Costa Rica

Among people born in Costa Rica, Chavela Vargas ranks 2 out of 104Before her are Óscar Arias (1940). After her are José Figueres Ferrer (1906), Keylor Navas (1986), Laura Chinchilla (1959), Abel Pacheco (1933), Franklin Chang Díaz (1950), Luis Guillermo Solís (1958), Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1940), José María Figueres (1954), Teodoro Picado Michalski (1900), and Adolfo Díaz (1875).

Among SINGERS In Costa Rica

Among singers born in Costa Rica, Chavela Vargas ranks 1