Carly Elizabeth Simon is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy Award winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994.
Simon got her start in music singing in coffee houses with her sister Lucy in the early 60s. After an unsuccessful attempt to launch a solo career, Simon burst onto the music scene in 1971 with her first Top 10 hit “That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be,” which won her the Best New Artist Grammy Award and set the stage for an enormously successful career. After her second hit, “Anticipation,” Simon roared to the top of the charts with her album No Secrets and its #1 hit “You’re So Vain.”
Simon remains a notable presence in the media and music industry, including her cameo on Janet Jackson’s “Son of a Gun,” as well as the televised tribute to Beach Boy Brian Wilson.