Manu Chao

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Manu Chao (Galician pronunciation: [ˈmanu ˈtʃao]; born José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao, 21 June 1961) is a French-Spanish singer. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Greek, and occasionally in other languages. Chao began his musical career in Paris, busking and playing with groups such as Hot Pants and Los Carayos, which combined a variety of languages and musical styles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manu Chao has received more than 1,746,585 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Manu Chao is the 159th most popular singer (down from 133rd in 2019), the 1,062nd most popular biography from France (down from 916th in 2019) and the 15th most popular French Singer.

Manu Chao is a French singer, songwriter, and guitarist of Spanish origin. He is most famous for his music, which blends rock, ska, and world music.

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  • 70.53

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  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.16

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  • 2.39

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Among singers, Manu Chao ranks 159 out of 3,541Before him are Nina Hagen, Caterina Valente, Billy Joel, Ben E. King, Shakira, and Suzi Quatro. After him are Otis Redding, Susan Boyle, Thomas Anders, Astrud Gilberto, John Denver, and Chester Bennington.

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Among people born in 1961, Manu Chao ranks 21Before him are Woody Harrelson, Robert Carlyle, Erna Solberg, Forest Whitaker, Joko Widodo, and Meg Ryan. After him are Carlos Valderrama, Susan Boyle, Nastassja Kinski, Tim Roth, Laurence Fishburne, and Alfonso Cuarón.

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In France

Among people born in France, Manu Chao ranks 1,062 out of 5,234Before him are Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien (1772), Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805), Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois (1895), Émile Bernard (1868), Salome Zourabichvili (1952), and Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (1695). After him are Jean Gerson (1363), Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1889), François Achille Bazaine (1811), Élisée Reclus (1830), Pierre Mignard (1612), and Jean Dausset (1916).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Manu Chao ranks 15Before him are Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Maria Malibran (1808), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Charles Trenet (1913), Georges Brassens (1921), and Caterina Valente (1931). After him are Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), Desireless (1952), Jacqueline Boyer (1941), Barbara (1930), Anne-Marie David (1952), and Christophe (1945).

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