About The Song

– ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’ was written by the songwriting team of Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel. The song was written for American folk-rock singer-songwriter Lori Liebermann who originally recorded and released the song in 1972.

– ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’ was a major success after Roberta Flack released it in 1973, reaching No.1 in the US, Canada and Australia, whilst hitting No.6 in the UK.
– Flack’s version spent a total of five weeks at the top spot during February and March, more weeks than any other record in 1973.
– She won two Grammy Awards the following year for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, with songwriters Gimbel and Fox earning the Song Of The Year Grammy.
– The track’s success propelled Flack’s album, Killing Me Softly, to the top of the US charts too, though lost out to Stevie Wonder’s 1973 album Innervisions for the Grammy’s Album Of The Year.
– Roberta Flack was the first ever artist to win the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year in two consecutive years, both in 1973 and 1974.


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