Carole King

1942 - Today

Carole King

Carole King Klein (born Carol Joan Klein; February 9, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter who has been active since 1958, initially as one of the staff songwriters at the Brill Building and later as a solo artist. She is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the US, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. King also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK, making her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts between 1962 and 2005.King's major success began in the 1960s when she and her first husband, Gerry Goffin, wrote more than two dozen chart hits, many of which have become standards, for numerous artists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carole King has received more than 8,218,199 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 330th most popular singer.

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  • 8.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Carole King ranks 330 out of 3,001Before her are Justin Timberlake, Sabrina Salerno, Katy Perry, Boy George, George Strait, and Teddy Scholten. After her are Ariana Grande, Kim Wilde, Chris Brown, Ali Farka Touré, Joseph Kobzon, and Solomon Burke.

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Among people born in 1942, Carole King ranks 132Before her are Margarethe von Trotta, Amine Gemayel, Pedro Rocha, Mike Markkula, René Angélil, and Rei Kawakubo. After her are Vasily Alekseyev, Mike Newell, Carlos Monzón, Guy Edwards, Iolu Abil, and Milan Milutinović.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carole King ranks 1,956 out of 12,171Before her are John Saxon (1935), George Hamilton (1939), Agnes Smedley (1892), Ethel Barrymore (1879), Larry Scott (1938), and Samuel Fuller (1912). After her are Marcia Cross (1962), Irving Penn (1917), Brendan Fraser (1968), Jack Nicklaus (1940), Wade Williams (1961), and Ariana Grande (1993).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Carole King ranks 100Before her are Andy Williams (1927), Neil Sedaka (1939), Busta Rhymes (1972), Justin Timberlake (1981), Katy Perry (1984), and George Strait (1952). After her are Ariana Grande (1993), Chris Brown (1989), Solomon Burke (1936), Cass Elliot (1941), Mariah Carey (1969), and Carl Perkins (1932).