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Paul Anka

1941 - Today

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Paul Albert Anka (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian-American 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 8,245,827 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Paul Anka is the 156th most popular singer (down from 114th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Canada (down from 27th in 2019) and the 3rd 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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  • 8.2M

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  • 62.16

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  • 52

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  • 3.54

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  • 5.26

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Among singers, Paul Anka ranks 156 out of 3,528Before him are Tony Bennett, Gilbert Bécaud, Dr. Dre, Feodor Chaliapin, Ibrahim Ferrer, and Chris Norman. After him are Mirella Freni, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Chester Bennington, John Denver, Bob Geldof, and Alessandro Moreschi.

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Among people born in 1941, Paul Anka ranks 66Before him are Dan Shechtman, Otis Redding, Pete Best, Ray Tomlinson, Milan Kučan, and Franco Columbu. After him are Claudine Auger, Igor Smirnov, Mohamed Ghannouchi, Toyo Ito, Louis Ignarro, and Neil Diamond.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Paul Anka ranks 39 out of 1,350Before him are Howard Shore (1946), Henry Mintzberg (1939), Richard E. Taylor (1929), René Angélil (1942), William Giauque (1895), and Joni Mitchell (1943). After him are Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Denis Villeneuve (1967), Mary Pickford (1892), Jim Peebles (1935), Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), and Lois Maxwell (1927).

Among SINGERS In Canada

Among singers born in Canada, Paul Anka ranks 3Before him are Celine Dion (1968) and Bryan Adams (1959). After him are Drake (1986), Mylène Farmer (1961), Justin Bieber (1994), Denny Doherty (1940), Shania Twain (1965), Nelly Furtado (1978), Shawn Mendes (1998), Michael Bublé (1975), and Alanis Morissette (1974).

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