Norah Jones

Born 30 March 1979.
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Billie Joe and Norah on Foreverly

Jo Whiley chats Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones about their new album, Foreverly.

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Norah Jones (born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She is a daughter of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones. She is Anoushka Shankar's half-sister.

In 2002, she launched her solo music career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album Come Away with Me, a fusion of country music and pop with elements of jazz which 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 and were generally well received by critics. Jones' fifth studio album, Little Broken Hearts, was released on April 27, 2012.

Jones has won nine Grammy Awards and was 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the 2000–2009 decade chart. 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.

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  1. Review of Little Broken Hearts

    Little Broken Hearts 2012

    Reviewed by Marcus J. Moore
    Esteemed songstress makes heartbreak sound good.
  2. Review of …Featuring

    …Featuring 2010

    Reviewed by Daniel Ross
    A surprisingly varied collection of duets with acts including Outkast and Foo Fighters.
  3. Review of The Fall

    The Fall 2009

    Reviewed by Andrew Mueller
    An album’s worth of Jones’ luxuriance is somewhat rough going.
  4. Review of Not Too Late

    Not Too Late 2007

    Reviewed by Chris White
    This music won’t change the world, but neither does it deserve to be cast from it as...
  5. Review of Feels Like Home

    Feels Like Home 2004

    Reviewed by Nick Reynolds
    ...when you try and listen actively to 'Feels Like Home' there's little to engage the...
  6. Review of Come Away With Me

    Come Away With Me

    Reviewed by Kathryn Shackleton
    Easy Jazz meets Country twang in this smoothest of introductions to the wonderful...
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