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Paul Anka

Singer, Songwriter
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Net worth 2018: $80 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
BirthDay: 30 July 1941
Sigh: Leo
Height: 1.67 m
Education: Fisher Park High School

Paul Anka was bornon 30 July 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Canadian, American, is Singer, Songwriter. Paul Albert Anka is one of the greatest Canadian American songwriters, singers and actors of his time. He started his singing career at the age of 12 and went on to become famous at the age of 15. By the age of 17 he was one of the greatest teenage pop stars. He has recorded more than 120 albums till now which includes songs sung in different languages such as Spanish, German, French, Italian and Japanese which have sold more than 10 million copies all over the world. This included songs like, ‘Faibles Femmes’ in French, ‘Diana’ in Italian, ‘Kokoro No Sasae/ Shiawase E No Tabiji’ in Japanenese and many others. He has written more than 900 songs which have reached the Top 50 during five decades at different times. He discovered great artistes like Corey Hart, David Clayton-Thomas and Michael Buble. When people started to get more interested in hard rock, he changed his singing style from pop to rock. He also wrote a number of songs. He never rested on his laurels but continued to work as long as he could for he believed that working could only keep him in the limelight.


$80 Million


Paul Anka published his autobiography in 2013 co-written by David Dalton


The musical versatility of Anka was proven again when the album, ‘This is It’ co-written with Michael Jackson was released in 2009


He married his second wife Anna Anka on July 26, 2008 and divorced her in 2010


He recorded a hit with ‘Diana’ using Italian lyrics in a duet with Adriano Celentano in 2006


The albums ‘Rock Swings’ and ‘Classic Songs: My Way’ which came out in 2005 and 2007 respectively comprised of remade songs that had been sung by other artists


In 1998 he released the album ‘A Body of Work’ which contained remade singles sung by him and duets with Patti Labele and Celine Dion


His album ‘Amigos’, sung in Spanish, was released in 1996


He became an American citizen on September 6, 1990 and since then he holds the citizenship of both Canada and America


In 1989 he acted in an episode of ‘The Simpsons’


In 1983 his duet with Peter Cetera ‘Hold Me ‘Til Mornin’ Comes’ proved to be a great hit


During the 1980s and 1990s he went on releasing various concert recordings and compilations


In 1974 his controversial duet with Odia Coates ‘(You’re) Having My Baby’ topped the charts


He signed up with Buddah Records in the early 1970s


He wrote the lyrics for John Carson’s ‘The Tonight Show’, Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ in 1969 and Tom Jones’s ‘She’s a Lady’ in 1971


He portrayed Sammy Glick in the musical ‘What makes Sammy Run?’ form July 13, 1964 to July 20, 1964


In 1963 he purchased the rights and ownership of his catalog owned till then by ABC-Paramount


He moved over to adult contemporary by the late 1960s as his career was temporarily stalled by the British groups ‘Beatles’, ‘Rolling Stones’ and others


He acted in the film ‘Girls Town’ in 1959, ‘Look in Any Window’ in 1961 and ‘The Longest Day’ in 1962


His next four songs including ‘Its Time to Cry’ and ‘My Heart Sings’, released in 1958 and bagged the fourth and fifteenth positions respectively in the charts


In 1957, Anka returned to New York and sang ‘Diana’, a song that he had written himself, for Don Costa of ABC-Paramount Records which made him famous as it topped the American and Canadian music charts


In 1956 he recorded a single ‘Blau-Wile Deverest Fontaine’ which did not become a hit


Paul Anka recorded his first solo ‘I Confess’ in 1955 at the age of 14


Paul Anka was born on July 30, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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