James Taylor
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"James Vernon Taylor" is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 3 single "Fire and Rain" and had his first No. 1 hit the following year with "You've Got a Friend", a recording of Carole King's classic song. His 1976 Greatest Hits (James Taylor album)/Greatest Hits album was certified RIAA certification#RIAA Diamond certifications/Diamond and has sold 12 million US copies. Following his 1977 album, JT (album)/JT, he has retained a large audience over the decades. His commercial achievements declined slightly until a resurgence during the late 1990s and 2000s, when he recorded some of his best-selling and most-awarded work (including Hourglass (James Taylor album)/Hourglass, October Road (album)/October Road and Covers (James Taylor album)/Covers).

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