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Barry White

1944 - 2003

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Barry Eugene Carter (September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003), better known by his stage name Barry White, was an American singer and songwriter. A two-time Grammy Award winner known for his bass voice and romantic image, his greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with The Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits: "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" and "You're the First, the Last, My Everything". White recorded 20 studio albums during the course of his career, but multiple versions and compilations were released worldwide that were certified gold, 41 of which also attained platinum status. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barry White has received more than 5,355,795 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Barry White is the 32nd most popular singer (up from 35th in 2019), the 202nd most popular biography from United States (up from 227th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Singer.

Barry White is most famous for his deep, raspy voice and sensual lyrics. He is a singer, songwriter, and producer of soul and R&B music.

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Among singers, Barry White ranks 32 out of 3,528Before him are Agnetha Fältskog, Serge Gainsbourg, Umm Kulthum, Cesária Évora, Brian Johnson, and Whitney Houston. After him are Nana Mouskouri, James Brown, Jacques Brel, Patti Smith, Plácido Domingo, and Nico.

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Among people born in 1944, Barry White ranks 7Before him are Danny DeVito, Gerhard Schröder, Michael Douglas, Ban Ki-moon, Miloš Zeman, and George Lucas. After him are Jeff Beck, Alexander Van der Bellen, Reinhold Messner, Rutger Hauer, Ernő Rubik, and Geraldine Chaplin. Among people deceased in 2003, Barry White ranks 10Before him are Leni Riefenstahl, Johnny Cash, Gregory Peck, Robert K. Merton, Alija Izetbegović, and Heydar Aliyev. After him are Maurice Gibb, Nina Simone, Edward Teller, Ilya Prigogine, Edward Said, and Soong Mei-ling.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barry White ranks 202 out of 18,182Before him are Alec Baldwin (1958), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Gene Cernan (1934), Ben Affleck (1972), B. F. Skinner (1904), and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803). After him are Henry Fonda (1905), David Rockefeller (1915), Christopher Reeve (1952), Edward Thorndike (1874), Jesse Owens (1913), and Mel Gibson (1956).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Barry White ranks 14Before him are Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Barbra Streisand (1942), Tupac Shakur (1971), Johnny Cash (1932), and Whitney Houston (1963). After him are James Brown (1933), Patti Smith (1946), Joe Dassin (1938), Nina Simone (1933), Billie Holiday (1915), and Ella Fitzgerald (1917).