Mercedes Sosa

1935 - 2009

Mercedes Sosa

Haydée Mercedes Sosa (Spanish pronunciation: [meɾˈseðes ˈsosa]; 9 July 1935 – 4 October 2009), sometimes known as La Negra (literally: 'The Black One'), 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 La nueva canción . 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 457,342 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 94th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 460k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.06

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Mercedes Sosa ranks 94 out of 3,001Before her are Anatoliy Solovianenko, Harry Belafonte, Roy Orbison, Domenico Modugno, Celine Dion, and Rihanna. After her are John Lee Hooker, Bing Crosby, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Fairuz, and Peter Gabriel.

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Among people born in 1935, Mercedes Sosa ranks 26Before her are Theo Angelopoulos, Ágota Kristóf, Michel Aoun, John Cazale, Isao Takahata, and Gherman Titov. After her are Omar Sívori, Faisal II of Iraq, Fairuz, Omar Bongo, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Artur Rasizade. Among people deceased in 2009, Mercedes Sosa ranks 17Before her are Ted Kennedy, Maurice Jarre, Les Paul, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Maurice Druon, and Millvina Dean. After her are Omar Bongo, Vitaly Ginzburg, Jean Dausset, Robert McNamara, Bobby Robson, and Karl Malden.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Mercedes Sosa ranks 18 out of 659Before her are Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), Jorge Rafael Videla (1925), José de San Martín (1778), Daniel Barenboim (1942), René Favaloro (1923), and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953). After her are Omar Sívori (1935), Guillermo Stábile (1905), Leopoldo Galtieri (1926), Helenio Herrera (1910), Carlos Menem (1930), and Mario Kempes (1954).

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), Roberto Goyeneche (1926), León Gieco (1951), Andrés Calamaro (1961), Diego Torres (1971), Lola Ponce (1977), and Pablo Ruiz (1975).