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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
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 Tapestry: Live in Hyde Park in 2017. Her records sales were estimated at more than 75 million copies worldwide.[7][8] She has won four Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
for her songwriting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be so honored.[9] She is also a 2015 Kennedy Center Honoree.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 1960s 3 1970s, Tapestry 4 1980s 5 1990s 6 2000s 7 2010-present 8 Acting roles 9 Personal life and family 10 Political and environmental activism 11 Tributes and covers

11.1 Film biography 11.2 Broadway musical biography

12 Awards

12.1 Recognition

13 Discography 14 Filmography 15 Certifications 16 See also 17 References 18 External links

Early life and education[edit] King was born Carol Joan Klein in February 1942 in Manhattan, to a Jewish
Jewish
family. Her mother, Eugenia (née Cammer), was a teacher, and her father, Sidney N. Klein, was a firefighter for the New York City Fire Department.[10][11] Sidney, a chemistry major, and Eugenia, an English and drama major, met in an elevator when they were students at Brooklyn College, in 1936.[12]:10 They married in 1937, during the end of the Great Depression.[12]:10 Eugenia dropped out of college to run the household; Sidney also quit college and briefly took a job as a radio announcer.[12]:10 With the economy struggling, he then took a more secure job as a firefighter in New York.[12]:10 After King was born, they remained in Brooklyn, and eventually were able to buy a small two-story duplex where they could rent out the upstairs for income.[13][14] Eugenia had learned how to play piano as a child and, after buying a piano, would sometimes practice. Carol had an insatiable curiosity about music in general from the time she was about three years old, so her mother began teaching her some very basic piano skills, but did not give Carol actual lessons.[12]:14 When Carol was four years old, her parents discovered she had developed a sense of absolute pitch, which enabled her to often name a note correctly by just hearing it.[12]:14 Sidney enjoyed showing off his daughter's skill to visiting friends: "My dad's smile was so broad that it encompassed the lower half of his face. I enjoyed making my father happy and getting the notes right."[12]:15 Carol's mother then began giving her real music lessons when Carol was four years old.[12]:16 Carol would climb up on the stool and be raised even higher by sitting on a phone book.[15] With her mother sitting alongside her, Carol was taught music theory and elementary piano technique, including how to read notation and execute proper note timing. King wanted to learn as much as possible: "My mother never forced me to practice. She didn't have to. I wanted so much to master the popular songs that poured out of the radio."[12]:16 Carol began kindergarten when she was four years old, but after her first year she was promoted directly to second grade because she had an exceptional facility with words and numbers.[12]:16 In the 1950s, she went to James Madison High School. She formed a band called the Co-Sines, changed her name to Carole King, and made demo records with her friend Paul Simon
Paul Simon
for $25 a session.[16][17] Her first official recording was the promotional single "The Right Girl", released by ABC-Paramount
ABC-Paramount
in 1958, which she wrote and sang to an arrangement by Don Costa.[18] She attended Queens College, where she met Gerry Goffin, who was to become her songwriting partner. When she was 17, they married in a Jewish
Jewish
ceremony on Long Island in August 1959 after King had become pregnant with her first daughter, Louise.[19][20] They quit college and took daytime jobs, Goffin working as an assistant chemist and King as a secretary.[21] They wrote songs together in the evening.[22] Neil Sedaka, who had dated King when he was still in high school,[23] had a hit in 1959 with "Oh! Carol". Goffin took the tune and wrote the playful response, "Oh! Neil", which King recorded and released as a single the same year. The B-side contained the Goffin-King song "A Very Special
Special
Boy".[24][25] The single was not a success.[26] After writing The Shirelles' Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
#1 hit "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", the first No.1 hit by a black girl group,[27] Goffin and King gave up the daytime jobs to concentrate on writing.[28][29] "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" became a standard.[30][31] 1960s[edit] During the sixties, with King writing the music and Goffin the lyrics, the two wrote a string of classic songs for a variety of artists.[32] King and Goffin were also the songwriting team behind Don Kirshner's Dimension Records, which produced songs including "Chains" (later covered by the Beatles), "The Loco-Motion" for their babysitter Little Eva, and "It Might as Well Rain Until September" which King recorded herself in 1962—her first hit.[33] King would record a few follow-up singles in the wake of "September", but none of them sold much, and her already sporadic recording career was entirely abandoned (albeit temporarily) by 1966. Other songs of King's early period (through 1967) include "Half Way To Paradise" [Tony Orlando, covered by Billy Fury in U.K.], "Take Good Care of My Baby" for Bobby Vee, "Up on the Roof" for the Drifters, "I'm into Something Good" for Earl-Jean (later covered by Herman's Hermits), "One Fine Day" for The Chiffons, and "Pleasant Valley Sunday" for the Monkees (inspired by their move to suburban West Orange, New Jersey),[34] and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" for Aretha Franklin.[35] The duo wrote several songs recorded by Dusty Springfield, including Goin' Back
Goin' Back
and Some of Your Lovin'.

