Ibrahim Ferrer

1927 - 2005

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Ibrahim Ferrer (20 February 1927 – 6 August 2005) was a Cuban singer who played with the group Los Bocucos for nearly forty years. He also performed with Conjunto Sorpresa, Chepín y su Orquesta Oriental, and Mario Patterson. After his retirement in 1991, he was brought back in the studio to record with the Afro-Cuban All Stars and Buena Vista Social Club, in March 1996. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibrahim Ferrer has received more than 500,464 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Ibrahim Ferrer is the 226th most popular singer (down from 153rd in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Cuba (down from 13th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Cuban Singer.

Ibrahim Ferrer is most famous for being the lead singer of the Buena Vista Social Club.

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  • 500k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 226 out of 4,381Before him are Teresa Berganza, Mario Del Monaco, George Strait, Rob Halford, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, and Petula Clark. After him are Jacqueline Boyer, Rita Pavone, Edita Gruberová, Ricky Martin, Van Morrison, and Neil Diamond.

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Among people born in 1927, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 67Before him are Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Lois Maxwell, Romano Mussolini, Thomas Luckmann, Hiroshi Yamauchi, and Margot Honecker. After him are Abdul Halim of Kedah, Hélène Langevin-Joliot, Jacques Mayol, Jean-Claude Pascal, Claude Gensac, and Narciso Yepes. Among people deceased in 2005, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 47Before him are George Dantzig, Philip Johnson, Rosemary Kennedy, Ephraim Kishon, Wim Duisenberg, and Emmanuelle Arsan. After him are Consuelo Velázquez, Victoria de los Ángeles, William Westmoreland, Robert Wise, Akira Yoshizawa, and Gnassingbé Eyadéma.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 20 out of 300Before him are Celia Cruz (1925), Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Sergio Oliva (1941), and Javier Sotomayor (1967). After him are Alicia Alonso (1920), Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), Teófilo Stevenson (1952), Tomas Milian (1933), Gerardo Machado (1871), and Juanita Castro (1933).

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Among SINGERS In Cuba

Among singers born in Cuba, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 3Before him are Gloria Estefan (1957), and Celia Cruz (1925). After him are Omara Portuondo (1930), Pérez Prado (1916), Rita Marley (1946), Silvio Rodríguez (1946), Camila Cabello (1997), Mongo Santamaría (1917), Pablo Milanés (1943), Benny Moré (1919), and Laurel Aitken (1927).