Norah Jones

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Norah Jones
Jones performing at the U.S. Capitol in 2011
Jones performing at the U.S. Capitol in 2011
Background information
Birth nameGeethali Norah Jones Shankar
Born (1979-03-30) March 30, 1979 (age 45)
Brooklyn, New York City,
United States
GenresJazz, blues, pop, soul, folk, country
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, actress
InstrumentsVocals, piano/keyboards, guitar
Years active2001—present
LabelsBlue Note

Norah Jones (born March 30, 1979) is an American singer and pianist. Her first album, Come Away with Me was released in 2002. It was a mix of contemporary jazz, folk, and country music. The album won five Grammy Awards in 2003. She released her second album, Feels Like Home in 2004, which sold over a million copies in its first week of its release. "Sunrise" won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2005 Grammy Awards. Her third album, Not Too Late was released in 2007. That year Jones also acted in a movie for the first time. The movie, Blueberry Nights, had a song by Jones on its soundtrack. In 2009, The Fall was released. According to Billboard, Jones is the 60th highest-selling artist of the 2000s. In 2011 Jones sung on Seth MacFarlane's first album. Jones' fifth album Little Broken Hearts was released in 2012. It was produced by Danger Mouse. On November 25, 2013, an album Jones made with Billie Joe Armstrong called Foreverly was released.

Early life[change | change source]

Jones was born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar in 1979 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, to Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar and American concert producer Sue Jones.[1] When Jones was sixteen she changed her name to Norah Jones.

Discography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Norah Jones - News, Music Performances and Show Video Clips - MTV".

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