By 1968, Goffin and King were divorced and were starting to lose contact.[19] King moved to Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles with her two daughters and reactivated her recording career by forming "The City", a music trio consisting of Charles Larkey, her future husband, on bass; Danny Kortchmar on guitar and vocals; and King on piano and vocals.[32][36][37] The City produced one album, Now That Everything's Been Said in 1968, but King's reluctance to perform live meant sales were slow.[38] A change of distributors meant that the album was quickly deleted; the group disbanded in 1969.[39] The album was re-discovered by Classic Rock radio in the early 1980s and the cut "Snow Queen" received nominal airplay for a few years. Cleveland's WMMS
WMMS
played it every few weeks from 1981 to 1985, and the long-out-of-print LP became sought after by fans of Carole King
Carole King
who like the edgy sound of the music.[citation needed] 1970s, Tapestry[edit]

King about 1977

While in Laurel Canyon, King met James Taylor
James Taylor
and Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
as well as Toni Stern, with whom she would collaborate on songs.[16] King made her first solo album, Writer, in 1970 for Lou Adler's Ode label, with Taylor playing acoustic guitar and providing backing vocals.[40] It peaked at number 84 in the Billboard Top 200. The same year, King played keyboards on B.B. King's album Indianola Mississippi Seeds. King followed Writer in 1971 with Tapestry, which featured new compositions as well as reinterpretations of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." The album was recorded concurrently with Taylor's Mud Slide Slim, with an overlapping set of musicians including King, Danny Kortchmar and Joni Mitchell. Both albums included "You've Got a Friend", which was a number 1 hit for Taylor; King said in a 1972 interview that she "didn't write it with James or anybody really specifically in mind. But when James heard it he really liked it and wanted to record it".[41] Tapestry was an instant success. With numerous hit singles – including a Billboard No.1 with "It's Too Late" – Tapestry held the No.1 spot for 15 consecutive weeks, remained on the charts for nearly six years, and has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.[42] The album garnered four Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
including Album of the Year; Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female; Record of the Year ("It's Too Late," lyrics by Toni Stern); and Song of the Year, with King becoming the first woman to win the award ("You've Got a Friend"). The album appeared on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list at number 36.[2] In addition, "It's Too Late" was number 469 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Carole King: Music was released in December 1971, certified gold on December 9, 1971. It entered the top ten at 8, becoming the first of many weeks Tapestry and Carole King: Music simultaneously occupied the top 10. The following week it rose to No.3 and finally to No.1 on January 1, 1972, staying there for three weeks. The album also spawned a top 10 hit, "Sweet Seasons" (US No.9 and AC No.2). Carole King: Music stayed on the Billboard pop album charts for 44 weeks and was eventually certified platinum. Rhymes and Reasons (1972), and Fantasy (1973) followed, each earning gold certifications. Rhymes and Reasons produced another hit, "Been to Canaan" (US No.24 and AC No.1), and Fantasy produced two hits, "Believe in Humanity" (US No.28) and "Corazon" (US No.37 and AC No.5), as well as another song that charted on the Hot 100, "You Light Up My Life" (US No.67 and AC No.6). In 1973, King performed a free concert in New York City's Central Park with 100,000 attending.[43] In September 1974, King released her album Wrap Around Joy, which was certified gold on October 16, 1974, and entered the top ten at 7 on October 19, 1974. Two weeks later it reached 1 and stayed there one week. Wrap Around Joy spawned two hits. "Jazzman" was a single and reached 2 on November 9 but fell out of the top ten the next week. "Nightingale", a single on December 17, went to No. 9 on March 1, 1975. In 1975, King scored songs for the animated TV production of Maurice Sendak's Really Rosie, released as an album by the same name, with lyrics by Sendak. Thoroughbred (1976) was the last studio album she made under the Ode label.[44] In addition to enlisting her long-time friends such as David Crosby, Graham Nash, James Taylor
James Taylor
and Waddy Wachtel, King reunited with Gerry Goffin to write four songs for the album. Their partnership continued intermittently. King also did a promotional tour for the album in 1976. In 1977, King collaborated with another songwriter, Rick Evers, on Simple Things, the first release with a new label distributed by Capitol Records. Shortly after that King and Evers were married; he died of a cocaine overdose one year later, while King and daughter Sherry were in Hawaii. Simple Things was her first album that failed to reach the top 10 on the Billboard since Tapestry, and it was her last Gold-certified record by the RIAA, except for a compilation entitled Her Greatest Hits the following year and Live at the Troubadour in 2010. Despite its Gold-certified record status, Simple Things was named "The Worst Album of 1977" by Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine.[45] Neither Welcome Home (1978), her debut as a co-producer on an album, nor Touch the Sky (1979) reached the top 100. Pearls
Pearls
– The Songs of Goffin and King (1980) yielded a hit single, an updated version of "One Fine Day". 1980s[edit]

