Feature Artist: Tori Amos (Singles) 8:30pm ET @toriamos @Undented

September 1, 2015
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Tori AmosTori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos; born 1963) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. She is a classically trained musician and has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has received eight Grammy nominations.

Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, the youngest person ever to have been admitted, at age five. She was expelled at age eleven for, in her own words, insisting on playing by ear and because of her interest in popular rock music. Amos originally served as the lead singer of short-lived 1980s pop group Y Kant Tori Read before achieving her breakthrough as a solo artist at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s. She has since become one of the world’s most prominent female singer-songwriters whose songs have discussed a broad range of topics including sexuality, feminism, politics and religion. She was also noteworthy early in her solo career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. Some of her charting singles include “Crucify”, “Silent All These Years”, “God”, “Cornflake Girl”, “Caught a Lite Sneeze”, “Professional Widow”, “Spark”, “1000 Oceans”, “Flavor”, and “A Sorta Fairytale”, her most commercially successful single in the U.S. to date. Amos has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. She has been nominated for and won several awards in different genres, ranging from MTV VMAs to classical music with an Echo award in 2012. – Wikipeda

Artist Countdown: Carly Simon Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @CarlySimonHQ

May 28, 2014
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Carly-Simon-006Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children’s author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include “Anticipation”, “You Belong To Me”, “Coming Around Again”, and her three Gold certified singles “Jesse” (No. 11), the iconic “You’re So Vain” (No. 1), and “Nobody Does It Better” (No. 2) from The Spy Who Loved Me.

After a brief stint with her sister Lucy Simon as duo group the Simon Sisters, she found great success as a solo artist with her 1971 self-titled debut album Carly Simon, which won her the Best New Artist Grammy, and spawned her first Top 10 single “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be”. Simon achieved international fame with her breakthrough album No Secrets which sat firmly at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for 5 weeks, and spawned the worldwide hit “You’re So Vain”, for which she received two Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year. Over the course of her career, Simon has amassed 23 Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, and has won two Grammy Awards, out of 14 nominations. Allmusic called Simon, “One of the quintessential singer/songwriters of the ’70s”. Simon has a contralto vocal range.

For her 1988 hit “Let the River Run”, from the film “Working Girl”, Simon became the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song both written and performed entirely 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. In 1995 and 1998, respectively, Simon received the Boston Music Awards Lifetime Achievement and a Berklee College of Music Honorary Doctor of Music Degree.

Simon is the former wife of another notable singer-songwriter, James Taylor. Simon and Taylor have two children together, Sarah “Sally” Maria Taylor and Ben Taylor, who are also musicians. – Wikipedia

1 You’re So Vain
2 Nobody Does It Better
3 Coming Around Again
4 Mockingbird (with James Taylor)
5 Jesse
6 The Right Thing to Do
7 You Belong to Me
8 Anticipation
9 That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be
10 Haven’t Got Time for the Pain
11 Attitude Dancing
12 Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You) (with Janet & Missy Elliott)
13 Legend in Your Own Time
14 Devoted to You (with James Taylor)
15 Why
16 Let the River Run
17 It Keeps You Runnin’
18 Give Me All Night
19 The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
20 All I Want Is You
21 Tired of Being Blonde
22 Waterfall
23 Vengeance
24 You Know What to Do
25 Better Not Tell Her
26 Love of My Life
27 Spy
28 Holding Me Tonight
29 Take Me as I Am
30 Hurt
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