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Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American songwriter and singer-songwriter. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer-songwriter, her ''Tapestry'' album topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971, and remained on the charts for more than six years. Her main success as a performer was in the first half of the 1970s, when she would sing her own songs, accompanying herself on the piano, in a series of albums and concerts; although she had been a successful songwriter for a decade previous, and has continued writing for others since. She had her first number 1 hit as a songwriter in 1960 at age 18, with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", which she wrote with Goffin. In 1997, she co-wrote "The Reason", which was a hit for Celine Dion. In 2000, Joel Whitburn, a ''Billboard Magazine'' pop music researcher, named her the most successful female songwriter of 1955–99, because she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2005 music historian Stuart Devoy found her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts 1952 - 2005. King has made 25 solo albums, the most successful being ''Tapestry''. Her most recent non-compilation album is ''Live at the Troubadour'', a collaboration with James Taylor, which reached number 4 on the charts in its first week, and has sold over 600,000 copies. 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. Carole's album ''Tapestry'' held the record for most weeks at #1 by a female artist for more than 20 years until broken by Whitney Houston (for the soundtrack album ''The Bodyguard''), which was itself later topped by Adele (for the album ''21'' in 2012).Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.