Carole King
Carole King
performing aboard USS Harry S. Truman
USS Harry S. Truman
in the Mediterranean in 2000

King moved to Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
for One to One (1982), and Speeding Time in 1983, which was a reunion with Tapestry-era producer Lou Adler. After a well-received concert tour in 1984, journalist Catherine Foster of the Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
dubbed King "a Queen of Rock". She also called King's performing "all spunk and exuberance."[46] In 1985, she wrote and performed "Care-A-Lot", the theme to The Care Bears Movie. Also in 1985, she scored and performed (with David Sanborn) the soundtrack to the Martin Ritt-directed movie Murphy's Romance. The soundtrack, again produced by Adler, included the songs "Running Lonely" and "Love For The Last Time (Theme from 'Murphy's Romance')", although a soundtrack album was apparently never officially released.[47] King made a cameo appearance in the film as Tillie, a town hall employee.[47] In 1989, she returned to Capitol Records
Capitol Records
and recorded City Streets, with Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
on two tracks and Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis
on one, followed by Color of Your Dreams (1993), with an appearance by Slash. Her song, "Now and Forever", was in the opening credits to the 1992 movie A League of Their Own, and was nominated for a Grammy Award.[25] In 1988, she starred in the off-Broadway production A Minor Incident, and in 1994, she played Mrs Johnstone on Broadway in Blood Brothers. In 1996, she appeared in Brighton Beach Memoirs in Ireland, directed by Peter Sheridan. 1990s[edit]

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Early 1991 saw King's song "It's Too Late" covered by Dina Carroll on the Quartz album Perfect Timing. The cover topped the dance charts worldwide and reached No.8 in the UK Singles Chart in 1991. It was hoped that King would appear in the filming of the video for the song but she declined, citing her heavy tour schedule at that time. In 1991, King co-wrote and co-produced "If It's Over" with singer-songwriter Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
from her second album "Emotions". King saw Carey perform her first single "Vision of Love" live and began taking an interest in her and her material. She contacted Carey, asking if she would be interested in covering "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", a song she had written alongside Gerry Goffin for Aretha Franklin. Carey declined, feeling uneasy about covering a song one of her musical influences had executed so perfectly. Still determined to work with Carey, King flew out to New York City
New York City
for one day, in hopes of writing and composing a ballad of some sort. Throughout the day, the two songwriters exchanged musical ideas and melodies on the piano until "If It's Over" came into conception. In 1997, she wrote "Wall Of Smiles/Torre De Marfil" with Soraya for her 1997 album of the same title. the same year King wrote and recorded backing vocals on "The Reason" for Celine Dion
Celine Dion
on her album Let's Talk
Talk
About Love. The song sold worldwide, including one million in France. It went to number 1 in France, 11 in the UK, and 13 in Ireland. The pair performed a duet on the first VH1 Divas Live
VH1 Divas Live
benefit concert. King also performed her "You've Got A Friend" with Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
and Shania Twain
Shania Twain
as well as "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" with Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
and others, including Mariah Carey. In 1998, King wrote "Anyone at All", and performed it in You've Got Mail, starring Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
and Meg Ryan. 2000s[edit] In 2000, King was asked to record a version of her hit song "Where You Lead" as the theme song for the show Gilmore Girls. She rewrote a few lyrics to fit the mother-daughter story. She often performs this song with her daughter, Louise Goffin. She rarely performed the song after its original release due to the rise in the Women's Liberation Movement and falling out of favor of the sentiment behind the lyrics. King agreed to revamp the song to be, "something more relevant." The song became strongly associated with female friendships and family members.[48] In 2001, King appeared in a television ad for the Gap, with her daughter, Louise Goffin.[49] She performed a new song, "Love Makes the World", which became a title track for her studio album in autumn 2001 on her own label, Rockingale, distributed by Koch Records. The album includes songs she wrote for other artists during the mid-1990s and features Celine Dion, Steven Tyler, Babyface and k.d. lang. Love Makes the World went to 158 in the US and No. 86 in the UK. It also debuted on Billboard′s Top Independent Albums chart and Top Internet Albums chart at No. 20.[8][50][51] An expanded edition of the album was issued six years later called Love Makes the World
Love Makes the World
Deluxe Edition. It contains a bonus disc with five additional tracks, including a remake of " Where You Lead
Where You Lead
(I Will Follow)" co-written with Toni Stern.[52] The same year, King and Stern wrote "Sayonara Dance", recorded by Yuki, former lead vocalist of the Japanese band Judy and Mary, on her first solo album Prismic the following year. Also in 2001, King composed a song for All About Chemistry
All About Chemistry
album by Semisonic, with the band's frontman Dan Wilson. King launched her Living Room Tour in July 2004 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. That show, along with shows at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and the Cape Cod Melody Tent (Hyannis, Massachusetts), were recorded as The Living Room Tour
The Living Room Tour
in July 2005. The album sold 44,000 copies in its first week in the US, landing at 17 on the Billboard 200, her highest-charting album since 1977. The album also charted at 51 in Australia. It has sold 330,000 copies in the United States.[53][54][55] In August 2006 the album re-entered the Billboard 200 at 151.[56] The tour stopped in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. A DVD of the tour, called Welcome to My Living Room, was released in October 2007.[57] In November 2007, King toured Japan with Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas. Japanese record labels Sony and Victor reissued most of King's albums, including the works from the late 1970s previously unavailable on compact disc. King recorded a duet of the Goffin/King composition "Time Don't Run Out on Me" with Anne Murray
Anne Murray
on Murray's 2007 album Anne Murray
Anne Murray
Duets: Friends and Legends. The song had previously been recorded by Murray for her 1984 album Heart Over Mind. 2010-present[edit]

