Primary Wave Music, the leading independent publisher of iconic music in the world has partnered with VidDay to celebrate Paul Anka’s 80th birthday, and you’re all invited to join his milestone celebration.
Paul Anka began his career at the tender age of 14 and was catapulted into fame at 16 with the hit single Diana. Now, over 64 years later, Paul Anka is turning 80 years old.
Join In On the Celebration!
We want to wish Paul Anka the happiest of birthdays with a VidDay video gift.
He's given us so many memories through his music, acting, and songwriting — it's time for us to make some memories for him. Record a video message for Anka for his upcoming birthday. Tell him of a memory you had because of him, or simply wish him a happy birthday.
Paul Anka's 80th Birthday video highlight reel:
Paul Anka's 80th Birthday Video!
It's simple to join in on the birthday fun!
First, you need to record a video message of yourself telling the one and only Paul Anka Happy Birthday!
Then, once we’ve collected everyone’s videos, they will all be compiled in a mega birthday video message for Paul Anka himself.
This video will be shared with Paul Anka and featured on all his social media accounts so that you can watch how he's impacted everyone’s lives — just like he's influenced yours.
In just three simple steps, you'll be able to record, upload, and share the love.
Record Your Video Message
The first step is to record a video message. Record a birthday video message from your phone, tablet, or computer anywhere that is easiest for you. In your video message, you can express anything that you’d like to tell the crooner himself. Tell him a story of how much he’s meant to you or an old memory that you have of one of his songs. Or simply wish him a happy birthday.
Submit Your Video
It's simple to upload your birthday video message. Click on the link, and you'll be directed to the submission page. Here you'll be able to choose the media that you want to upload! You can select the video message you created just for Paul Anka himself.
Be Included in His Surprise
A video montage will be delivered to Paul on his birthday to celebrate his 80th. Once the birthday video is live, you'll get an email letting you know that it's ready to watch! Or you can check out any of his social media accounts — his birthday video will be broadcast live to the world there!
The Legendary Paul Anka
Paul Anka has had an eventful life both on and off the stage. The Canadian singer, actor, and songwriter became a teen heartthrob at the age of 16.
Born July 30, 1941, in Ottawa into a tight-knit Canadian family, Paul Anka didn't waste much time getting his life in music started. He began singing in the Church choir and studied piano. Since his rise to fame in the '50s, he has worked with Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Jackson, just to name a few.
His Rise to Fame
When Diana was released, it went No. 1 in the world within weeks. Diana was a song he wrote about a girl that he had a crush on back in Ottawa. He was only 16 at the time and was propelled into instant stardom. Diana went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide.
Since then, Paul Anka was officially a teen idol status.
By his early 20's he was already touring the world with a hit, Lonely Boy, and a song that's been popularized again from its remix on TikTok, Put Your Head On My Shoulders.
He's been quoted as saying, "My life as a teenager ended at 16," and that, "I went into another sphere."
He's been swooning crowds ever since with his beautiful voice and talented songwriting skills.
The rest is history.
Paul Anka's New Album
Paul Anka's new album’‘Making Memories' will be releasing this summer.
His new singles, 'Making Memories' and 'Put Your Head On My Shoulder' featuring Olivia Newton-John, are now available on all streaming platforms.
Anka Sings Sinatra Tour
He's back by popular demand. Paul Anka will be going on tour, and tickets are now on sale! The iconic singer/songwriter will be honoring a great artist who's had an enormous influence on Anka – Frank Sinatra. He will also be featuring his hits that's spanned the past 61 years.
"The Anka Sings Sinatra tour will honor a great artist who has influenced me more than anyone else throughout my career, Frank Sinatra. This show will also feature the hits that have spanned my career on this 65th anniversary year. It will be a night filled with his songs, my songs, my way!" – Paul Anka
Find tickets in a city near you.
Make Paul's Birthday Extra Special.
Paul Anka created many memories, and now it's time to give back. Record and submit a video message for Paul to surprise him on his birthday — he'll love hearing your favorite memory of his music.
Do you want to learn how to create your own magical birthday video for someone special? Then, check out our Ultimate Birthday Video Guide!
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