Mercedes Sosa

1935 - 2009

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Haydée Mercedes "La Negra" Sosa (Latin American Spanish: [meɾˈseðes ˈsosa]; 9 July 1935 – 4 October 2009) was an Argentine singer who was popular throughout Latin America and many countries outside the region. With her roots in Argentine folk music, Sosa became one of the preeminent exponents of El nuevo cancionero. She gave voice to songs written by many Latin American songwriters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mercedes Sosa has received more than 788,525 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Mercedes Sosa is the 120th most popular singer (down from 96th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 18th in 2019) and the most popular Argentinean Singer.

Mercedes Sosa is a famous Argentine singer and songwriter. She was a major figure in the Latin American New Song Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Memorability Metrics

  • 790k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.78

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Mercedes Sosa ranks 120 out of 4,381Before her are Sandra, Dolly Parton, Mina, Laura Branigan, Constanze Mozart, and Eros Ramazzotti. After her are Kenny Rogers, Gigliola Cinquetti, Peter Gabriel, Sylvie Vartan, Carmen Miranda, and Lys Assia.

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Among people born in 1935, Mercedes Sosa ranks 33Before her are John Cazale, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Sylvia Earle, William Friedkin, Gherman Titov, and Mylène Demongeot. After her are Bibi Andersson, Seiji Ozawa, Miroslav Blažević, Adnan Khashoggi, Ryke Geerd Hamer, and Danilo Kiš. Among people deceased in 2009, Mercedes Sosa ranks 16Before her are Omar Bongo, Pina Bausch, Maurice Jarre, David Carradine, Farrah Fawcett, and Abdurrahman Wahid. After her are Karl Malden, Les Paul, Raúl Alfonsín, Robert McNamara, Milorad Pavić, and Ted Kennedy.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Mercedes Sosa ranks 29 out of 1,154Before her are Diego Simeone (1970), Guillermo Stábile (1905), Néstor Kirchner (1950), Daniel Passarella (1953), Helenio Herrera (1910), and Alberto Fernández (1959). After her are Marcelo Bielsa (1955), Raúl Alfonsín (1927), César Luis Menotti (1938), Richard Walther Darré (1895), Reynaldo Bignone (1928), and Mauricio Macri (1959).

Among SINGERS In Argentina

Among singers born in Argentina, Mercedes Sosa ranks 1After her are Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908), Facundo Cabral (1937), Sandro de América (1945), Luis Alberto Spinetta (1950), León Gieco (1951), Roberto Goyeneche (1926), Ricardo Montaner (1957), Gilda (1961), Andrés Calamaro (1961), Marcelo Álvarez (1962), and Diego Torres (1971).