Carly Simon is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children’s author best known for the hits “You’re so vain”, “Nobody does it better” and “Let the river run”.
After a brief stint with her sister Lucy Simon as duo group the Simon Sisters, she found great success as a solo artist with her 1971 self-titled debut album Carly Simon, which won her the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and spawned her first Top 10 single “That’s the way I’ve always heard it should be”.
Simon achieved international fame with her third album “No secrets” which sat firmly at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for 5 weeks, and spawned the worldwide hit “You’re so vain”.
In 1974, Simon followed the smash “No secrets” album with “Hotcakes”, which became an instant hit, including two top ten singles “Mockingbird”, a duet with James Taylor and “Haven’t got time for the pain”.
Simon’s sixth album “Another passenger” (1976) was a relative commercial disappointment. But in 1977, she sang “Nobody does it better” the theme song for the James Bond film “The spy who loved me”, resulting in a gold Top Ten hit.
In October 1980, Simon collapsed of exhaustion on-stage, after which her concert appearances became rare.
Throughout the 1980s, Simon successfully contributed to several film and television scores, including the songs: “Why”, a song produced by the disco group Chic from the movie “Soup for one”, “Two looking at one” for the film “The karate kid, part II” and “Let the River Run” for the film “Working girl” for which she won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1988.
During the 90’s Carly released four albums but they were less lucky.
Continuing to record, Simon has released several albums in recent years, including 2009’s “Never been gone”.