Salvatore Adamo

1943 - Today

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Salvatore Knight Adamo (November 1, 1943) is a Belgian-Italian musician, singer and composer, who is known for his romantic ballads. Adamo was born in Comiso, Sicily, Italy, and has lived in Belgium since the age of three, which is why he has dual citizenship. By 1964, he was the world's best-selling artist behind The Beatles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salvatore Adamo has received more than 501,432 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Salvatore Adamo is the 60th most popular singer (up from 64th in 2019), the 512th most popular biography from Italy (up from 555th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Italian Singer.

Salvatore Adamo is a famous singer and songwriter. He is most famous for his song "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu" which was translated into English as "Volare" and was a major hit in the United States.

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  • 500k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Salvatore Adamos by language

Over the past year Salvatore Adamo has had the most page views in the with 211,383 views, followed by German (101,933), and Spanish (86,864). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Sicilian (77.32%), Hindi (69.41%), and Breton (61.58%)


Among singers, Salvatore Adamo ranks 60 out of 4,381Before him are Phil Collins, José Carreras, Víctor Jara, Ella Fitzgerald, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Nilsson. After him are Kate Bush, George Michael, Marianne Faithfull, Kurt Cobain, Anthony Kiedis, and Rod Stewart.

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Among people born in 1943, Salvatore Adamo ranks 26Before him are Sadako Sasaki, Ben Kingsley, Louise Glück, Christopher Walken, Elena Ferrante, and Joseph Stiglitz. After him are Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Tarja Halonen, Mohammad Khatami, Howard Gardner, Horst Köhler, and Raffaella Carrà.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Salvatore Adamo ranks 512 out of 5,161Before him are Totila (500), Umberto Boccioni (1882), Pope Boniface III (540), Beatrice Portinari (1265), Monica Vitti (1931), and Pope Conon (630). After him are Pope Hilarius (415), Pope Callixtus I (180), Pope Stephen IV (770), Lucius Caesar (-17), Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (1666), and Giuseppe Peano (1858).

Among SINGERS In Italy

Among singers born in Italy, Salvatore Adamo ranks 8Before him are Toto Cutugno (1943), Adriano Celentano (1938), Enrico Caruso (1873), Farinelli (1705), Albano Carrisi (1943), and Andrea Bocelli (1958). After him are Renata Tebaldi (1922), Renata Scotto (1934), Domenico Modugno (1928), Mina (1940), Eros Ramazzotti (1963), and Gigliola Cinquetti (1947).