Carole King

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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 9,413,866 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Carole King is the 231st most popular singer (up from 331st in 2019), the 1,531st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,956th in 2019) and the 76th most popular American Singer.

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  • 39

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  • 3.18

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  • 4.57

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Among singers, Carole King ranks 231 out of 3,541Before her are Ajda Pekkan, Desireless, Alessandro Moreschi, Teresa Berganza, John Fogerty, and Robbie Williams. After her are Muslim Magomayev, Valery Leontiev, Sezen Aksu, Dave Gahan, Sonny Bono, and Milva.

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Among people born in 1942, Carole King ranks 102Before her are Barry Levinson, Bob Ross, Amine Gemayel, Margarethe von Trotta, Margaret Court, and Carlos Monzón. After her are László Sólyom, Muslim Magomayev, Mike Newell, René Angélil, António Lobo Antunes, and Isaac Hayes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carole King ranks 1,531 out of 15,968Before her are Will Eisner (1917), Fran Drescher (1957), Lee Iacocca (1924), Buddy Rich (1917), Russ Meyer (1922), and Charles Mingus (1922). After her are Sol LeWitt (1928), John Zorn (1953), Max Wright (1943), Alan Silvestri (1950), Mickey Cohen (1913), and Janet Gaynor (1906).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Carole King ranks 76Before her are Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), Tom Morello (1964), Chris Cornell (1964), Bessie Smith (1894), Meat Loaf (1947), and John Fogerty (1945). After her are Sonny Bono (1935), Axl Rose (1962), Lil Wayne (1982), Joey Ramone (1951), Gene Vincent (1935), and Phil Ochs (1940).

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