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Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (Latin American Spanish pronunciation: [seˈlena kintaˈniʝa ˈpeɾes]; née Quintanilla; April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995), known mononymously as Selena, was an American singer. Referred to as the "Queen of Tejano Music", her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. In 2020, Billboard magazine put her in third place on their list of "Greatest Latino Artists of All Time", based on both Latin albums and Latin songs chart. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Selena has received more than 31,481,696 page views. Her biography is available in 119 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 118 in 2019). Selena is the 505th most popular singer (down from 371st in 2019), the 2,856th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,323rd in 2019) and the 151st most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 31M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 119

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 8.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Selenas by language

Over the past year Selena has had the most page views in the with 3,157,340 views, followed by Spanish (1,297,716), and Portuguese (118,671). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are West Frisian (126.50%), Central Bicolano (97.00%), and Belarusian (90.64%)


Among singers, Selena ranks 505 out of 4,381Before her are Tim Staffell, LP, Mohammed Rafi, Michael Bolton, Don McLean, and Haykanoush Danielyan. After her are Cristina Deutekom, Faustina Bordoni, Noel Gallagher, M. S. Subbulakshmi, Anita Mui, and Carlo Bergonzi.

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Among people born in 1971, Selena ranks 55Before her are Goran Ivanišević, Monica Potter, Anette Olzon, Denise Richards, Joseph Kabila, and David Tennant. After her are Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Dido, Thomas Piketty, Francesco Toldo, Roy Keane, and Oliver Riedel. Among people deceased in 1995, Selena ranks 100Before her are Juan Carlos Onganía, Pancho Gonzales, Dirceu, Srinagarindra, Georgy Beregovoy, and Viveca Lindfors. After her are Mordechai Gur, Theodor Wisch, Kingsley Amis, Bobby Riggs, Adolfo Pedernera, and André Frossard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Selena ranks 2,856 out of 20,380Before her are Frank Knight (1885), Fritz Leiber (1910), Everett McGill (1945), Edmund M. Clarke (1945), Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878), and Helen Frankenthaler (1928). After her are Alan Dershowitz (1938), Saul Perlmutter (1959), Cy Young (1867), John W. Campbell (1910), George Mikan (1924), and Rodney Alcala (1943).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Selena ranks 151Before her are Miley Cyrus (1992), Melanie (1947), Al Martino (1927), LP (1981), Michael Bolton (1953), and Don McLean (1945). After her are Natalie Cole (1950), Bobby Darin (1936), Howlin' Wolf (1910), Akon (1973), Bobby Kimball (1947), and Tiny Tim (1932).