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-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer. A two-time Grammy Award–winner known for his bass-baritone 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: "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe". White recorded 19 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 4,644,636 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Barry White is the 35th most popular singer (up from 38th in 2019), the 227th most popular biography from United States (up from 231st in 2019) and the 16th 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 35 out of 3,541Before him are Umm Kulthum, Nana Mouskouri, Brian Johnson, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Serge Gainsbourg. After him are Nico, Andrea Bocelli, Jacques Brel, Nina Simone, Amanda Lear, and Ozzy Osbourne.

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Among people born in 1944, Barry White ranks 7Before him are Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas, Ban Ki-moon, Gerhard Schröder, George Lucas, and Jeff Beck. After him are Joe Cocker, Miloš Zeman, Jimmy Page, Rutger Hauer, Alexander Van der Bellen, and Geraldine Chaplin. Among people deceased in 2003, Barry White ranks 9Before him are Katharine Hepburn, Leni Riefenstahl, Idi Amin, Gregory Peck, Alija Izetbegović, and Heydar Aliyev. After him are Robert K. Merton, Nina Simone, Edward Teller, Edward Said, Ilya Prigogine, and Robert Kardashian.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barry White ranks 227 out of 15,968Before him are Aretha Franklin (1942), Brigham Young (1801), Tony Curtis (1925), George S. Patton (1885), Robert Duvall (1931), and James Monroe (1758). After him are Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Sigourney Weaver (1949), Benjamin Harrison (1833), Henry Miller (1891), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), and Andrew Jackson (1767).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Barry White ranks 16Before him are Tupac Shakur (1971), James Brown (1933), Barbra Streisand (1942), Patti Smith (1946), Whitney Houston (1963), and Aretha Franklin (1942). After him are Nina Simone (1933), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Eminem (1972), Stevie Wonder (1950), Kurt Cobain (1967), and Sarah Vaughan (1924).