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JOSS STONE BIOGRAPHY

Joss Stone born Jocelyn Eve Stoker 11 April 1987 is an English soul singer-songwriter and actress. Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the equally multiplatinum Mind Body & Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit "You Had Me", Stone's most successful single on the UK Singles Chart to date. Both album and single each received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards, while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist, and in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2004 was ranked fifth as a predicted breakthrough act of 2004. She became the youngest British female singer to top the UK Albums Chart in history to have her first album at number one.



Stone's third album, Introducing Joss Stone, released in March 2007, achieved gold record status by the RIAA and yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard 200, which became Stone' first Top 5 album in the United States and first non-Top 10 album in the United Kingdom. Stone released her fourth album, Colour Me Free!, on 20 October 2009, which did reach Top 10 on Billboard. Stone released her fifth album, LP1, on 22 July 2011, which did reach Top 10 on Billboard. Throughout her career, Stone has sold eleven million albums, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time, best-selling soul artists of the 2000s and best-selling British artists of her time.Her first three albums have sold over 2,722,000 copies in the United States, while her first two albums have sold over 2,000,000 copies in United Kingdom. Stone has won two BRIT Awards and one Grammy Award. She also made her film acting debut in late 2006 with the fantasy adventure film Eragon, and made her television debut portraying Anne of Cleves in the Showtime series The Tudors in 2009.Stone was the youngest woman on the 2006 Sunday Times Rich List—an annual list of the UK's wealthiest people—with £6 million.



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JOSS STONE PROFILE



Birth name: Jocelyn Eve Stoker

Born: 11 April 1987 Dover, Kent, England,

United: Kingdom

Genres: Soul, R&B, blues

Occupations: Singer-songwriter, actress

Years active: 2001–present

Labels: Relentless, S-Curve, Virgin, Stone'd Records www.stoned-Records.com

Associated acts: SuperHeavy

Website: jossstone.com



Discography




* The Soul Sessions (2003)

* Mind Body & Soul (2004)

* Introducing Joss Stone (2007)

* Colour Me Free! (2009)

* LP1 (2011)

* Super Duper Hits: The Best of Joss Stone (2011) [A]

* SuperHeavy (2011) [B]



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