Carole King

Carole King

Pop Singer

Carole King Klein is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who has been active since 1958, initially as one of the staff songwriters at 1650 Broadway and later as a solo artist.

Full Name
Carole King Klein
Feb 9, 1942
Net Worth


Carole King was born Carol Joan Klein on February 9, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. She is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has been active in popular music for over five decades. Her career began as a teenager when she wrote and recorded songs with her friends as part of the girl group The City Surfers. After graduating high school, she signed her first recording contract with Dimension Records where she released several singles under the name Carole King. 

King made her solo debut in 1971 with Tapestry, which went on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time. It featured hits such as "It's Too Late" and "I Feel the Earth Move". In 1972, she released Rhymes & Reasons, which contained the hit single "You've Got A Friend". After a brief hiatus from recording, King returned in 1977 with Simple Things which included the hit single "Jazzman". 

In 1988, she won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance for her duet with James Taylor "Hey Bigger". Throughout her long career, King has released over 25 albums and earned four Grammy Awards. She is also recognized for her songwriting contributions to other artists including Aretha Franklin and The Byrds. She was inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and 1999 respectively.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1942</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Carole King is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 9, 1942, Carole King was born in Brooklyn, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1958</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">King Releases Her 1st Single</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">King releases her first single, "It Might As Well Rain Until September."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Songwriting Duo with Gerry Goffin</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">King and Goffin form a successful songwriting duo responsible for writing hits such as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" and "Take Good Care of My Baby."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Tapestry Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases critically acclaimed album Tapestry, which goes on to sell more than 25 million copies worldwide.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carole King becomes one of the first female artists to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Kennedy Center Honors</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carole King is awarded the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in the performing arts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Musical Theatrical Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carole King makes her theatrical debut with the Tony Award winning musical "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Great Singer and Songwriter</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Carole King is an amazing singer and songwriter who has had a long and successful career in music. Her music spans multiple genres, from pop to folk to rock, and her songs have been covered by many artists over the years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Carole King is an inspiration to many people of all ages and backgrounds. Her talent, determination, and positive attitude are all qualities that we can all strive for in our own lives.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Carole King is not only known for her musical talents but also for her philanthropic work. She has worked with various charities and organizations to help those in need, from providing medical care and education to those in poverty to working with animal rights organizations.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Music Legend</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Carole King is a music legend, with over 100 million records sold worldwide and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Wrote Her First Song at Age 16</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Carole King wrote her first song at age 16, which was recorded by Little Eva and became a top 10 hit in 1962.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Grammy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Carole King has won four Grammy Awards including Album of the Year for Tapestry in 1972.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Broadway Musical</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">The musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical debuted on Broadway in 2014 and won two Tony Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Carole King was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987, becoming the first woman to be inducted as a solo artist.</p></div>


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