KING NAMED MOST SUCCESSFUL FEMALE SONGWRITER BY WHITBURN
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, December 17, 2000–Billboard Magazine Pop Music researcher, Joel Whitburn is the definitive source for all facts musical. In a Los Angeles Times review of his most recent offering, Whitburn named Carole King as the #1 most successful female songwriter of the 1955-99 pop music era. By Whitburn’s calculation, King has written or co-written 118 pop hits that have made the Billboard Top 100 Charts during that period. Leading all comers is Paul McCartney with 169 charted hits.