Norah Jones

Alternative rock, Musical Artist

1979 –

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Who is Norah Jones?

Norah Jones is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She is the 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 album, 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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Born
Mar 30, 1979
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Geethali Norah Jones Shankar
  • Jones, Norah
  • Geetali Norah Jones Shankar
Parents
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • Bengali people
  • White American
  • Indian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of North Texas
  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Grapevine High School
  • Colleyville Middle School
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
  • Grapevine

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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