Carly Simon

Carly Simon

Pop Singer

Carly Elisabeth Simon is an American singer-songwriter, memoirist, and children's author. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include "Anticipation", "The ...

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Jun 25, 1945
5′ 10″
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Carly Simon was born on June 25th, 1945 in New York City, New York, United States. She is an American singer-songwriter and musician who first rose to fame in the 1970s with her pop hits including "You're So Vain," "Nobody Does It Better," and "Coming Around Again." Her career has spanned over five decades, producing 24 studio albums and winning multiple Grammy Awards. In addition to her success in music, she has also written two memoirs and served as a judge for the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards. 

Simon was exposed to music from a young age due to her mother's background in classical piano. As a teenager, she attended the prestigious Riverdale Country School before attending Sarah Lawrence College. After college, she moved to London where she met several musicians that would help launch her career while working with them on their own projects. Her debut self-titled album was released in 1971 where it peaked at #30 on the Billboard 200 chart. The single "That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" was released that same year and peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

Her second album Anticipation (1971) spawned the hit single of the same name which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while also being certified Gold by the RIAA. Her next album No Secrets (1972) became her most successful album yet topping the Billboard 200 chart and spawning another top ten hit single with "You're So Vain." Simon continued to release new material throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s including her most recent release of Never Been Gone (2009). She continues to perform live shows around the world today despite taking a break from releasing new music since 2002.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1945</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Carly Simon is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 25, 1945, Carly Simon was born in New York City to parents Andrea Louise and Richard L. Simon.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carly releases her debut album, "Carly Simon".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award for Best New Artist</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a Grammy Award for Best New Artist for her self-titled album.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"You're So Vain" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The song "You're So Vain" is released, one of the most popular pop songs of the 1970s.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1983</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Becomes the first woman to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Final Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her final album, "This Kind of Love".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Carly Simon is an iconic singer who has been making music since the 1970s. Her songs have become timeless classics and her voice emotes a special kind of emotion that resonates with listeners. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Storyteller</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Carly Simon is a master storyteller, weaving together stories of heartbreak, romance, and everyday life in her lyrics. Through her music she has been able to connect with people on an emotional level that few other artists can match.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Pioneer for Female Pop Singers</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Carly Simon has paved the way for female pop singers to be taken seriously in the industry. She is an example of how women can be successful in the music industry and her influence has opened up doors for many female singers.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Artist to Win a Grammy Award for Album of the Year</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Carly Simon was the first female artist to win the prestigious Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1972 for her album 'No Secrets'. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared on The Simpsons</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Carly Simon made a guest appearance on The Simpsons in 1993, when Bart and Lisa Simpson sang her hit 'You're So Vain' at school. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Collaborated With Several Artists</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Carly Simon has collaborated with several artists over the years, including James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel and Kris Kristofferson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Singer, Songwriter, and Author</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Carly Simon is a singer, songwriter, and author. She has written several books including her memoir Boys in the Trees: A Memoir and children's books such as The Boy of the Bells and Amy the Dancing Bear. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Solo Artist to Reach the Top 10 in Four Decades</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Carly Simon became the first solo artist to have a top ten single in four consecutive decades when her single 'Let the River Run' reached number 8 in 1988.</p></div>


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