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December 1, 1934 in Philadelphia
April 24, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, United States
American soul singer
Billy Paul (born Paul Williams on December 1, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a well known soul singer, famous for his Grammy-winning vocals on "Me and Mrs. Jones". He is sometimes known as a one-hit wonder, because while "Me and Mrs. Jones" was a No. 1 hit for the last three weeks of 1972, it was his only chart topper on the pop and soul music listings. Paul has been a frequent member and hit maker for the soul music scene in the years before and after his Grammy Award, especially with the use of the consistently popular Philadelphia soul style as his backing.
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