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Joss Stone

Joss Stone (born Jocelyn Eve Stoker on 11th of April 1987) is an English soul and R&B singer-songwriter and actress.

Stone emerged to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions making the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the also-multi-platinum Mind, Body & Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart and featured the UK top ten hit "You Had Me."

Stone's latest album, Introducing Joss Stone, released in March 2007, has achieved gold status by the RIAA.

Throughout her career, Stone has sold over ten million albums worldwide and has won two BRIT Awards and one Grammy Award. She also made her acting debut in late 2006 with the fantasy adventure film Eragon, as the witch Angela.

Music career

In 2002, Stone decided to back her ability by flying out from England for an audition in New York City with S-Curve Records CEO Steve Greenberg. She performed Donna Summer's 1979 "On the Radio" and the gamble paid off, with Stone signing to the label.

The Soul Sessions (2003)

Released in late 2003 the album consisted of little-known soul tracks, rather than Stone's own material.

It reached the top five on the UK Albums Chart, and also made the top forty of the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

The lead single, "Fell in Love with a Boy" a reworking of The White Stripes' 2001 "Fell in Love with a Girl," reached the top twenty of the UK Singles Chart, as did the second single, a cover version of Sugar Billy's 1974 song "Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' on Me)."

The album eventually went triple platinum by the BPI in mid-April 2005 and gold by the RIAA in late March 2004.

Mind, Body & Soul (2004)

Released in 2004 the album proved to be an even bigger success than her first.

Containing new material, it debuted at number one in the UK and just missed the top ten of the U.S. Billboard 200, after peaking at number eleven.

The lead single, "You Had Me" became her biggest hit to date when it rose to number nine in the UK. Follow-up singles "Right to Be Wrong" and "Spoiled" both made the top forty, and "Don't Cha Wanna Ride" the top twenty.

In early September 2005, Mind, Body & Soul was certified triple platinum by the BPI and platinum by the RIAA.

At the 2005 BRIT Awards, Stone was nominated for British Breakthrough Act, and won British Female Solo Artist and British Urban Act, entering the Guinness World Records for being the youngest BRIT Award solo winner at age seventeen.

Introducing Joss Stone (2007)

Released in 2007 the album debuted and peaked at number twelve on the UK Albums Chart, not managing to match the success of Stone's two previous albums.

It nevertheless debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 selling 118,000 copies in its first week, then the highest debut for a British solo female artist on the U.S. chart.

"Tell Me 'bout It" the album's lead single, debuted and peaked at number twenty-eight on the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number eighty-three on the U.S Billboard Hot 100.

Film career

Stone made her film debut in the fantasy adventure film Eragon in 2006, playing the witch Angela.

In March 2008, Stone signed up for the role of a lesbian named Stephanie in the upcoming British romantic comedy Snappers.

Trivia

Stone made her first public appearance at school with a cover of Jackie Wilson's 1957 song "Reet Petite."

Stone was the youngest woman on the 2006 Sunday Times Rich List an annual list of the UK's wealthiest people with £6 million.

She was also ranked number seventy-eight on Maxim's 2007 Hot 100.

Stone was named the World's Best Celebrity Dog Owner of 2005 in an online poll conducted by readers of The New York Dog Magazine and The Hollywood Dog Magazine. She owns two female dogs: Missy, a Rottweiler (named after rapper Missy Elliott) and Dusty, a Poodle (named for Dusty Springfield, one of her major influences).

In 2005 she was voted the World's Sexiest Vegetarian by peta2.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Joss Stone Live At The Roundhouse In London

Joss Stone - Joss Stone performs a live fundraising concert in support of Barnardo's charity - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 15th May 2016

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Barnardo's Presents Joss Stone And Friends At The Roundhouse

Joss Stone , Lemar - Barnardo's presents Joss Stone and Friends at The Roundhouse at The Roundhouse - London, United Kingdom - Monday 16th May 2016

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Joss Stone: 'Mick Jagger Didn't Ask Me Out'


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Joss worked with the Rolling Stones legend on short-lived group SuperHeavy in 2011, which also included A. R. Rahman, Damian Marley and Eurythmics’ star David A. Stewart.

A rumour went around that 72-year-old Mick had asked Joss out, but the 29-year-old admits the truth is much less exciting.

“No. He said, ‘Hey, what are you doing later?’ but he said it to everyone in the studio, not just me," she told Britain’s Hello! magazine. "Everyone makes him to be this hazardous rocker, but he’s not like that. He loves a cup of tea and a good old chat.”

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Joss Stone Cancels Gigs To Care For Sick Dog


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The singer's Rottweiler Missy was taken seriously ill with internal bleeding on Thursday (14Apr16), and she announced on her Facebook page that she would be pulling out of the Caribbean shows.

"I am very sad to announce that I have to postpone the show in Barbados and also Trinidad and Tobago. Hopefully I will be able to return in time for the gig in Venezuela if all is well," she wrote in the emotional post on Friday (16Apr16).

"Last night my dog Missy got rushed to the vets with internal bleeding, I was told she could have only a few hours to live. Luckily she made it through the night and they are now working hard to find out what is wrong and save her.

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Joss Stone Postpones Shows To Look After Sick Dog


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Joss Stone has postponed two shows to look after her ailing dog, Missy. The singer has postponed her shows in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, which were due to take place on April 16th and April 19th, but is hoping to return to the stage by April 21 for her gig in Caracas, Venezuela.

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On Facebook Stone wrote: "Last night my dog Missy got rushed to the vets with internal bleeding, I was told she could have only a few hours to live. Luckily she made it through the night and they are now working hard to find out what is wrong and save her.”

