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Pérez Prado

1916 - 1989

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Dámaso Pérez Prado (December 11, 1916 – September 14, 1989) was a Cuban bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger who popularized the mambo in the 1950s. His big band adaptation of the danzón-mambo proved to be a worldwide success with hits such as "Mambo No. 5", earning him the nickname "King of the Mambo". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pérez Prado has received more than 500,805 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Pérez Prado is the 306th most popular singer (down from 253rd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Cuba (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Cuban Singer.

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  • 500k

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  • 57.53

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Pérez Prado ranks 306 out of 3,528Before him are Iva Zanicchi, Marc Bolan, Busta Rhymes, Alan Lancaster, Théo Sarapo, and C. C. Catch. After him are Boy George, Tereza Kesovija, Asmahan, Muslim Magomayev, Alfredo Kraus, and David Byron.

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Among people born in 1916, Pérez Prado ranks 70Before him are Rafael Caldera, Jack Vance, Ray Conniff, Bernard Blier, James B. Donovan, and Carl Johan Bernadotte. After him are Giorgio Bassani, Ernst Wilimowski, Mercedes McCambridge, Stjepan Filipović, Jane Jacobs, and Moondog. Among people deceased in 1989, Pérez Prado ranks 74Before him are Werner Best, Bernard Blier, Hans Hartung, Boris Skossyreff, Kazimierz Deyna, and Victor French. After him are Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gaetano Scirea, Giuseppe Siri, R. D. Laing, and Kateb Yacine.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Pérez Prado ranks 29 out of 248Before him are Reinaldo Arenas (1943), Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), Tomas Milian (1933), Teófilo Stevenson (1952), Aleida March (1936), and Vilma Espín (1930). After him are Gerardo Machado (1871), Alberto Juantorena (1950), Huber Matos (1918), Tomás Estrada Palma (1835), Ramón Grau (1881), and Rubén González (1919).

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Among SINGERS In Cuba

Among singers born in Cuba, Pérez Prado ranks 5Before him are Gloria Estefan (1957), Ibrahim Ferrer (1927), Celia Cruz (1925), and Omara Portuondo (1930). After him are Mongo Santamaría (1917), Silvio Rodríguez (1946), Rita Marley (1946), Pablo Milanés (1943), Laurel Aitken (1927), Benny Moré (1919), and Camila Cabello (1997).