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Luis Miguel

1970 - Today

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Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (born 19 April 1970) is a Puerto Rican-born Mexican singer, often referred to as El Sol de México (The Sun of Mexico), which is the nickname his mother gave him as a child—"mi sol". He is widely regarded as the most successful artist in Latin American history, having successfully performed in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, ballads, boleros, tangos, jazz, big band and mariachi. Luis Miguel is also recognized as the only Latin singer of his generation to not crossover to the Anglo market during the "Latin Explosion" in the 1990s.Despite recording only in Spanish, he continued to be the best selling Latin artist in the 1990s, and was credited for popularizing the bolero genre into the mainstream market. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luis Miguel has received more than 4,515,450 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Luis Miguel is the 1,097th most popular singer (up from 1,126th in 2019), the 218th most popular biography from Mexico (down from 11th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Mexican Singer.

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  • 4.5M

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  • 59.09

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.01

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, Luis Miguel ranks 1,097 out of 3,541Before him are Shaggy, Jon Brion, Calvin Harris, Gustav Winckler, Biff Byford, and Wyclef Jean. After him are Hanka Paldum, Izumi Sakai, Van McCoy, Don Omar, Carl Douglas, and Lhasa de Sela.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1970, Luis Miguel ranks 112Before him are Fazıl Say, Tina Fey, Kevin Sussman, Cha Seung-won, Nikola Gruevski, and Bobby Cannavale. After him are Marie-Josée Croze, Nobuhiro Watsuki, Pedro Diniz, Skeet Ulrich, Stéphane Guivarc'h, and Vadim Krasnoselsky.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Luis Miguel ranks 218 out of 487Before him are Paulina Rubio (1971), José Mariano Salas (1797), Mario Van Peebles (1957), Arturo Márquez (1950), Martín Carrera (1806), and Manuel de la Peña y Peña (1789). After him are Félix María Zuloaga (1813), Salvador Reyes Monteón (1936), Gilbert Roland (1905), Pedro Vélez (1787), Daniela Romo (1959), and José Justo Corro (1794).

Among SINGERS In Mexico

Among singers born in Mexico, Luis Miguel ranks 8Before him are Thalía (1971), Jorge Negrete (1910), Juan Gabriel (1950), Lila Downs (1968), José Alfredo Jiménez (1926), and Paulina Rubio (1971). After him are Marco Antonio Solís (1959), Anahí (1983), Alejandro Fernández (1971), Dulce María (1985), Alaska (1963), and Valentín Elizalde (1979).

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