Paul Anka is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter and actor.
Encouraged by his parents, at age 14 he recorded his first single, “I Confess.” In 1957 he went to New York City where he auditioned for ABC, singing a love struck verse he had written to a former babysitter, Diana Ayoub. The song, “Diana”, brought Anka instant stardom as it rocketed to number one on the charts. “Diana” is one of the best selling 45s in music history. He followed up with four songs that made it into the Top 20 in 1958, making him one of the biggest teen idols of the time.