Joss Stone – Biography of Joss Stone

Joscelyn Eve Stoker was born in April 1987 in Dover, England.

He spent the first ten years of his life in rural Devon, where he bought his first album (“Great Successes“, from Aretha Franklin), which was her inspiration to become a singer, soul being her favorite genre. At age 14, he auditioned for the popular show of the BBC Star for a Night“singing the song”On the Radio” from Donna summer.

Daughter of Richard Y Wendy stoker, Joss, the third of four children, made her first public appearance as a singer at the school where she attended, the Uffculme Comprehensive School, with the cover of Jackie Wilson,Reet Petite“, 1957.

The following year he auditioned in New York for the label S-Curve. He also signed a contract with BMG in the UK for global distribution of your work. This allowed him to gain experience in his career by performing with groups such as Blondie or Gladys knight.

Two years after becoming known for her performance in “Star for a Night“, Stone released his debut album titled “The Soul Sessions”Which placed her as one of the artists with the best voice of her generation. His appearances on TV shows “The Tonight Show“, the special of the chain ABC Motown 45”; and the appearance of some of his themes in the series: “The West Wing“,”Emergencies (ER)“, Y “Third Watch“were important factors for Joss and his music were known by more public around the world.

For the summer of 2004, “The Soul Sessions”Was recognized as a Gold record in the United States, to date the record has sold more than two million copies worldwide. The album reached # 1 on the chart “Heatseekers” from Billboard in February 2004 and to the Top Ten in several countries in April of the same year.

In 2004, also under the seal S-Curve Records edited “Mind, Body & Soul“On this new album all the songs are written or co-written by her and she also begins to actively participate in the production.

In March 2005, Stone becomes an advertising figure for Gap, replacing Sarah Jessica Parker.

Known for her performances in which she performs barefoot and in a neo-hippie style of dress, Joss stone he changed his style for a more mature one and at the same time he used a new look to promote “Introducing Joss Stone“(2007).

Color Me Free“is the title of his latest album, pending official release date; secretly recorded in order to exploit his artistic freedom, independently of his label, EMI.

Joss has been awarded a Grammy in the category “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals“in 2007; he also won two Brit Awards in 2005 as “British Female Solo Artist” Y “British Urban Act“; and has been nominated for three awards Grammy What Best New Artist, Best Female Vocal Performance in Pop ( for the song ‘You had me‘) Y Best Pop Album (Mind, Body & Soul), also in 2005.

Stone made his foray onto the big screen with the role of Angela on the epic tape “Eragon“Based on the book of the same name -published in 2003- and which was released on December 15, 2006. He had previously participated in an episode of the series”American dreams“.

Most recently he lent his voice in an episode of “American Dad!“and currently plays Anne of Cleves, one of the wives of King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) in the series “The Tudors“.

Joss, A vegetarian and dog lover, she currently lives in Los Angeles.