Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter
. As a songwriter, she and songwriting partner and husband Gerry Goffin
penned over two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which reached number one chart positions and have since become standards; as a singer and performer, her iconic album Tapestry
topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971, and remained on the charts for over six years.