One of the most prestigious events held during Grammy Week, the MusiCares Person of the Year gala was held during Grammy Week on Friday, Jan. 24.
While Carole King’s Grammy Award-winning debut album, Tapestry, was partially recorded within the walls of the Village, she has been a staple at the Studio since it’s doors opened in 1968. Having written over 100 pop hits now – from Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” to her own, “I Feel the Earth Move” – it all started when King wrote her first hit at age 18, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” for The Shirelles. The icon has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is also the first woman to have won the Song of the Year Grammy award in 1972 for “You’ve Got A Friend”.
King received the high honor in recognition of her extraordinary creative accomplishments and significant charitable work. Just as her music career evolves, so has her involvement with environmental organizations, supporting a range of political causes including forest wilderness preservation.
Friday’s tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter included performances by a wide range of artists performing covers of some of her best-known songs: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Lady Gaga, Zac Brown, Alicia Keys and more.
Watch the star-studded video featuring highlights from the Tribute below:
Or view the video over at Grammy.com