Twitter users ask ‘Who is Paul McCartney?’

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter

San Francisco, CA, United States (AHN) – Several young and clueless Grammy Awards viewers caused quite a stir when they tweeted “Who is Paul McCartney?”

According to BuzzFeed, their tweets flooded across Twitter as McCartney was performing on stage Sunday night. Some wanted to know whose father or grandfather he was, some were outraged and some just wanted to have some fun.

For those who have been hiding under a rock somewhere, Paul McCartney is a English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. He is a former member of The Beatles where he first gained fame alongside John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

McCartney is listed in the Guinness World Records as the “most successful musician and composer in popular musical history.” BBC News Online readers named McCartney the “greatest composer of the millennium.”

One of his most famous songs, “Yesterday,” has been covered by more than 2,200 artists, more than any song in the history of recorded music. Since its release in 1965, “Yesterday” has been played more than 7 million times on American television and radio.

As a performer or songwriter, McCartney has 31 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. In the United Kingdom alone, he earned 60 gold discs with sales of 100 million singles.

McCartney has composed film scores, classical and electronic music. He has also taken part in projects to help international charities.

On Feb. 9, McCartney finally received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and on the 10th he was honored with the Music Cares Person of the Year honor.

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