DIONNE WARWICK Biography - Musicians


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Name: Marie Dionne Warrick                                                           
Born: December 12, 1940 East Orange, New Jersey                                     
Dionne Warwick (born Marie Dionne Warrick on December 12, 1940), is an acclaimed     
five-time Grammy Award-winning African American singer, actress, activist,           
United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization,         
former United States Ambassador of Health, and humanitarian. She is best known       
for her partnership with songwriters and producers Burt Bacharach and Hal David.     
According to Billboard Magazine, Dionne Warwick is second only to Aretha             
Franklin as the female vocalist with the most Billboard Hot 100 chart hits           
during the rock era (1955-1999).[citation needed] Warwick charted a total of 56     
hits in the Billboard Hot 100.[citation needed] Dionne scored crossover hits on     
the Rhythm & Blues charts and the Adult Contemporary charts. Joel Whitburn's         
tome on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts entitled "Top Pop Singles 1955-1999" ranked     
Dionne Warwick as the 20th most popular of the top 200 artists of the rock era       
based upon the Billboard Pop Singles Charts.