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Carole King

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer, her Tapestry album topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971, and remained on the charts for more than six years.

She was most successful as a performer in the first half of the 1970s, although she was a successful songwriter long before and long after. She had her first number 1 hit as a songwriter in 1960 at age 1 ...read more

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer, her Tapestry album topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971, and remained on the charts for more than six years.

She was most successful as a performer in the first half of the 1970s, although she was a successful songwriter long before and long after. She had her first number 1 hit as a songwriter in 1960 at age 18, with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", which she wrote with Goffin. In 1997, she co-wrote "The Reason" for Aerosmith, but instead it was sung by Celine Dion.

In 2000, Joel Whitburn, a Billboard Magazine pop music researcher, named her the most successful female songwriter of 1955–99, because she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2005 music historian Stuart Devoy found her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts 1952-2005.

King has made 25 solo albums, the most successful being Tapestry. Her most recent non-compilation album is Live at the Troubadour, a collaboration with James Taylor, which reached number 4 on the charts in its first week, and has sold over 600,000 copies.

She has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. Her album Tapestry once held the record for the longest time an album by a solo female artist remained at number one until it was first broken by Whitney Houston for the album The Bodyguard, and later by Adele for her 21 album.

In 2013, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a musical with a book by Douglas McGrath based on Carole King's life and featuring her music opened in San Francisco. It moved to Broadway in 2014. « hide

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LPs
A Holiday Carole
2011

2.5
1 Votes
Love Makes the World
2001

Colour of Your Dreams
1993

City Streets
1989

Speeding Time
1983

One to One
1982

Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King
1980

Touch the Sky
1979

Welcome Home
1978

Simple Things
1977

Thoroughbred
1976

Really Rosie
1975

4
4 Votes
Wrap Around Joy
1974

Fantasy
1973

Rhymes & Reasons
1972

Music
1971

Tapestry
1971

4.2
105 Votes
Writer
1970

Live Albums
The Living Room Tour
2005

The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971
1996

In Concert
1994

Compilations
The Legendary Demos
04/24/2012

Her Greatest Hits: Songs of Long Ago
1978

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