13 December 2012 10:29 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Singer and songwriter Carole King will be awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced on Thursday. The 70-year-old musician -- responsible for hits like "You've Got a Friend" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" -- is the award's first female recipient. She will be honored in Washington, D.C., next spring during a luncheon and musical performance in the Library of Congress's historic Coolidge Auditorium.  "Carole King has been one of the most influential songwriters of our time," Billington said in a statement. "For more »

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