Carrie Jacobs-Bond

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Born: 11 August 1862

Died: 28 December 1946

Biography Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond was an American singer and songwriter who composed many pieces of popular sheet music during from the 1890s through the early 1940s. She is probably best remembered for writing the song I Love You Truly, for which she became the first woman to sell one million copies of a song. That parlor song continues to be used at weddings over a century after its release. Her song which experienced the highest number of sales immediately after release was "A Perfect Day" in 1910. Jacobs-Bond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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