The Carpenters broke into recording when they were signed to A&M Records in 1969. By 1970, on the strength of the title track to Close to You and the single "We've Only Just Begun
," the Carpenters became a music sensation. The album earned eight Grammy nominations, with wins for Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Vocal Performance. They followed that up with a Grammy award in 1971 for "Superstar
" from the album Carpenters
. The song was remade decades later by Sonic Youth as part of a Carpenters tribute album and was played in a key scene in the 1997 movie, Juno
, in which Juno claims to prefer the original version better. So does Richard, who said he neither likes nor understands the interpretation, although the band's singer, Kim Gordon, is a big fan of Karen's work.