James Taylor

James Taylor



James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.[2] He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.[3]

Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 3 single "Fire and Rain" and had his first No. 1 hit the following year with "You've Got a Friend", a recording of Carole King's classic song. His 1976 Greatest Hits album was certified Diamond and has sold 12 million US copies. Following his 1977 album, JT, he has retained a large audience over the decades. Every album that he released from 1977 to 2007 sold over 1 million copies. He enjoyed a resurgence in chart performance during the late 1990s and 2000s, when he recorded some of his most-awarded work (including Hourglass, October Road, and Covers). He achieved his first number-one album in the US in 2015 with his recording Before This World.[4]

He is known for his popular covers of other people's songs, such as "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" and the aforementioned "You've Got A Friend", as well as originals such as "Fire and Rain".



Carolina in My Mind
"Carolina in My Mind" is a song written and performed by singer-songwriter James Taylor, which first appeared on his 1968 self-titled debut album.
You've Got a Friend
"You've Got a Friend" is a 1971 song written by Carole King.
Remember the Titans
Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin.
Fire and Rain
"Fire and Rain" is a folk rock song written and performed by James Taylor.

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Charlie Puth & James Taylor Call For “Change” On New Single
  –  March 26, 2018
The 26-year-old teams up with James Taylor for “Change,” a timely track that was debuted ... “Look around there are too many of us crying, not enough love to go around,” the well-matched singer/songwriters croon in a verse.
Charlie Puth Unveils New Track ‘Change’ Feat. James Taylor, Dedicates Song To Parkland Shooting Victims
  –  March 26, 2018
James Taylor is out now. This song is dedicated to all of the Parkland ... after he got involved with the student-led March For Our Lives protests Saturday. The singer shared a snap of himself on Instagram posing alongside two survivors, praising the ...
James Taylor
  –  March 25, 2018
The American singer-songwriter James Taylor has been making beautiful music across six decades. Along with his great friend Carole King – his cover of her song “You’ve Got a Friend” is iconic – and one-time wife Carly Simon, Taylor established ...
James Taylor tells of Inheaven’s origins
  –  March 24, 2018
James Taylor — singer-guitarist for great new English outfit Inheaven, which hits The City next week — believes he was fated to have a musical career. It started when his parents christened him James at birth, in reference to their favorite actor James ...
Happy Birthday, James Taylor! His Best Duets with Carly Simon, Carole King and More
  –  March 12, 2018
Happy birthday, James Taylor! The singer-songwriter turns 70 on March 12, 2018. Taylor recently announced a 2018 summer tour with his longtime friend and collaborator, blues rocker Bonnie Raitt. Taylor’s love of collaborating with other musicians is ...
Charlie Puth Unveils New Track ‘Change’ Feat. James Taylor, Dedicates Song To Parkland Shooting Victims
  –  March 26, 2018
The musician added that the track was dedicated to “all of the Parkland students” after February’s horrific shooting, which saw 17 people get gunned down and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Change feat. James Taylor is out now.


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