Omara Portuondo

1930 - Today

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Omara Portuondo Peláez (born 29 October 1930) is a Cuban singer and dancer. A founding member of the popular vocal group Cuarteto d'Aida, Portuondo has collaborated with many important Cuban musicians during her long career, including Julio Gutiérrez, Juanito Márquez and Chucho Valdés. Although primarily known for her rendition of boleros, she has recorded in a wide range of styles from jazz to son cubano. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Omara Portuondo has received more than 408,136 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 27 in 2019). Omara Portuondo is the 345th most popular singer (down from 226th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Cuba (down from 20th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Cuban Singer.

Omara Portuondo is most famous for being a Cuban singer and songwriter. She is a member of the Buena Vista Social Club, which was formed in 1997.

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  • 410k

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  • 57.86

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  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Omara Portuondo ranks 345 out of 4,381Before her are Christina Aguilera, Heino, Joe Lynn Turner, Gene Vincent, Billy Preston, and Galina Vishnevskaya. After her are Liz Mitchell, Eartha Kitt, Nina Matviienko, Rubén Blades, Solomon Burke, and Pinetop Perkins.

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Among people born in 1930, Omara Portuondo ranks 122Before her are Ruth Rendell, Anisa Makhlouf, Akiyuki Nosaka, Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, Pierre Bergé, and Vilma Espín. After her are Ornette Coleman, John Young, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Miljan Miljanić, Ted Hughes, and Oleg Popov.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Omara Portuondo ranks 31 out of 300Before her are Gerardo Machado (1871), Juanita Castro (1933), Alberto Juantorena (1950), Aleida March (1936), Wifredo Lam (1902), and Vilma Espín (1930). After her are Ramón Grau (1881), Pérez Prado (1916), Tomás Estrada Palma (1835), Huber Matos (1918), Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (1819), and Nicolás Guillén (1902).

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Among SINGERS In Cuba

Among singers born in Cuba, Omara Portuondo ranks 4Before her are Gloria Estefan (1957), Celia Cruz (1925), and Ibrahim Ferrer (1927). After her are Pérez Prado (1916), Rita Marley (1946), Silvio Rodríguez (1946), Camila Cabello (1997), Mongo Santamaría (1917), Pablo Milanés (1943), Benny Moré (1919), and Laurel Aitken (1927).