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Tom Araya

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Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz (Spanish pronunciation: [tom aˈɾaʝa]; born June 6, 1961) is a Chilean-American musician, best known as the vocalist and bassist of American thrash metal band Slayer. Araya is ranked 58th by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time. Before Slayer was disbanded in 2019, Araya, along with Kerry King, were the only members who stayed in the band since its inception. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Araya has received more than 2,075,172 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Tom Araya is the 667th most popular musician (down from 646th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Chile (down from 42nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chilean Musician.

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  • 39

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  • 5.38

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  • 3.59

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Among musicians, Tom Araya ranks 667 out of 2,662Before him are Bob Seger, Karol Mikuli, Mark Lanegan, Nikolai Zverev, Maceo Parker, and Jerry Garcia. After him are Kenny Loggins, Bob Sinclar, Tito Jackson, Don Felder, Herb Alpert, and Jenő Hubay.

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Among people born in 1961, Tom Araya ranks 94Before him are Jonas Jonasson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dylan McDermott, Guido Westerwelle, Jacky Cheung, and Tom Sizemore. After him are Sergei Aleinikov, Christopher Meloni, Ghislaine Maxwell, Kim Tok-hun, Jennifer Coolidge, and Rob Hall.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Tom Araya ranks 46 out of 265Before him are Alexis Sánchez (1988), Gabriel González Videla (1898), José Manuel Balmaceda (1840), José Miguel Carrera (1785), Arturo Alessandri (1868), and Guillermo Subiabre (1903). After him are Sergio Badilla Castillo (1947), René Schneider (1913), Patricio Guzmán (1941), Marcelo Salas (1974), Teresa of the Andes (1900), and Juan Rodríguez Vega (1944).

Among MUSICIANS In Chile

Among musicians born in Chile, Tom Araya ranks 3Before him are Claudio Arrau (1903) and Violeta Parra (1917).