Yma Sumac

1923 - 2008

Yma Sumac

Yma Sumac (; September 13, 1922 (birth certificate) or September 10, 1922 (later documents) – November 1, 2008), was a Peruvian coloratura soprano. In the 1950s, she was one of the most famous exponents of exotica music. Sumac became an international success based on her extreme vocal range. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yma Sumac has received more than 1,421,203 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 118th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Yma Sumac ranks 118 out of 3,001Before her are Françoise Hardy, Robin Gibb, Gilbert Bécaud, Eros Ramazzotti, Georges Brassens, and Šaban Šaulić. After her are Ben E. King, Sandra, Little Richard, Ibrahim Ferrer, Bruce Dickinson, and Feodor Chaliapin.

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Among people born in 1923, Yma Sumac ranks 29Before her are Jack Kilby, Richard Attenborough, Arvid Carlsson, Yaşar Kemal, Val Logsdon Fitch, and Valentina Cortese. After her are Antoni Tàpies, Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, René Girard, Markus Wolf, Lee Teng-hui, and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria. Among people deceased in 2008, Yma Sumac ranks 26Before her are Willis Lamb, Richard Wright, Jules Dassin, Roy Scheider, Michael Crichton, and Heath Ledger. After her are Edward Norton Lorenz, Jacques Piccard, Leonid Hurwicz, Mel Ferrer, George Carlin, and Mahmoud Darwish.

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In Peru

Among people born in Peru, Yma Sumac ranks 14 out of 124Before her are Rose of Lima (1586), Pachacuti (1380), Manco Cápac (1250), Túpac Amaru II (1738), Alan García (1949), and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (1938). After her are Manco Inca Yupanqui (1512), Martin de Porres (1579), Huáscar (1490), Topa Inca Yupanqui (1441), Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539), and Teófilo Cubillas (1949).

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Among SINGERS In Peru

Among singers born in Peru, Yma Sumac ranks 1After her are Juan Diego Flórez (1973) and Immortal Technique (1978).

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