Carole King

Carole King



Carole King (born Carol Joan Klein, February 9, 1942) is an American composer and singer-songwriter.[2] She is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the USA, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999.[3] King also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK,[4] making her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts between 1952 and 2005.[5]

King's career began in the 1960s when she and her first husband, Gerry Goffin, wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists, many of which have become standards. She has continued writing for other artists since then. King's success as a performer in her own right did not come until the 1970s, when she sang her own songs, accompanying herself on the piano, in a series of albums and concerts. After experiencing commercial disappointment with her debut album Writer, King scored her breakthrough with the album Tapestry, which topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years.[6]

King has made 25 solo albums, the most successful being Tapestry, which held the record for most weeks at No. 1 by a female artist for more than 20 years. Her most recent non-compilation album was Live at the Troubadour in 2010, a collaboration with James Taylor that reached number 4 on the charts in its first week and has sold over 600,000 copies. Her records sales were estimated at more than 75 million copies worldwide.[7][8]

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. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be so honored.[9] She is also a 2015 Kennedy Center Honoree.



Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do is an album by musical artist Carole King, released on June 12, 2017.
In Tokyo
In Tokyo is an album by musical artist Carole King, released on March 15, 2017.
One Small Voice
One Small Voice is a song by musical artist Carole King, released on February 1, 2017.
The Care Bears Movie
The Care Bears Movie is a 1985 Canadian-American animated fantasy film and the second feature film from the Canadian animation studio Nelvana.

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Review: Duo take the affecting sounds of Carole King and James Taylor to Belfast stage
  –  January 20, 2018
So The James Taylor and Carole King Story delivered by Dan Clews and Phoebe Katis on Thursday evening at Belfast's Black Box venue as one of the Out to Lunch Festival highlights had a lot to do. In the first half Clews, a good guitarist and singer ...
Re-Covering The Music Of Carole King
  –  January 19, 2018
Carole King is one of the most important singer/songwriters of the 20th Century: her influence stretches well beyond her own recordings. Our program will consist of many of the songs King wrote in collaboration with Gerry Goffin and others. The second half ...
  –  January 19, 2018
Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its ...
Bringing Carole King to life onstage in Beautiful
  –  January 17, 2018
Esther Hannaford plays Carole King in the musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The show tells the story of the famous singer-songwriter’s life and career using songs that she wrote. It tracks her start as a songwriter with her then husband Gerry ...
Flashback Friday: Remember Carole King's First Trip to Beautiful on Broadway?
  –  January 12, 2018
Carole King reneged on her vow to abstain from seeing the show, and took a trip to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to surprise the Broadway cast — particularly Jessie Mueller, who ended up winning a Tony Award for her portrayal of the singer-songwriter.
Beautiful - Carole King musical stars Macclesfield singer
  –  December 22, 2017
'Beautiful' tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman, Take Good Care of my Baby, You’ve ...


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