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Youssou N'Dour

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Youssou N'Dour (French: [jusu (ɛ)nduʁ], Wolof: Yuusu Nduur; also known as Youssou Madjiguène Ndour; born 1 October 1959) is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, musician, composer, occasional actor, businessman, and politician. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine described him as, "perhaps the most famous singer alive" in Senegal and much of Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Youssou N'Dour has received more than 1,330,824 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Youssou N'Dour is the 325th most popular singer (up from 346th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Senegal (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Senegalese Singer.

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  • 49

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  • 6.44

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  • 3.25

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Among singers, Youssou N'Dour ranks 325 out of 3,528Before him are Vera Lynn, Udo Dirkschneider, Giuseppina Strepponi, Tarja Turunen, Justin Timberlake, and Elis Regina. After him are Justin Bieber, Basshunter, Dusty Springfield, Christina Aguilera, Anggun, and Joey Ramone.

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Among people born in 1959, Youssou N'Dour ranks 50Before him are Rigoberta Menchú, Sade, Anne Hidalgo, Victoria Abril, Rosanna Arquette, and Michael P. Anderson. After him are Ving Rhames, Boyko Borisov, Nina Hartley, Ali Bongo Ondimba, Donna Strickland, and Rupert Everett.

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In Senegal

Among people born in Senegal, Youssou N'Dour ranks 9 out of 114Before him are Abdoulaye Wade (1926), Abdou Diouf (1935), Ségolène Royal (1953), Lamine Diack (1933), Macky Sall (1961), and Ousmane Sembène (1923). After him are Patrick Vieira (1976), Cheikh Anta Diop (1923), Patrice Evra (1981), Sadio Mané (1992), Mariama Bâ (1929), and Aliou Cissé (1976).

Among SINGERS In Senegal

Among singers born in Senegal, Youssou N'Dour ranks 1After him are Habib Koité (1958) and MC Solaar (1969).

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