King and James Taylor
James Taylor
performing during their 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour

In 2010, King and James Taylor
James Taylor
staged their Troubadour Reunion Tour together, recalling the first time they played at The Troubadour, West Hollywood in 1970. The pair had reunited two and a half years earlier in 2007 with the band they used in 1970 to mark the club's 50th anniversary. They enjoyed it so much that they decided to take the band on the road for 2010. The touring band featured players from that original band: Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, and Danny Kortchmar. Also present was King's son-in-law, Robbie Kondor. King played piano and Taylor guitar on each other's songs, and they sang together some of the numbers they were both associated with. The tour began in Australia in March, returning to the United States in May. It was a major commercial success, with King playing to some of the largest audiences of her career. Total ticket sales exceeded 700,000 and the tour grossed over 59 million dollars, making it one of the most successful tours of the year.[58] During their Troubadour Reunion Tour, Carole King
Carole King
released two albums, one with James Taylor. The first, released on April 27, 2010, The Essential Carole King, is a two-disc compilation album. The first disc features many songs Carole King
Carole King
has recorded, mostly her hit singles. The second disc features recordings by other artists of songs that King wrote, most of which made the top 40, and many of which reached No.1.[59] The second album was released on May 4, 2010 and is a collaboration of King and James Taylor
James Taylor
called Live at the Troubadour, which debuted at No.4 in the United States with sales of 78,000 copies.[60] Live at the Troubadour has since received a gold record from the RIAA for shipments of over 500,000 copies in the US and has remained on the charts for 34 weeks, currently (2011) charting at No.170 on the Billboard 200.[61] On December 22, 2010, Carole King's mother, Eugenia Gingold, died in the Hospice Care unit at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Florida at the age of 94. King stated that the cause of death was congestive heart failure. Gingold's passing was reported by the Miami Herald on January 1, 2011.[62] In the fall of 2011 she released A Holiday Carole,[63] which includes holiday standards and new songs written by her daughter Louise Goffin who also is producer for the album. The album would garner a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Album. Her autobiography A Natural Woman: A Memoir
Memoir
was published by Grand Central in the United States on April 10, 2012. It entered the New York Times best seller list at No.6.[64][65] On Thursday, May 10, 2012, it was announced that Carole King
Carole King
was retiring from music and that her days in music have most likely ended. King herself also doubted she would ever write another song and said that her 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour
Troubadour Reunion Tour
with James Taylor
James Taylor
was probably the last tour of her life, saying that it "was a good way to go out." King also stated that she will most likely not be writing or recording any new music.[66][67] However, on May 22, King wrote on her Facebook page that she never said she was actually retiring, and insisted that she was just "taking a break." Carole campaigned for Idahoan Nicole LeFavour and Barack Obama
Barack Obama
in 2012. Early in December 2012, Carole received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[68] In 2012 she was given the benefit concert 'Painted Turtle – a celebration of Carole King'.[69] King also did an Australian tour in February 2013.[70] Following the Boston Marathon bombings
Boston Marathon bombings
of April 2013, she performed in Boston with James Taylor
James Taylor
in order to help victims of the bombing.[71]

" Carole King
Carole King
has been one of the most influential songwriters of our time. For more than five decades, she has written for and been recorded by many different types of artists for a wide range of audiences, communicating with beauty and dignity the universal human emotions of love, joy, pain and loss. Her body of work reflects the spirit of the Gershwin Prize
Gershwin Prize
with its originality, longevity and diversity of appeal."

