Where is she from? Born in Manhattan, raised in Brooklyn.
What’s she done? King has had a very successful career as a singer and as a songwriter. She has written countless hits and has recorded 25 solo albums, including Tapestry-her most successful album which topped the US charts for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years. She is also well known for her collaborations with James Taylor.
Why is she an icon? King has won four Grammys, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting.
Quote: “My parents always told me I could be anything I wanted to be.”
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