Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children's author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include "Anticipation", "You Belong To Me", "Coming Around Again", and her four Gold certified singles "Jesse" (No. 11), "Mockingbird" (No. 5), a duet with James Taylor, the iconic "You're So Vain" (No. 1), and "Nobody Does It Better" (No. 2) from The Spy Who Loved Me.
After a brief stint with her sister Lucy Simon as duo group the Simon Sisters, she found great success as a solo artist with her 1971 self-titled debut album Carly Simon, which won her the Best New Artist Grammy, and spawned her first Top 10 single "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be". Simon achieved international fame with her breakthrough album No Secrets which sat firmly at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for 5 weeks, and spawned the worldwide hit "You're So Vain", for which she received two Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year. Over the course of her career, Simon has amassed 23 Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, and has won two Grammy Awards, out of 14 nominations. Allmusic called Simon, "One of the quintessential singer/songwriters of the '70s". Simon has a contralto vocal range.
For her 1988 hit "Let the River Run", from the film "Working Girl", Simon became the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song both written and performed entirely by a single artist. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994, inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for "You're So Vain" in 2004, and awarded the ASCAP Founders Award in 2012. In 1995 and 1998, respectively, Simon received the Boston Music Awards Lifetime Achievement and a Berklee College of Music Honorary Doctor of Music Degree.
Simon is the former wife of another notable singer-songwriter, James Taylor. Simon and Taylor have two children together, Sarah "Sally" Maria Taylor and Ben Taylor, who are also musicians.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license