Karen Carpenter Profile

Many of the American singers are so famous not only in the United States but all throughout the world. One of them is Karen Carpenter having the birth name Karen Anne Carpenter. She was born on March 2, 1950 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. She is popularly known as both singer and drummer. In fact, she was a part of the duo the Carpenters together with her brother Richard. Her talent as a singer having contralto vocals made her rise to fame and also her drumming abilities.

Since high school, she began to study and learn how to play drums. After she graduated from high school, she joined the Long Beach State Choir. Her career as a musician was a successful one. She had tours and recordings with her brother for several years. In the 1970’s, The Carpenters achieved commercial and critical success. She became the band’s full-time drummer and still recorded a solo album. The genres of her music includes pop, easy listening, soft rock, and jazz. She was active from 1965 to 1983.

Though she was a successful musician, she faced an unexpected death. Unfortunately, she died at a young age which is 32 from heart failure. When she was still alive, she actually had an eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. At that  time, the said eating disorder was not much known. Karen Carpenter’s heart failure was the result of complications related to her illness. Because of that, people became more aware of eating disorders. During her lifetime until even today, she is known as one of the greatest singers of all time.