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Chico Buarque

1944 - Today

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Francisco Buarque de Hollanda (born 19 June 1944), popularly known simply as Chico Buarque, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer, playwright, writer, and poet. He is best known for his music, which often includes social, economic, and cultural reflections on Brazil. The firstborn son of Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda, Buarque lived at several locations throughout his childhood, though mostly in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Rome. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chico Buarque has received more than 462,433 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Chico Buarque is the 299th most popular musician (up from 304th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Brazil and the 6th most popular Brazilian Musician.

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  • 460k

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  • 58.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Chico Buarque ranks 299 out of 2,662Before him are Joe Jackson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Fela Kuti, Count Basie, Lisa Gerrard, and Glenn Frey. After him are Moby, Avril Lavigne, Khaled, Johnny Ramone, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Léo Ferré.

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Among people born in 1944, Chico Buarque ranks 111Before him are Roger Daltrey, Gary Busey, Frank Oz, Daniel Pennac, Michael Nyman, and Salvador Sánchez Cerén. After him are Kiri Te Kanawa, Nana Akufo-Addo, Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Rexhep Meidani, Robert C. Merton, and Ashraf Marwan.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Chico Buarque ranks 90 out of 2,067Before him are Sônia Braga (1950), Elza Soares (1930), Emílio Garrastazu Médici (1905), Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939), Hilderaldo Bellini (1930), and Leonardo Boff (1938). After him are Florinda Bolkan (1941), Rubens Barrichello (1972), Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (1943), José Sarney (1930), João Figueiredo (1918), and Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior (1943).

Among MUSICIANS In Brazil

Among musicians born in Brazil, Chico Buarque ranks 6Before him are Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), João Gilberto (1931), Caetano Veloso (1942), Gilberto Gil (1942), and Nelson Freire (1944). After him are Sérgio Mendes (1941), Milton Nascimento (1942), Baden Powell (1937), Toquinho (1946), Zequinha de Abreu (1880), and Hermeto Pascoal (1936).