caroleking.jpgCarole King’s 1971 release Tapestry landed the number seven slot on the Definitive 200–a list naming the highest ranked albums and soundtracks that every music lover should own–topping the list for ladies.

Tapestry sold over 22 million copies worldwide, features classic (King written) Grammy-winning hits like ‘Natural Woman’, ‘It’s Too Late’, and ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, and spent over six years on the charts.

Other iconic female albums on the list include Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (#26), Joni Mitchell’s Blue (#52), Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (#55), and Sheryl Crow’s Tuesday Night Music Club (#139).

The list was presented by the members of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and determined by an unidentified group of NARM music retailers.

“Our members chose the albums that have consistently excited record buyers over the years and those that have the potential for continued success based on enduring popularity,” says NARM president Jim Donio.

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