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  • Carole King
    Carole King American singer-songwriter
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    rank #1 · WDW 83 8 12
    Carole King Klein (born Carol Joan Klein; February 9, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter who has been active since 1958, initially as one of the staff songwriters at the Brill Building and later as a solo artist. She is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the US, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. King 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.
  • Willie Nelson
    Willie Nelson American entertainer and songwriter
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    rank #2 · WDW 66 15 29
    Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American musician, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
  • Savannah Snow
    Savannah Snow American, Songwriter
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    rank #3 · WDW 33 2 5
  • Gene Watson
    Gene Watson American, Songwriter
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    rank #4 · 51 3
    Gary Gene Watson (born October 11, 1943) is an American country singer. He is most famous for his 1975 hit "Love in the Hot Afternoon," his 1981 #1 hit "Fourteen Carat Mind," and his signature 1979 song "Farewell Party." Watson's long career has included five number one hits, 23 top tens, and over 76 charted singles.
  • Kara DioGuardi
    Kara DioGuardi American, Songwriter
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    rank #5 · WDW 137 18 9
    Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi (born December 9, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, Music Publisher, A&R Executive, Composer and television personality. She writes music primarily in the pop rock genre. DioGuardi has worked with many popular artists; sales of albums on which her songs appear exceed 160 million worldwide. DioGuardi is a Grammy and Emmy-nominated writer. She is a 2011 NAMM Music For Life Award winner, 2009 NMPA Songwriter Icon Award winner, 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, and has received 20 BMI Awards for co-writing the most performed songs on the radio.
  • Beenie Man
    Beenie Man Jamaican musician
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    rank #6 · WDW 27 1 3
    Anthony Moses Davis (born 22 August 1973), better known by his stage name Beenie Man, is a Jamaican dancehall deejay. He is widely considered one of the greatest and most internationally-recognized dancehall artists of all-time.
  • Johanna Bennett
    Johanna Bennett British singer
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    rank #7 · WDW 68 12
    Johanna Bennett (born 30 September 1984) is an English musician. She was the frontwoman of the band Totalizer, whose demos were produced by Dirty Pretty Things guitarist Anthony Rossomando. The band played a couple of shows and folded in November 2007.
  • Roberta Flack
    Roberta Flack Singer-songwriter, musician
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    rank #8 · WDW 66 2 10
    Roberta Cleopatra Flack (born February 10, 1937) is an American singer. She is known for her No. 1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song", "Feel Like Makin' Love"; and "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway.
  • Robert Palmer
    Robert Palmer British musician
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    rank #9 · WDW 23 20 12
    Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003) was an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. He was known for his powerful, distinctive, gritty and soulful voice, sartorial elegance and for combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues.
  • Ben Adams
    Ben Adams English singer, songwriter and record producer
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    rank #10 · WDW 42 120 20
    Benjamin “Ben” Edward Stephen Adams (born 22 November 1981) is a British singer and songwriter from Ascot, England, best known as a member of the British-Norwegian boy band A1.
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