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Kwabs Hopes He And Jess Glynne Win Big At MOBO Awards


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Kwabs hopes he and his friend Jess Glynne are both winners at the 20th MOBO Awards.

The 'Walk' singer has been nominated along with Andreya Triana,

Shakka, Lianne La Havas and Joss Stone in the Best R&B/Soul Act category, while Jess is up for two prizes, Best Female and Best Song in Association with First Direct for 'Not Letting Go', her collaboration with Tinie Tempah.

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Joss Stone Warned Off Weed Seed Giveaway


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The You Had Me hitmaker released Water For Your Soul, her first disc for more than four years, in July (15), and the deluxe version of the CD came with a free packet of plant or flower seeds.

Stone, who has previously discussed her dope-smoking, has now confessed she wanted to supply marijuana seeds - which is not an offence in the U.K. - but aides at her own Stone'd Records company ruled it out.

During an appearance on U.K. talk show Loose Women on Friday (18Sep15), host Kaye Adams asked if there was anything "naughty in those seeds", and Stone laughed as she replied, "No, they wouldn't let me do that! I did suggest it and they said, 'No, no Joss, pull it in.'"

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 - Givenchy - Front Row

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Joss Stone Doesn't Want To Be Famous


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Joss Stone doesn't want to be a celebrity.

The 'Super Duper Love' hitmaker is ''trying to fight'' being a celebrity and just wants to be able to perform and make music.

She said: ''I'm really trying to fight against this celebrity thing. I just want to sing and give concerts. And in order to do that, you don't really have to buy into all this celebrity stuff.''

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Joss Stone - Water For Your Soul Album Review


Having broken through with her 2003 debut album, it can be easy to forget that the artist also known as Joscelyn Eve Stoker had barely finished school at the time - she's only turned 28 this year. Success on both sides of the Atlantic led to multi-platinum sales, yet recent years saw Joss Stone make headlines for more personal reasons. She'll be glad to get the focus back on her music.

Joss Stone - Water For Your Soul Album Review

There's no hesitation from Stone in catapulting her audience into the reggae direction that characterises 'Water For Your Soul' - though opening track 'Love Me' feels very much like an extended intro. On a positive note, her voice remains as soulfully strong as the teen that impressed so many over a decade ago, but the Caribbean flavours present do not compliment her style. Worst of all is the Placebo and Inner Circle sampling 'Harry's Symphony', where she throws in a few lines of 'Bad Boys' in a Jamaican accent - the infamous Brit Awards incident seemingly teaching her nothing. It's far from the only stinker though, 'Cut The Line' and 'Way Oh' amongst others tread a similar path.

Perhaps predictably it is when Stone returns to more familiar territory that this record brings some enjoyment - but these moments are rare in this collection. 'This Ain't Love' is the perfect reminder of why she was heralded as such a talent, while the Latin touch on 'Let Me Breathe' would have been a more suitable influence to pack this release with. Unfortunately, these are closer to token gestures while Stone indulges her reggae experimentation - a decision that won't see her return to former glories any time soon.

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CarFest North 2015 - Day 2

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Joss Stone Is Relaxed Over Illegal Downloads


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The You Had Me hitmaker is gearing up for the release of her first album for three years, Water For Your Soul, later this month (Jul15) but bootlegged copies are already available online.

Stone is adamant she does not care about fans gaining access to her music without paying but is urging them to seek out a good quality download to fully appreciate her efforts.

She tells British magazine Event, "I don't care about people getting music for free as long as they are listening. What bothers me is if people are listening to bad-quality recordings of music. The bootleg version of my album has the worst sound quality. That kills me.

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Joss Stone Finds Love With Older Man


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The You Had Me hitmaker, 28, who is usually guarded about her private life, has revealed she suffered heartache when she split from an ex but found love a year ago with a mystery recording executive.

She tells British magazine Event, "Our relationship is very passionate, very up and down. I annoy him, he annoys me, we split up every Thursday and then make up. But he challenges me and I totally respect him, he's as strong as I am, he knows his own mind...

"I always thought I wanted kids, seven kids. But now I'm thinking that having a baby would not be right. It's not enough to just want one. It has to be right. The relationship I'm in with the man I love is too stormy, too passionate. I care too much about my unborn child to bring them (sic) into that. Kids need stability - I don't have stability."

Joss Stone: I Don't Watch TV


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Joss Stone doesn't own a TV.

The 28-year-old singer has revealed that despite being among the richest British musicians under the age of 30, she enjoys living a simple life and has no interest in watching television.

She shared: ''I don't have a telly. I did buy a little one from Tesco a few months ago because my boyfriend wanted one but it disappeared. I never even switched it on.''

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Joss Stone

Date of birth

11th April, 1977

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.78




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Amsterdam 🙂 x
Loved the gig last night in #trinidad . #kestheband rocked . Good vibes all round xxx
A lil run through before the rehearsal room was open ..... #Roundhouse #tonight :) #nitinsawhney #jocelynbrown #lintonkwesijohnson #lindalewis #lemar #dennisbovell .... #barnados #lovethemusic #omg #somanyhashtags
#repost // Listen to @jossstone on Soul Sisters as she ponders what the world will do if Donald Trump is elected president...
Waiting for the show in #Trinidad&Tabago at #RuStreet tonight...
We let my brother out of his cage and he ate all the cup cakes !
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My lovely tour manager and I having a giggle back stage at the cordon show. was a really fun gig , I hope those that got to see it enjoyed it :) we had a lovely time meeting James and their crew . Xxx


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