Manu Chao is a French-born singer who sings in several languages, including French, English, Spanish and Arabic. He co-founded the band Mano Negra in the 1980s. His solo career began after Mano Negra disbanded in 1995. He released his debut full-length solo album titled Clandestino in 1998. The album produced the hit singles Bongo Bong and Clandestino.
He is the son of Felisa Ortega and renowned Spanish journalist and writer Ramón Chao. He has a brother named Antoine Chao, with whom he formed Mano Negra.
His hit album Clandestino is regarded as one of the best-selling albums of all time in France. The album was also placed at the 8th position on the Rolling Stone magazine's 2012’s list of the 10 Greatest Latin Rock Albums of All Time.
His song, Bongo Bong, has been covered by a number of famous singers, including British singer Robbie Williams.
is a famous French singer, musician, and producer,
who was born on
June 21, 1961. As a person born on this date, Manu Chao is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 21) and the 107th most popular for the year (1961).
People born on June 21
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Manu Chao is the 690th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Manu Chao's birthday, Manu Chao is the 150th most famous French and ranks 155th in famous people born in Paris, France.
In general, Manu Chao ranks as the 7970th
most popular famous person, and the 832nd most popular singer of all time.
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