Elis Regina

1945 - 1982

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Elis Regina Carvalho Costa (March 17, 1945 – January 19, 1982), known professionally as Elis Regina (Brazilian Portuguese: [eˈlis ʁeˈʒinɐ]), was a Brazilian singer of popular and jazz music, she is also the mother of the singers Maria Rita and Pedro Mariano.She became nationally renowned in 1965 after singing "Arrastão" (composed by Edu Lobo and Vinícius de Moraes) in the first edition of TV Excelsior festival song contest and soon joined O Fino da Bossa, a television program on TV Record. She was noted for her vocalization as well as for her interpretation and performances in shows. Her recordings include "Como Nossos Pais" (Belchior), "Upa Neguinho" (E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elis Regina has received more than 520,665 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Elis Regina is the 301st most popular singer (down from 290th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 98th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Brazilian Singer.

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  • 520k

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  • 67.15

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Elis Regina ranks 301 out of 3,541Before her are The Singing Nun, Glenn Hughes, Galina Vishnevskaya, Morten Harket, Victoria Beckham, and Heino. After her are Carl Perkins, Edita Gruberová, Andy Williams, David Byron, Boy George, and Ornella Vanoni.

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Among people born in 1945, Elis Regina ranks 96Before her are Tammam Salam, Ken Hensley, Wim Suurbier, Joël Robuchon, George Miller, and Linda Lee Cadwell. After her are Yuen Woo-ping, Micheline Calmy-Rey, Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Larry Tesler, and Luis Ocaña. Among people deceased in 1982, Elis Regina ranks 75Before her are Bess Truman, Kristján Eldjárn, Pierre Mendès France, Giovanni Ferrari, Pierre Balmain, and Adolf Heusinger. After her are King Vidor, Ville Ritola, Otto Hofmann, Djuna Barnes, Pavel Alexandrov, and Vic Morrow.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Elis Regina ranks 105 out of 1,947Before her are Emílio Garrastazu Médici (1905), Dani Alves (1983), Cláudio Taffarel (1966), Dida (1973), Rubem Fonseca (1925), and Sérgio Mendes (1941). After her are Pierre Clostermann (1921), Dunga (1963), Rubens Barrichello (1972), Peter Medawar (1915), Juninho Pernambucano (1975), and Adriano (1982).

Among SINGERS In Brazil

Among singers born in Brazil, Elis Regina ranks 3Before her are Roberto Carlos (1941) and Astrud Gilberto (1940). After her are Loalwa Braz (1953), Gal Costa (1945), Maria Bethânia (1946), Jorge Ben (1942), Luiz Gonzaga (1912), Naná Vasconcelos (1944), Michel Teló (1981), Beth Carvalho (1946), and Flora Purim (1942).