James H. Billington Librarian of Congress[72]

In late 2012, the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
announced that Carole King
Carole King
had been named the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Gershwin Prize
Gershwin Prize
for Popular Song[73] – the first woman to receive the distinction given to songwriters for a body of work. President and Mrs. Barack Obama hosted the award concert at the White House
White House
on May 22, 2013, with the President presenting the prize and reading the citation.[74] In May 2013 Carole King
Carole King
received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music.[75]In June 2013 she campaigned in Massachusetts for US Representative Ed Markey, the Democratic nominee in a special election for the US Senate to succeed John Kerry
John Kerry
who had resigned to become Secretary of State. Carole King
Carole King
was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year
MusiCares Person of the Year
in January 2014.[76] On December 6, 2015, King was honored as a Kennedy Center Honoree. In 2016, she was the headline performer at the British Summer Time Festival held in Hyde Park, London
Hyde Park, London
on July 3, 2016, playing all of Tapestry live for the first time.[77] The recorded concert of Tapestry Live was broadcast on UK SkyArts TV in October 2016. An album was released in 2017. Acting roles[edit] King has appeared sporadically in acting roles. One of her earliest was in 1975, when she was the speaking and singing voice of the title character in Really Rosie, an animated TV special based on the works of Maurice Sendak. She later made three appearances as guest star on the TV series Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls
as Sophie, the owner of the Stars Hollow music store. King's song " Where You Lead
Where You Lead
(I Will Follow)" was also the theme song to the series, in a version sung with her daughter Louise.[78] She reprised the role in the 2016 Gilmore girls Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. King also appeared as Mrs. Johnstone as a replacement in the original Broadway production of Blood Brothers. Personal life and family[edit] King has been married four times, to Gerry Goffin, Charles Larkey, Rick Evers, and Rick Sorenson. In her 2012 memoir A Natural Woman, King wrote that she had been physically abused by her third husband, Rick Evers, on a regular basis.[12]:282 Evers died of a cocaine overdose days after they separated in 1978.[12]:310–311 Her children are musicians Louise Goffin
Louise Goffin
and Sherry Goffin Kondor, artist Molly Larkey, and Levi Larkey.[79] King has long had a friendship with musician James Taylor, a frequent collaborator.[80] Political and environmental activism[edit] After relocating to Idaho
Idaho
in 1977, King became involved in environmental issues. Since 1990, she has been working with the Alliance for the Wild Rockies and other groups towards passage of the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA). King has testified on Capitol Hill three times on behalf of NREPA: in 1994, 2007 and again in 2009.[81][82] King is also politically active in the United States Democratic Party. In 2003, she began campaigning for John Kerry, performing in private homes for caucus delegates during the Democratic primaries. On July 29, 2004, she made a short speech and sang at the Democratic National Convention, about two hours before Kerry made his acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination for President.[83] King continued her support of Kerry throughout the general election. When Kerry was named Secretary of State in 2013 she campaigned with US Representative Ed Markey, the Democratic nominee to succeed Kerry in a special election. In 2008, King appeared on the March 18 episode of The Colbert Report, touching on her politics again. She said she was supporting Hillary Clinton, and said the choice had nothing to do with gender. She also said she would have no issues if Barack Obama
Barack Obama
won the election. Before the show's conclusion, she returned to the stage to perform "I Feel the Earth Move".[84] On October 6, 2014, she performed at a Democratic fundraiser at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
in Beverly Hills, California, attended by Vice President Joe Biden.[85] On January 21, 2017, King marched in the 2017 Women's March
2017 Women's March
in Stanley, Idaho, carrying a sign that said "One Small Voice." In an op-ed for The Huffington Post, she wrote she carried that message because "I’ve never stopped believing that one small voice plus millions of other small voices is exactly how we change the world."[86] Tributes and covers[edit]

King during an interview at the JFK Presidential Library, Boston, Mass., April 12, 2012

An all-star roster of artists paid tribute to King on the 1995 album Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King. From the album, Rod Stewart's version of "So Far Away" and Celine Dion's cover of "A Natural Woman" were both Adult Contemporary
Adult Contemporary
chart hits. Other artists who appeared on the album included Amy Grant
Amy Grant
("It's Too Late"), Richard Marx
Richard Marx
("Beautiful"), Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
("You've Got a Friend"), Faith Hill
Faith Hill
("Where You Lead"), and the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
("Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"). Former Monkee Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz
released King for a Day, a tribute album consisting of songs written or co-written by King, in 2010.[87] The album includes "Sometime in the Morning", a King-penned song originally recorded by the Monkees in 1967. Dolenz had previously recorded another of King's Monkees compositions, "Porpoise Song", on his lullaby-themed CD Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz
Puts You to Sleep.[88] It is also the first featured song in the Monkees's film, Head. Many other cover versions of King's work have appeared over the years. Most notably:

