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Carole King

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Carole King Klein (born Carol Joan Klein; February 9, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has been active since 1958. The most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the US, she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She 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 13,091,150 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Carole King is the 299th most popular singer (down from 231st in 2019), the 1,907th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,530th in 2019) and the 97th most popular American Singer.

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  • 13M

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  • 57.71

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Carole King ranks 299 out of 3,528Before her are Gene Vincent, Dusty Hill, Tarkan, Vicky Leandros, George Strait, and DJ Khaled. After her are Iva Zanicchi, Marc Bolan, Busta Rhymes, Alan Lancaster, Théo Sarapo, and C. C. Catch.

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Among people born in 1942, Carole King ranks 131Before her are David Bradley, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Isaac Hayes, Kang Kek Iew, Mirjana Marković, and Janusz Korwin-Mikke. After her are Fraser Stoddart, Milan Milutinović, Frank Zane, Herbjørg Wassmo, Muslim Magomayev, and Pedro Rocha.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carole King ranks 1,907 out of 18,182Before her are Michael P. Anderson (1959), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), Al Oerter (1936), Malcolm Glazer (1928), Edsel Ford (1893), and Alben W. Barkley (1877). After her are Robby Krieger (1946), Josiah Warren (1798), Roger Corman (1926), Joan Rivers (1933), Harold Garfinkel (1917), and Asa Griggs Candler (1851).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Carole King ranks 97Before her are Bill Withers (1938), Solomon Burke (1936), Gene Vincent (1935), Dusty Hill (1949), George Strait (1952), and DJ Khaled (1975). After her are Busta Rhymes (1972), Billy Preston (1946), Phil Ochs (1940), Justin Timberlake (1981), Christina Aguilera (1980), and Joey Ramone (1951).

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