Tori Amos

Alternative rock, Musical Artist

1963 –

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Who is Tori Amos?

Tori Amos is an American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer. She is a classically trained musician and possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Amos originally served as the lead singer of 1980s synthpop group Y Kant Tori Read, and as a solo artist was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s. She was also noteworthy early in her solo career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. Some of her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "God", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", "1000 Oceans", and "A Sorta Fairytale", her most commercially successful single in the U.S. to date.

As of 2005, Amos had sold 12 million albums worldwide. She has been nominated for several awards, including 8 Grammy Award nominations.

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Born
Aug 22, 1963
Newton
Also known as
  • Torie Amos
  • Amos, Tori
  • Isabel
  • Santa
  • Clyde
  • Myra Ellen Amos
  • Ellen Amos
  • 'T'
  • Amos, Ellen
  • Pip
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Peabody Institute
  • Richard Montgomery High School
  • Montgomery College
Lived in
  • Baltimore
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Los Angeles
  • Cornwall
  • London
  • Sewall's Point
  • Silver Spring

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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