Joss Stone (birth name Joscelyn Eve Stoker) was born on April 11, 1987 in the pastoral country of Dover, England. She is a popular singer.
Biography and Career :
She is the third of the four children of Richard and Wendy Stoker. Joss grew up in Ashill, Devon until she became a teenager and in this little village she bought her first album, one with Aretha Franklin
's Greatest Hits. After she listened that album she said that she would be a famous singer.
First contact with the music's world was at the age of 14 when she went to an audition for a popular BBC show, "Star for a Night". Her first success on a stage was soon after this when she performed Aretha Franklin's classic "(You Make Me Feel Like) A
Natural Woman". An agent saw her and offered her a contract.
She changed her name in Joss Stone and went to New York
and met Steve Greenberg, CEO of S-Curve Records. From now on her career grew more and more and the soul legend Betty Wright started to work with her for refine her voice.
On September 16, 2003 appeared her first album "The Soul Sessions", and it was a big success. Soon after this she appeared in Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Ellen, and in People magazine. In 2006 she had a role in the movie Eragon.
- Height: 178cm
- Her trade mark is performing barefoot.
- Tom Cruise
, Angelina Jolie
and Brad Pitt
are some of her biggest fans.
- She has three siblings: Daniel, Lucy and Harry.
- She ranked 78th place on Maxim Hot Top 100 in 2007.
- She is a vegetarian.
- "I didn't write those songs, but I can relate to every one of them. It's soul music. I have to feel it, in order to sing it with a little bit of soul."
- "If am destined to be as big as Britney I will be. If not, I will not."
- "People say I'm the white Aretha Franklin. I wish I was her."
- "It's sad that people listen to music and decide how the singer should look."
2003 - The Soul Sessions
2004 - Mind, Body & Soul
2007 - Introducing Joss Stone.
Joss Stone's Dates :
Beau Dozier (2005)
Lemar Obika (2006)
Raphael Saadiq (2007 - now)
Joss Stone Image : carlinmusic.com
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