Carly Simon

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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" (No. 13), "You Belong To Me" (No. 6), "Coming Around Again" (No. 18), and her four Gold certified singles "Jesse" (No. 11), "Mockingbird" (No. 5), a duet with James Taylor, "You're So Vain" (No. 1), and "Nobody Does It Better" (No. 2) from the 1977 James Bond film, 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 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, 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 three Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Over the course of her career, Simon has amassed 24 Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary charting singles, and has won two Grammy Awards. 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 composed and written, as well as 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 Benjamin "Ben" Simon Taylor, who are also musicians.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1900 My Romance 1
1971 Anticipation 2
1971 Carly Simon 2
1972 No Secrets 6
1974 Hotcakes 2
1975 Playing Possum 1
1976 Another Passenger 1
1978 Boys in the Trees 2
1979 Spy 1
1980 Come Upstairs 1
1981 Torch 2
1983 Hello Big Man 2
1985 Spoiled Girl 5
1987 Coming Around Again 2
1990 Have You Seen Me Lately? 3
1990 My Romance 1
1993 Carly Simon's Romulus Hunt: A Family Opera 1
1994 Letters Never Sent 2
1997 Film Noir 2
2000 The Bedroom Tapes 1
2002 Christmas Is Almost Here 2
2005 Moonlight Serenade 5
2007 Into White 1
2008 This Kind of Love 1
2009 Never Been Gone 3

Album + Audiobook

Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Bells, Bears, and Fishermen 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1975 The Best of Carly Simon 6
1995 Clouds in My Coffee 1965-1995 1
1998 The Very Best of Carly Simon: Nobody Does It Better 1
2002 Anthology 2
2004 Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits 3
2009 Collector's Edition 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Greatest Hits Live 3 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 This Is My Life 1
2003 Piglet's Big Movie 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1971 Anticipation / The Garden 2
1977 Nobody Does It Better / After the Storm 1
1982 Why 6
1986 Coming Around Again 1

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