Jocelyn Eve Stoker (born 11 April 1987), better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is a British 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 similarly multi-platinum 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 the album and single 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 whose debut album topped the UK Albums Chart. 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, and became Stone's first Top 5 album in the United States and first non-Top 10 album in the United Kingdom.
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Reviewed by John Aizlewood
Stone returns to her covers comfort zone, with excellent results.
Reviewed by Mike Diver
Something approaching a return to form from the British soul singer.
Colour Me Free! 2009
Reviewed by Mike Diver
A fans-only collection, but at least time’s firmly on her side.
Reviewed by Anthony Leaver
Leave your opinions of the girl at the door when you listen to this.
The Soul Sessions 2003
Reviewed by Jack Smith
...this album seems a bit of an artistic compromise, music from the rule book rather...