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Norah Jones (born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Throughout her career, Jones has won numerous awards and has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 decade. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was 60th on Billboard magazine’s artists of the 2000–2009 decade chart.
In 2002, Jones launched her solo music career with the release of Come Away with Me, a commercially successful and critically acclaimed album that was a fusion of jazz with country music and pop. It was certified diamond, selling over 26 million copies.The record earned Jones five Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist.Her subsequent studio albums Feels Like Home, released in 2004; Not Too Late, released in 2007, the same year she made her film debut in My Blueberry Nights; and 2009’s The Fall all gained Platinum status, selling over a million copies each.They were also generally well received by critics.Jones’ fifth studio album, Little Broken Hearts, was released on April 27, 2012.
Jones is a daughter of Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar and an American, Sue Jones. She is Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar’s half-sister.
Jones was born Geetali Shankar in 1979 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, to American concert producer Sue Jones and Indian (Bengali) sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar.
After her parents separated in 1986, Shankar lived with her mother, growing up in Grapevine, Texas. She attended Colleyville Middle School and Grapevine High School before transferring to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. While in high school, she sang in the school choir, participated in band, and played the alto saxophone. At the age of sixteen, with both parents’ consent, she officially changed her name to Norah Jones.
Jones always had an affinity for the music of Bill Evans and Billie Holiday, among other “oldies”. She once said, “My mom had this eight-album Billie Holiday set; I picked out one disc that I liked and played that over and over again.”
As a child, Jones began singing in church and also took piano and voice lessons. She still attends church. She considers herself spiritual and appreciates the rituals of her church but does not consider herself deeply religious.
She attended Interlochen Center for the Arts during the summers. While at high school, she won the DownBeat Student Music Awards for Best Jazz Vocalist (twice, in 1996 and 1997) and Best Original Composition (1996).
Jones attended the University of North Texas (UNT), where she majored in jazz piano and sang with the UNT Jazz Singers. During this time, she had a chance meeting with future collaborator Jesse Harris. She gave a ride to a band playing at the university whose members happened to be friends of Harris. He was on a cross-country road-trip with friend and future Little Willies member, Richard Julian, and stopped to see the band play. After meeting Jones, Harris started sending her lead sheets of his songs.
In 1999, Jones left Texas for New York City. Less than a year later, she started a band with Harris, and her recordings with them were bestsellers.
After moving to New York City, Jones signed to Blue Note Records, a label owned by EMI Group. The signing came as an indirect result of Jones performing background vocals for singer-songwriter Victoria Williams.Shell White, then the wife of Williams’ producer JC Hopkins, worked in Blue Note’s royalties department and passed Jones’s three-track demo on to the label’s president Bruce Lundvall and its A&R Brian Bacchus. The demo featured two jazz standards and a song by Jesse Harris.Lundvall and Bacchus immediately agreed Jones had great potential. Although initially unsure about what direction her music would follow, particularly since Blue Note was a jazz label, they decided to sign Jones. Bacchus told HitQuarters: “We let her find her own direction…. We knew that if she could develop her songwriting and we could find great songs, it would work.”
Jones was first teamed up with experienced producer and engineer Jay Newland. Bacchus thought that Newland’s experience in jazz, blues, rock, country and folk would give him a “feeling for her sound.”Together they cut around nine demo tracks, of which six formed her debut Blue Note release, the sampler First Sessions, while the rest were set aside for her debut album.First Sessions was released in 2001.
Jones was a lounge singer before becoming a recording artist. Prior to releasing her first album, she performed with Wax Poetic, Peter Malick and jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter.
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