Rubén Blades

1948 - Today

Rubén Blades

Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (born July 16, 1948), known professionally as Rubén Blades (Spanish: [ruˈβem ˈblaðes], but [- ˈbleðz] in Panama and within the family), is a Panamanian musician, singer, composer, actor, activist, and politician, performing musically most often in the salsa, and Latin jazz genres. As a songwriter, Blades brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva canción and Cuban nueva trova as well as experimental tempos and politically inspired Son Cubano salsa to his music, creating "thinking persons' (salsa) dance music". Blades has written dozens of hit songs, including "Pedro Navaja" and "El Cantante" (which became Héctor Lavoe's signature song). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rubén Blades has received more than 1,463,560 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 389th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.12

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Rubén Blades ranks 390 out of 3,001Before him are Bill Withers, Iva Zanicchi, Ahmet Kaya, Ronnie Biggs, Lepa Brena, and Sacha Distel. After him are Malcolm McLaren, R. Kelly, Eddie the Eagle, Serhat, Lee Hazlewood, and Dino Merlin.

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Among people born in 1948, Rubén Blades ranks 105Before him are Susan Atkins, Mischa Maisky, Joschka Fischer, Abdelmalek Sellal, Gerry Adams, and Salvador Puig Antich. After him are Barbara Hershey, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, James Faulkner, Donna Karan, Helmuth Koinigg, and Stevie Nicks.

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In Panama

Among people born in Panama, Rubén Blades ranks 7 out of 45Before him are Manuel Noriega (1934), John McCain (1936), Carlos Fuentes (1928), Omar Torrijos (1929), Edward A. Murphy Jr. (1918), and Roberto Durán (1951). After him are Billy Cobham (1944), Miguel Bosé (1956), Ricardo Martinelli (1952), Guillermo Endara (1936), Jordana Brewster (1980), and Arnulfo Arias (1901).

Among SINGERS In Panama

Among singers born in Panama, Rubén Blades ranks 1After him are Miguel Bosé (1956).

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