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Salvatore Adamo

1943 - Today

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Salvatore Adamo (born 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. Since 2001 Adamo holds the Belgian noble title of Ridder, similar to the English title of "Knight".He first gained popularity throughout Europe and later in the Middle East, Latin America, Japan, and the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salvatore Adamo has received more than 424,015 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Salvatore Adamo is the 64th most popular singer (up from 83rd in 2019), the 556th most popular biography from Italy (up from 658th 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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  • 420k

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  • 67.39

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Salvatore Adamo ranks 64 out of 3,528Before him are Sarah Vaughan, Stevie Wonder, Eminem, Carlos Gardel, Amália Rodrigues, and Rod Stewart. After him are Víctor Jara, The Notorious B.I.G., Ian Gillan, Klaus Meine, Diana Ross, and Johnny Hallyday.

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Among people born in 1943, Salvatore Adamo ranks 29Before him are Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Christopher Walken, Tarja Halonen, Howard Gardner, Horst Köhler, and Elena Ferrante. After him are Raffaella Carrà, Malcolm McDowell, Johnny Hallyday, Jean-Jacques Annaud, David Cronenberg, and Carlos Alberto Parreira.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Salvatore Adamo ranks 556 out of 4,668Before him are Philip of Swabia (1177), Ennius (-239), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Charles III of Naples (1345), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), and Giuseppe Peano (1858). After him are Pope Leo VII (900), Charles Ponzi (1882), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), Louis II of Italy (825), Antonello da Messina (1430), and Benedetto Croce (1866).

Among SINGERS In Italy

Among singers born in Italy, Salvatore Adamo ranks 8Before him are Adriano Celentano (1938), Enrico Caruso (1873), Farinelli (1705), Andrea Bocelli (1958), Toto Cutugno (1943), and Albano Carrisi (1943). After him are Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), Renata Tebaldi (1922), Domenico Modugno (1928), Mina (1940), Eros Ramazzotti (1963), and Mirella Freni (1935).