Singer-songwriter Carole King to receive U.S. Gershwin prize

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Singer and songwriter Carole King poses at "A Celebration of Carole King And Her Music" concert to benefit Paul Newman's The Painted Turtle Camp in Hollywood(Reuters) – American singer-songwriter Carole King will be awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the U.S. national library said on Thursday. The multiple Grammy Award winner co-wrote her first No. 1 hit at age 17 with then-husband Gerry Goffin and was the first female solo artist to sell more than 10 million copies of a single album, with her 1971 release "Tapestry." The prize honors individuals for lifetime achievement in popular music, the library said. It is named after songwriting brothers George and Ira Gershwin. …

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