Paul Anka

1941 - Today

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Paul Albert Anka (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known for his signature hit songs including "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". Anka also wrote the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; one of Tom Jones' biggest hits, "She's a Lady"; and the English lyrics to Claude François and Jacques Revaux's music for Frank Sinatra's signature song "My Way", which has been recorded by many, including Elvis Presley. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Anka has received more than 7,330,270 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Paul Anka is the 114th most popular singer (down from 73rd in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Canada (down from 19th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian Singer.

Paul Anka is most famous for his song, "Puppy Love," which he wrote when he was 14 years old.

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  • 7.3M

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  • 72.45

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  • 46

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  • 4.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Paul Anka ranks 114 out of 3,541Before him are Peter Gabriel, Klaus Meine, Gloria Gaynor, Georges Moustaki, Teresa Teng, and Enya. After him are Anna Netrebko, Carmen Miranda, Eros Ramazzotti, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Marie Fredriksson, and Sylvie Vartan.

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Among people born in 1941, Paul Anka ranks 40Before him are Laura Antonelli, Gheorghe Zamfir, Vivienne Westwood, Wolfgang Petersen, Ali Hassan al-Majid, and Ritchie Valens. After him are Pete Best, Mahmoud Darwish, Ivan Gašparovič, Jordi Savall, Jürgen Prochnow, and Anne Rice.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Paul Anka ranks 27 out of 1,130Before him are David Cronenberg (1943), Frederick Banting (1891), Gilles Villeneuve (1950), William Shatner (1931), Maud Lewis (1903), and Neil Young (1945). After him are John Kenneth Galbraith (1908), Willard Boyle (1924), Henry Mintzberg (1939), Pierre Trudeau (1919), William Giauque (1895), and Richard E. Taylor (1929).

Among SINGERS In Canada

Among singers born in Canada, Paul Anka ranks 2Before him are Celine Dion (1968). After him are Bryan Adams (1959), Drake (1986), Mylène Farmer (1961), Justin Bieber (1994), Denny Doherty (1940), Shawn Mendes (1998), Nelly Furtado (1978), Shania Twain (1965), Alanis Morissette (1974), and Jon Vickers (1926).