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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: [eˈliz ʁeˈʒinɐ]), was a Brazilian singer of MPB 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 633,263 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Elis Regina is the 324th most popular singer (down from 300th in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 105th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Brazilian Singer.

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  • 630k

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  • 57.18

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Elis Regina ranks 324 out of 3,528Before her are Galina Vishnevskaya, Vera Lynn, Udo Dirkschneider, Giuseppina Strepponi, Tarja Turunen, and Justin Timberlake. After her are Youssou N'Dour, Justin Bieber, Basshunter, Dusty Springfield, Christina Aguilera, and Anggun.

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Among people born in 1945, Elis Regina ranks 110Before her are Gunther von Hagens, Micheline Calmy-Rey, Yuen Woo-ping, Graça Machel, Piero Ferrari, and Peter Criss. After her are Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Jeffrey C. Hall, Junji Kawano, Daniel Olbrychski, Frans Sammut, and Henry Winkler. Among people deceased in 1982, Elis Regina ranks 72Before her are Bess Truman, Vic Morrow, Pierre Mendès France, Henry King, King Vidor, and Tadj ol-Molouk. After her are Adolf Heusinger, Roberto Calvi, Pavel Alexandrov, Patrick Dewaere, Alma Reville, and Werner Naumann.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Elis Regina ranks 114 out of 2,067Before her are Pepe (1983), Carlos Pace (1944), Robinho (1984), Telê Santana (1931), Toninho Cerezo (1955), and Marcelo (1988). After her are Juninho Pernambucano (1975), Princess Francisca of Brazil (1824), Cláudio Taffarel (1966), Émerson Leão (1949), Bernardino Machado (1851), and Loalwa Braz (1953).

Among SINGERS In Brazil

Among singers born in Brazil, Elis Regina ranks 4Before her are Roberto Carlos (1941), Astrud Gilberto (1940), and Elza Soares (1930). After her are Loalwa Braz (1953), Gal Costa (1945), Maria Bethânia (1946), Jorge Ben (1942), Naná Vasconcelos (1944), Luiz Gonzaga (1912), Flora Purim (1942), and Michel Teló (1981).