Kim Carnes

1945 - Today

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Kim Carnes (; born July 20, 1945) is an American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she began her career as a songwriter in the 1960s, writing for other artists while performing in local clubs and working as a session background singer with the famed Waters sisters (featured in the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom). After she signed her first publishing deal with Jimmy Bowen, she released her debut album Rest on Me in 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kim Carnes has received more than 1,941,088 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Kim Carnes is the 357th most popular singer (down from 346th in 2019), the 2,217th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,013th in 2019) and the 115th most popular American Singer.

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  • 66.34

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  • 25

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  • 4.34

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  • 3.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kim Carnes ranks 357 out of 3,541Before her are Warda Al-Jazairia, Joe Lynn Turner, Viktor Tsoi, Iva Zanicchi, Joseph Kobzon, and Ali Farka Touré. After her are Mariah Carey, Chubby Checker, Miguel Bosé, Nexhmije Pagarusha, Udo Dirkschneider, and Joey Tempest.

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Among people born in 1945, Kim Carnes ranks 113Before her are Bobby Solo, Jaclyn Smith, Bob Gunton, Christophe, Alain Juppé, and Douglas Osheroff. After her are Christoph Schönborn, Raymond E. Feist, Anatoly Fomenko, John Garang, Ernie Hudson, and David Purley.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kim Carnes ranks 2,217 out of 15,968Before her are J. J. Abrams (1966), Leland Stanford (1824), Matt Dillon (1964), Joel Silver (1952), Margaret Sanger (1879), and Chester Barnard (1886). After her are Langston Hughes (1902), Donald Judd (1928), Mariah Carey (1969), Jason Bateman (1969), Tony Levin (1946), and Shannen Doherty (1971).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Kim Carnes ranks 115Before her are Stevie Nicks (1948), George Strait (1952), R. Kelly (1967), Neil Sedaka (1939), Roberta Flack (1937), and Joe Lynn Turner (1951). After her are Mariah Carey (1969), Chubby Checker (1941), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Karen Carpenter (1950), Eazy-E (1964), and Chris Brown (1989).