Carly Elisabeth Simon is a versatile personality as she is a musician, singer, author, and songwriter. In 1970, her career took a turn, and she gained popularity by releasing some best records. Some of her records ranked top in Top 40 U.S hits that include “Anticipating”, and more. Some of her singles got Gold-certified, and that included “Nobody Does It Better”, “Mockingbird”, “You’re So Vain”, and more. In 1971, she launched her debut album, which made her gain success, and she won Grammy Awards for her debut album for Best New Artist. Following her first debut album’s success, her album entitled Anticipation was loved by her fans, and she again got nominated for Grammy. Some of her albums made her earn a Gold certificate by RIAA, while in some, she got certified Platinum.
Carly was born in 1945 on 25th June in Bronx, New York. She is the daughter of Andrea Heinemann Simon and Richard L. Simon. Her parents were in the music industry as his father was a classical pianist, whereas her mother was a singer and an activist for civil rights. Carly has a brother named Peter and two sisters named Lucy and Joanna. At a very young age, she was sexually assaulted by one of their family friends, which made her start to stammer. When she was 8, she started stammering, and her parents took her to psychiatrists to cure her stammering but weren’t successful. Instead, Carly started singing and writing songs as she found out that she can sing the song without stammering.
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Simon did her elementary studies at Riverdale Country School and then moved to Sarah Lawrence College to complete her graduation. Later she dropped out of college to pursue her career in music. She started her career in music along with her sister through a music group named Simon Sisters. Both Simon and Lucy were signed by the very popular Kapp Records to release albums. They released two albums named “Meet the Simon Sisters” and “Cuddlebug”. After releasing two albums, Lucy got married, and she left the music group. Later, Carly collaborated with many different Records and released her albums and singles, and earned numerous nominations and awards. The biggest success in his entire career was when she released “You’re So Vain”. Her single ranked no. 1 on Adult Contemporary Charts and U.S Pop Charts. More than millions of copies were sold in the U.S, and Carly received Grammy Award for You’re So Vain.
Simon got engaged to William Donaldson for quite a short period in 1960. In 1972, she got married to James Taylor, singer, and songwriter. Simon gave birth to Taylor’s children Benjamin and Sarah. In 1983, the couple got divorced, and she got engaged to Russ Kunkel, a musician. They broke up after some time, and then in 1987, she got married to James Hart.
It is estimated that the very famous singer, musician, and author’s net worth is around $80 million that she has earned by working hard in the industry.