Songwriter of Aretha Franklin’s ‘You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman’ Named BMI Icon

Veteran songwriter Carole King will be crowned BMI Icon during the 60th Annual Pop Music Awards, slated for Tuesday, May 15 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. King, a Brooklyn native, join an elite list of artists including Paul Simon, The Jacksons, The Bee Gees, James Brown amongst others.

King, along with her husband and writing partner Gerry Goffin, penned songs that landed on the top of charts like the Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” Little Eva’s “Loco-Motion,” the Drifters’ “Up on the Roof,” Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and more.

Her artistic contribution has resulted in one hundred hit singles spanning over Pop, rock, R&B and country genres. King will add the BMI Icon award to her credits, which include the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

An all-star lineup of artists will perform to pay tribute to King’s incomparable catalog. The BMI Pop Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year will also be named during the ceremony.


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