The little weasels that take potshots at all of us? They're just little weasels. They get their jollies at the expense of others. I just don't take them seriously. ... Nobody was more surprised than me to find out I wasn't hip. I believed in what I did so much, I couldn't believe there were people who couldn't hear it.

Barry Manilow on his critics.

Manilow is an American singer with a career that spans seven decades. He has recorded and released 51 Top 40 singles on the Adult Contemporary Chart, including 13 that hit number one, 28 appeared within the top ten, and 36 in the top twenty. Manilow has released 13 platinum and six multi-platinum albums. 

Although not a favorite artist of music critics, Manilow has been praised by entertainers including Frank Sinatra.