"You've Got a Friend" was a No.1 hit for James Taylor
James Taylor
in 1971 and a top 40 hit for Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
and Donny Hathaway
Donny Hathaway
that same year. Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
covered "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and as well as "You've Got A Friend". Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
recorded "It's Too Late" for his No.1 R&B live album Live at the Sahara Tahoe. The song was also included on Billy Paul's best-selling "360 Degrees of Billy Paul" album from 1972 and was one of three Carole King
Carole King
songs The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers
included on their "Brother, Brother" album that year (the other two being the title track and "Sweet Seasons"). Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
had a top 40 hit in 1972 with "Where You Lead" twice – by itself and as part of a live medley with "Sweet Inspiration". Streisand also covered "No Easy Way Down" in 1971, "Beautiful" and "You've Got A Friend" in 1972, and "Being At War With Each Other" in 1974. Helen Reddy
Helen Reddy
covered two Carole King
Carole King
penned tunes: the first was "No Sad Song" in 1971; the second was "I Can't Hear You No More" in 1976. The Carpenters recorded King's "It's Going to Take Some Time" in 1972, and reached number 12 on the Billboard charts. Richard Carpenter produced a version of "You've Got A Friend" with then teen singer/actor Scott Grimes
Scott Grimes
in 1989. Martika had a number 25 hit in 1989 with her version of "I Feel the Earth Move", and "It's Too Late" reappeared on the Adult Contemporary
Adult Contemporary
chart in 1995 by Gloria Estefan Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt
recorded a new version of "Oh No Not My Baby" in 1993. Celine Dion
Celine Dion
recorded King's song "The Reason" on her 1997 album Let's Talk
Talk
About Love with Carole King
Carole King
singing backup. The remake was certified Diamond in France. "Where You Lead" (lyrics by Toni Stern), re-recorded to include King's daughter, became the title song of TV show Gilmore girls. Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore
covered "I Feel the Earth Move" on her 2003 album, Coverage. Also, The Crusaders
The Crusaders
had an instrumental hit with "So Far Away" from their 1971 album "Crusaders 1."

Film biography[edit] Main article: Grace of My Heart In 1996, a film very loosely based on King's life, Grace of My Heart, was written and directed by Allison Anders. In the film, an aspiring singer sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. Mirroring King's life, the film follows her from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph in realizing her dream to record her own hit album.[89] The story includes material and characters loosely based on King's songwriting colleagues, as well as the singers for whom they wrote their material, and various producers involved in the creative environment that existed at the Brill Building
Brill Building
from 1958 to 1964 and in the California music scene from 1965 to 1971. Broadway musical biography[edit] Main article: Beautiful: The Carole King
Carole King
Musical A musical version of King's life and career debuted in pre-Broadway tryouts in September 2013, in San Francisco, titled Beautiful: The Carole King
Carole King
Musical. It starred Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
in the title role.[90] Previews on Broadway began on November 21, 2013 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, with the official opening on January 12, 2014. The book is by Douglas McGrath.[91] Reviews were mixed, but generally warm.[92] Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her portrayal of King, and Brian Ronan won the Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical.[93] Awards[edit]

Grammy

Year Nominee/work Award Result

1972 Tapestry Album of the Year Won

"It's Too Late" Record of the Year Won

"You've Got A Friend" Song of the Year Won

"Tapestry" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Won

1975 "Jazzman" Nominated

1976 Really Rosie Best Album for Children Nominated

1993 "Now and Forever" Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television Nominated

1998 Tapestry Grammy Hall of Fame Inducted

2002 "You've Got a Friend" Inducted

2002 "It's Too Late" Inducted

2004 Carole King Grammy Trustees Award Honored

2013 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Honored

A Holiday Carole Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated

2014 Carole King MusiCares Person of the Year Honored

Primetime Emmy

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2000 "Song of Freedom" Outstanding Music and Lyrics Nominated

Satellite

Year Nominee/work Award Result

1998 "Anyone At All" Best Original Song Nominated

Recognition[edit]

In 1987, Goffin and King were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1988, Goffin and King received the National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award.[19] In 1990, King was inducted, along with Goffin, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non-performer category for her songwriting achievements. In 2002, King was given the " Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
Award" by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2004, Goffin and King were awarded the Grammy Trustees Award. King was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame
Long Island Music Hall of Fame
in 2007.[94] In 2012 (December 3), King received the 2,486th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In February 2013, King was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
hosted an invitation-only concert at their Coolidge Auditorium in honor of Carole King. The all-star tribute included performances by Siedah Garrett, Colbie Caillat, Gian Marco, Shelby Lynne, Patti Austin, Arturo Sandoval
Arturo Sandoval
and King's daughter, Louise Goffin.[95] On the following night, May 22, 2013, at the White House, King was joined by other star performers including James Taylor, Gloria Estefan, Emeli Sandé, Trisha Yearwood, Jesse McCartney
Jesse McCartney
and Billy Joel.[96] President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
presented Carole King
Carole King
with the fourth[citation needed] Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Gershwin Prize
Gershwin Prize
for Popular Song, the first awarded to a woman composer.[97] The White House concert and awards ceremony capped off two days of events celebrating Carole King. On December 6, 2015, she was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
for her lifetime contribution to American culture
American culture
through the performing arts.

