Joss Stone

Joss Stone

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  • Indie


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Jocelyn Eve Stoker, stage name Joss Stone, has gained a reputation as one of the hardest working singer/songwriter/actresses on the planet. She was born in Dover, Kent, England on April 11, 1987. With such a beautiful voice, her soul/R&B music career got off to an amazing start in 2001. At the age of thirteen, Ms. Stone hit the music scene by storm when she won the 2001 edition of the BBC Television talent show, Star for a Night. With that enormous public exposure, she was immediately signed to a record deal with S-Curve Records for the US and EMI for Europe. Her debut album entitled The Soul Sessions was released in September of 2003. The album was a commercial and critical success in both England and the US. However, none of the album's singles made much of an impact on the charts. Her follow-up album, Mind Body & Soul was released in mid 2004. It became a record-setting album when it debuted at #1 on the UK Album Charts, making Ms. Stone the youngest artist to ever hit #1 on those charts. However, the album's best-selling single, "You Had Me", only made in to #9 on the singles charts. By 2006, Ms. Stone was beginning to branch out into acting while preparing to record her third album. She landed a nice role in the full-length feature Eragon as well as a couple of stints on BBC television series. Of course, music was her first love and eventually she was back working on her third album, Introducing Joss Stone (2007). To date, she has released a total of six studio albums and has received numerous award nominations, including four Grammy nominations. While waiting for her breakthrough hit, Ms. Stone has stayed busy working on both her music and films.