Carly Simon 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’re so Vain”, “Nobody Does it Better”, and “Coming Around Again”.
Carly Simon’s career began with a short-lived music group with her sister Lucy as The Simon Sisters. They had a minor hit in 1964 called “Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Nod”, and made three albums together. Her solo music career began in 1971, with the self-titled Carly Simon on Elektra Records. The album contained her breakthrough top-ten hit “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be”. It was followed quickly by a second album, Anticipation. The title song from that album, written about a romance between Simon and Cat Stevens, was a significant hit, reaching #3 at Easy Listening radio and #13 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was perhaps even more famous for its use in a variety of international commercials to market the legendary “slow” (i.e., thick) ketchup of the H. J. Heinz Company,
Her 1988 hit “Let the River Run” was the first song in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song both written and performed 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.