has sold more than 7.5 million albums worldwide; been nominated for four Grammy Awards; appeared onstage with James Brown
, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder
, Elton John
, Patti Labelle, Mavis Staples, Donna Summer
, and Smokey Robinson; sat for an interview with Oprah Winfrey
; starred in two major ad campaigns for the Gap; and performed for more than 200,000 people at the 2005 Live 8 Concert
in London—all before reaching the ripe old age of 19.
Hailing from Kent, England, Stone was a fresh-faced 14-year-old when she won the popular BBC talent show, Star for a Night. She wowed audiences with her version of Aretha Franklin's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, stupefying the crowd when a booming, old-soul voice came bellowing from the frame of a small blonde girl. In 2002, she arrived stateside, in New York City, catching the attention of a label CEO Steve Greenberg who signed her and the two began work on her first CD, The Soul Sessions, which was released in 2003. Her subsequent album the following year, Mind, Body & Soul (her first album of original material) earned her three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist. Her latest effort, ironically titled Introducing Joss Stone, was released in 2007 to industry and fan acclaim. Recently, Stone branched out into acting, landing small roles in the 2006 fantasy film Eragon and an episode of the CW series Gossip Girl.
: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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