Discography[edit] Main article: Carole King
Carole King
discography

Writer (1970) Tapestry (1971) Music (1971) Rhymes & Reasons (1972) Fantasy (1973) Wrap Around Joy (1974) Really Rosie soundtrack (1975) Thoroughbred (1976) Simple Things (1977) Welcome Home (1978) Touch the Sky (1979) Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King (1980) One to One (1982) Speeding Time (1983) City Streets (1989) Colour of Your Dreams (1993) Love Makes the World
Love Makes the World
(2001) A Holiday Carole
A Holiday Carole
(2011)

Filmography[edit]

Film

Year Title Role Notes

1975 Chicken Soup with Rice Rosie (voice) Short film

1977 Bionic Boy

1985 Murphy's Romance Tillie

1987 Russkies Mrs. Kovac

1989 Hider in the House Tom's Mother (voice)

Television

Year Title Role Notes

1975 Really Rosie Rosie (voice) Television film

1975 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Aunt Helen "Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs" (Season 5 Episode 24)

1984 Faerie Tale Theatre Mother "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" (Season 3, Episode 1)

1989 The Tracey Ullman Show Joan, Shopaholics Anonymous Member "The Holland Tunnel of Love" (Season 4, Episode 8)

1991 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill Tobey Kalow "The Reunion" (Season 1, Episode 15)

1991 ABC Afterschool Specials Johanna Martin "It's Only Rock & Roll" (Season 19, Episode 5)

2002–05 Gilmore Girls Sophie Bloom " Help Wanted" (Season 2, Episode 20) "To Live and Let Diorama" (Season 5, Episode 18) "He's Slippin' 'Em Bread... Dig?" (Season 6, Episode 10)

2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Sophie Bloom Guest role

Certifications[edit] The years given are the years the albums and singles were released, and not necessarily the years in which they achieved their peak. U.S. Billboard Top 10 Albums[8]

1971 – Tapestry (No.1) 1971 – Music (No.1) 1972 – Rhymes & Reasons (No.2) 1973 – Fantasy (No.6) 1974 – Wrap Around Joy (No.1) 1976 – Thoroughbred (No.3) 2010 – Live at the Troubadour (with James Taylor) (No.4)

U.S. Billboard Top 10 'Pop' Singles[8]

1971 – "I Feel the Earth Move" (No.1) 1971 – "It's Too Late" (No.1) 1971 – "Sweet Seasons" (No.9) 1974 – "Jazzman" (No.2) 1974 – "Nightingale" (No.9)

Albums and singles certifications

Song title Certification

"It's Too Late" Gold

Album title Certification

Tapestry Diamond

Carole King: Music Platinum

Rhymes and Reasons Gold

Fantasy Gold

Wrap Around Joy Gold

Thoroughbred Gold

Simple Things Gold

Her Greatest Hits Platinum

Live at the Troubadour Gold

See also[edit]

Book: Carole King

List of songwriter collaborations

References[edit]

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Carole King

Studio albums

Writer Tapestry Music Rhymes & Reasons Fantasy Wrap Around Joy Thoroughbred Simple Things Welcome Home Touch the Sky Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King One to One Speeding Time City Streets Colour of Your Dreams Love Makes the World

Compilations

Her Greatest Hits: Songs of Long Ago The Legendary Demos

Live albums

In Concert The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971 The Living Room Tour Live at the Troubadour

Other albums

A Holiday Carole

Singles

"It Might as Well Rain Until September" "It's Too Late"/"I Feel the Earth Move" "So Far Away"/"Smackwater Jack" "You've Got a Friend"/"Beautiful" (Scandinavia only) "Sweet Seasons" "Been to Canaan" "Jazzman" "Nightingale" "Only Love Is Real" "One Fine Day" "Now and Forever"

Other songs

"Wasn't Born to Follow" "Goin' Back "I Can't Hear You No More" "Up on the Roof" "Where You Lead" "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" "It's Going to Take Some Time" "Some Kind of Wonderful" "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"

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Discography Troubadour Reunion Tour A Natural Woman: A Memoir Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King Beautiful: The Carole King
Carole King
Musical

