Mistaken Identity, released in the spring of 1981, is the career-defining, Platinum-plus sixth studio album by Kim Carnes. It was one of 1981’s biggest albums and produced Billboard‘s #1 song for the entire year, “Bette Davis Eyes”. It was nominated for the Album Of The Year Grammy Award.
The album spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard magazine’s Top Albums chart, and was subsequently certified Platinum. The album spawned three singles, “Bette Davis Eyes”, “Draw of the Cards” and the title track, which peaked at #1, #28 and #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, respectively.
The Mistaken Identity Tour found Carnes at the peak of success, selling out arenas and large venues.