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Norah Jones

  • Geethali Norah Jones Shankar was born on March 30, 1979, in New York, New York to American concert producer, Sue Jones and Indian Bengali musician, Ravi Shankar.

Norah Jones 'Come Away With Me'
  • After her parents separated in 1986, Jones lived with her mother and grew up in Grapevine, Texas. As a child, Jones began singing in church and also took piano and voice lessons. She attended Grapevine Middle School and Grapevine High School before transferring to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. Her music took its first form early on in the local Methodist Church, where she regularly sang solos. While in high school, she sang in the school choir, participated in band, and played the alto saxophone. When she turned 16, with both parents' consent, she officially changed her name to ‘Norah Jones’.

  • Jones attended the University of North Texas, where she majored in jazz piano and sang with the UNT Jazz Singers. Jones returned to New York in 1999, where she performed as lounge singer before becoming a recording artist. Before releasing her first studio album, she performed with the trip-hop group ‘Wax Poetic’, and jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter. Her rich, soothing vocals caught the attention of Peter Malick, who put her on his album, “New York City (The Peter Malick Group album)”. The album reached number 54 on the Billboard 200, and reached number one on the Top Blues Albums chart.

Norah Jones 'Come Away With Me'
  • In 2000, she signed with Blue Note Records, where her debut album, “Come Away With Me” was recorded with the help of Arif Mardin, Jay Newland, and Craig Street. It peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and received Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. In addition, she won Best New Artist, and the song, “Don’t Know Why” won Record of the Year. The album was later certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005, for shipments of over ten million copies in the United States, and has sold over 27 million copies worldwide as of 2016, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.

  • Since her debut album, Jones has collaborated with many artists in different genres, including Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, the Foo Fighters and Herbie Hancock. She’s released nine albums, with her latest, “Visions” scheduled to be released this month. She’s scheduled to go on a North American tour in support of the album, with stops in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

  • After a period of estrangement from her father, Jones traveled to New Delhi to spend time with him and wrote some material that was later recorded for the album, “The Fall”. Ravi Shankar died in 2012. Jones has two children with her husband, keyboardist Pete Remm.


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