Sofia Rotaru

1947 - Today

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Sofiia Mykhailivna Yevdokymenko-Rotaru (née Rotaru; Ukrainian: Софі́я Миха́йлівна Рота́ру [soˈfijɐ roˈtɑrʊ]; Russian: Софи́я Миха́йловна Рота́ру; born 7 August 1947), known simply as Sofia Rotaru, is a Ukrainian pop singer of Romanian origin. Rotaru, nicknamed "Bukovinsky Solovey" ("the Nightingale from Bukovina"), emerged in 1966 as a pop folk star in the movie Solovei iz sela Marshyntsi (Nightingale from Marshyntsi) in the Romanian and Ukrainian-speaking world after her manager and future husband Anatoliy Yevdokymenko made her change her music style from folk to pop music with Chervona Ruta. In 1972, she released the multilingual album Sofia Rotaru, re-released three times and covered by numerous singers, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sofia Rotaru has received more than 356,656 page views. Her biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 71 in 2019). Sofia Rotaru is the 153rd most popular singer (up from 176th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 113th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Singer.

Sofia Rotaru is most famous for being a Soviet and Ukrainian singer, songwriter, and actress, known for her distinctive voice and a career that spans several decades, making her a beloved pop and folk music icon in the former USSR and Eastern European countries.

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  • 360k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.80

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 70

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Sofia Rotarus by language

Over the past year Sofia Rotaru has had the most page views in the with 504,110 views, followed by Ukrainian (94,638), and English (38,667). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Icelandic (276.64%), Occitan (111.30%), and Chavacano (53.97%)


Among singers, Sofia Rotaru ranks 153 out of 4,381Before her are Roberto Carlos, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Barbara Strozzi, Ofra Haza, Shakira, and Georges Brassens. After her are Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Drake, İbrahim Tatlıses, Tori Amos, Tony Bennett, and Celia Cruz.

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Among people born in 1947, Sofia Rotaru ranks 61Before her are Jonathan Pryce, Aaron Ciechanover, César Gaviria, Sheikh Hasina, Mykola Azarov, and Jonathan Banks. After her are Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Hodgson, Meat Loaf, Kevin Kline, Carles Rexach, and Óscar Tabárez.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sofia Rotaru ranks 115 out of 1,365Before her are Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki (1640), Lee Strasberg (1901), Boris Shcherbina (1919), Ivan Paskevich (1782), Stepan Makarov (1848), and Alexander Archipenko (1887). After her are Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902), Mikhail Ostrogradsky (1801), Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), Alexander Dovzhenko (1894), Otto Preminger (1905), and Milla Jovovich (1975).

Among SINGERS In Ukraine

Among singers born in Ukraine, Sofia Rotaru ranks 2Before her are Anatoliy Solovianenko (1932). After her are Nina Matviienko (1947), Ruslana (1973), Joseph Kobzon (1937), Solomiya Krushelnytska (1872), Joseph Schmidt (1904), Alexander Vertinsky (1889), Leonid Utyosov (1895), Verka Serduchka (1973), Yaroslav Yevdokimov (1946), and Viorica Ursuleac (1894).