Singer/songwriter Carole King will be celebrated as a BMI Icon at the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards
. The awards will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at Los Angeles' Beverly Wilshire Hotel. She will join a list of BMI Icons that includes John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, James Brown and Dolly Parton.
More than 400 of Carole King's compositions have been recorded by more than 1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles. She has won 31 BMI songwriting awards and is a member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has made 25 solo albums. She wrote some of her early songs with writing partner and then-husband Gerry Goffin, Some of her hits include, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, "Loco-Motion," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, "I Feel the Earth Move" and "You've Got a Friend."
Carole King has written a memoir, A Natural Woman
, the will be released on April 10, 2012.
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