Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 hits include "Anticipation", "You're So Vain", "Nobody Does It Better", and "Coming Around Again". Her 1988 hit "Let the River Run" was the first song in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song both written and performed by a single artist. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994, inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for "You're So Vain" in 2004, and awarded the ASCAP Founders Award in 2012.
Simon is the former wife of another notable singer-songwriter, James Taylor, they have two children together, Sarah "Sally" Maria Taylor and Ben Taylor, who are also musicians.