Book Category

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Song of the Year

1959−1980

"Volare" – Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(songwriter) (1959) "The Battle of New Orleans" – Jimmy Driftwood
Jimmy Driftwood
(songwriter) (1960) "Theme from Exodus" – Ernest Gold (songwriter) (1961) "Moon River" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(songwriters) (1962) "What Kind of Fool Am I?" – Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (songwriters) (1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini (songwriters) (1964) "Hello, Dolly!" – Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(songwriter) (1965) "The Shadow of Your Smile" – Paul Francis Webster & Johnny Mandel (songwriters) (1966) "Michelle" – John Lennon
John Lennon
& Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(songwriters) (1967) "Up, Up, and Away" – Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb
(songwriter) (1968) "Little Green Apples" – Bobby Russell (songwriter) (1969) "Games People Play" – Joe South
Joe South
(songwriter) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(songwriter) (1971) "You've Got a Friend" – Carole King
Carole King
(songwriter) (1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Ewan MacColl (songwriter) (1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" – Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox (songwriters) (1974) "The Way We Were" – Alan and Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (songwriters) (1975) "Send in the Clowns" – Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(songwriter) (1976) "I Write the Songs" – Bruce Johnston (songwriter) (1977) "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" – Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) / "You Light Up My Life" – Joe Brooks (songwriter) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(songwriter) (1979) "What a Fool Believes" – Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins
& Michael McDonald (songwriters) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" – Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(songwriter) (1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" – Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon (songwriters) (1982) "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson (songwriters) (1983) "Every Breath You Take" – Sting (songwriter) (1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" – Graham Lyle & Terry Britten (songwriters) (1985) "We Are the World" – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
& Lionel Richie (songwriters) (1986) "That's What Friends Are For" – Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
& Carole Bayer Sager (songwriters) (1987) "Somewhere Out There" – James Horner, Barry Mann
Barry Mann
& Cynthia Weil (songwriters) (1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(songwriter) (1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar (songwriters) (1990) "From a Distance" – Julie Gold
Julie Gold
(songwriter) (1991) "Unforgettable" – Irving Gordon
Irving Gordon
(songwriter) (1992) "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1993) "A Whole New World" – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
& Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(songwriters) (1994) "Streets of Philadelphia" – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(songwriter) (1995) "Kiss from a Rose" – Seal (songwriter) (1996) "Change the World" – Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims (songwriters) (1997) "Sunny Came Home" – Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
& John Leventhal
John Leventhal
(songwriters) (1998) "My Heart Will Go On" – James Horner
James Horner
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1999) "Smooth" – Itaal Shur
Itaal Shur
& Rob Thomas (songwriters) (2000)

2001−present

" Beautiful
Beautiful
Day" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2001) "Fallin'" – Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(songwriter) (2002) "Don't Know Why" – Jesse Harris (songwriter) (2003) "Dance with My Father" – Richard Marx
Richard Marx
& Luther Vandross (songwriters) (2004) "Daughters" – John Mayer
John Mayer
(songwriter) (2005) "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" – Emily Burns Erwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
Pasdar & Dan Wilson (songwriters) (2007) "Rehab" – Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(songwriter) (2008) "Viva la Vida" – Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin (songwriters) (2009) "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (songwriters) (2010) "Need You Now" – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
& Hillary Scott (songwriters) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Paul Epworth (songwriters) (2012) "We Are Young" – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
& Nate Ruess (songwriters) (2013) "Royals" – Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor (songwriters) (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (songwriters) (2015) "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
& Amy Wadge
Amy Wadge
(songwriters) (2016) "Hello" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin
(songwriters) (2017) "That's What I Like" – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles
Ray Charles
McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (songwriters) (2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year

1959−1980

"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)

2001−present

" Beautiful
Beautiful
Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year

1959–1979

The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
Album – Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)

1980–2000

52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)

2001–present

Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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Gershwin Prize
Gershwin Prize
recipients

Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(2007) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(2009) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(2010) Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
and Hal David
Hal David
(2012) Carole King
Carole King
(2013) Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(2014) Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
(2015) Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson
(2016) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(2017)

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Kennedy Center Honorees (2010s)

2010

Merle Haggard Jerry Herman Bill T. Jones Paul McCartney Oprah Winfrey

2011

Barbara Cook Neil Diamond Yo-Yo Ma Sonny Rollins Meryl Streep

2012

Buddy Guy Dustin Hoffman David Letterman Led Zeppelin Natalia Makarova

2013

Martina Arroyo Herbie Hancock Billy Joel Shirley MacLaine Carlos Santana

2014

Al Green Tom Hanks Patricia McBride Sting Lily Tomlin

2015

Carole King George Lucas Rita Moreno Seiji Ozawa Cicely Tyson

2016

Martha Argerich Eagles Al Pacino Mavis Staples James Taylor

2017

Carmen de Lavallade Gloria Estefan LL Cool J Norman Lear Lionel Richie

Complete list 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

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MusiCares Person of the Year

David Crosby
David Crosby
(1991) Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1992) Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1993) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
(1994) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(1996) Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1997) Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti
(1998) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1999) Elton John
Elton John
(2000) Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(2001) Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(2002) Bono
Bono
(2003) Sting (2004) Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
(2005) James Taylor
James Taylor
(2006) Don Henley
Don Henley
(2007) Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
(2008) Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(2009) Neil Young
Neil Young
(2010) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2011) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(2012) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2013) Carole King
Carole King
(2014) Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2015) Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(2016) Tom Petty
Tom Petty
(2017) Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(2018)

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Class of 1990

Performers

Hank Ballard Charlie Christian Bobby Darin The Four Seasons (Tom DeVito, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi, Frankie Valli) Four Tops
Four Tops
(Renaldo Benson, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Lawrence Payton, Levi Stubbs) The Kinks
The Kinks
(Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Pete Quaife) The Platters
The Platters
(David Lynch, Herb Reed, Paul Robi, Zola Taylor, Tony Williams) Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) The Who
The Who
(Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend)

Early influences

Louis Armstrong Ma Rainey

Non-performers (Ahmet Ertegun Award)

Gerry Goffin and Carole King Holland–Dozier–Holland

Authority control

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