José José

1948 - 2019

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José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz (17 February 1948 – 28 September 2019), known by his stage name José José, was a Mexican musician, singer and occasional actor. Born into a family of musicians, José began his musical career in his early teens playing guitar and singing in serenade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José José has received more than 1,661,887 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). José José is the 759th most popular musician (down from 734th in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from Mexico (down from 127th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Mexican Musician.

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  • 62.59

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.00

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, José José ranks 759 out of 2,675Before him are Gene Autry, Bernhard Romberg, Aarre Merikanto, Conny Plank, James Galway, and Pino Donaggio. After him are Gerd Albrecht, Adolf Busch, Mike Porcaro, Milt Jackson, Daniel Steibelt, and Bobbejaan Schoepen.

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Among people born in 1948, José José ranks 203Before him are Volker Finke, Gian Piero Ventura, Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Michael Berryman, Lulu, and Rhea Perlman. After him are Peter Turkson, James Nachtwey, Harald Ertl, Holger Osieck, Ronnie Van Zant, and Josip Katalinski. Among people deceased in 2019, José José ranks 188Before him are Rudi Gutendorf, John C. Bogle, Peter Snell, James Ingram, Tania Mallet, and Fahrudin Jusufi. After him are Sogyal Rinpoche, Carlo Maria Abate, Nanni Galli, José Luis Brown, Camilo Sesto, and Lee Radziwill.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, José José ranks 141 out of 487Before him are Lila Downs (1968), Juan Álvarez (1790), Jacob Bekenstein (1947), José Alfredo Jiménez (1926), Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902), and Ignacio Allende (1769). After him are Demián Bichir (1963), Amado Nervo (1870), Gael García Bernal (1978), Ignacio Comonfort (1812), Helena Rojo (1944), and Fernando Colunga (1966).

Among MUSICIANS In Mexico

Among musicians born in Mexico, José José ranks 4Before him are Carlos Santana (1947), Consuelo Velázquez (1916), and Armando Manzanero (1935). After him are Abraham Laboriel (1947) and Antonio Sánchez (1971).

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