Alan Menken

1949 - Today

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Alan Irwin Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American composer, best known for his scores and songs for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores and songs for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas (1995) have each won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores and songs for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Newsies (1992), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Home on the Range (2004), Enchanted (2007), and Tangled (2010), among others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Menken has received more than 2,934,296 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Alan Menken is the 372nd most popular musician (up from 546th in 2019), the 2,071st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,865th in 2019) and the 112th most popular Musician.

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  • 33

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  • 4.47

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  • 3.55

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Among musicians, Alan Menken ranks 372 out of 2,662Before him are Alexis Weissenberg, Grace Slick, Willi Boskovsky, Adrian Smith, Chris Martin, and Johnny Winter. After him are Krystian Zimerman, Bobby McFerrin, David Popper, Steve Morse, Roger Whittaker, and Barış Manço.

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Among people born in 1949, Alan Menken ranks 109Before him are Matthew Festing, Bo Xilai, Mick Taylor, Irina Rodnina, Armand Assante, and Leopoldo Luque. After him are Ivan Patzaichin, Gregg Popovich, Ken Wilber, Dubravka Ugrešić, Émerson Leão, and Ronnie Hellström.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Menken ranks 2,071 out of 18,182Before him are Hiram Maxim (1840), Linda Ronstadt (1946), Eric Adams (1952), Johnny Winter (1944), Georgina Spelvin (1936), and Walter Tevis (1928). After him are Madeleine Stowe (1958), Leland Stanford (1824), Perry Como (1912), Tommie Smith (1944), Teri Hatcher (1964), and Candice Bergen (1946).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Alan Menken ranks 112Before him are David Crosby (1941), Peter Criss (1945), Robert Trujillo (1964), Jerry Reed (1937), Grace Slick (1939), and Johnny Winter (1944). After him are Bobby McFerrin (1950), Steve Morse (1954), Tony Levin (1946), Buddy Guy (1936), Pat Martino (1944), and Moondog (1916).