She has won multiple awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was ranked 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the s decade chart. In , Jones launched her solo music career with the release of Come Away with Me , which was a fusion of jazz with country, blues, folk and pop. It was certified Diamond , selling over 27 million copies. Jones is the daughter of Indian sitar master and composer Ravi Shankar and concert producer Sue Jones, and is the half-sister of fellow musicians Anoushka Shankar and Shubhendra Shankar. After her parents separated in , Jones lived with her mother, growing up in Grapevine, Texas. Her music took its first form early on in the local Methodist Church where she regularly sang solos. While in high school, she sang in the school choir, participated in band, and played the alto saxophone. At the age of 16, with both parents' consent, she officially changed her name to Norah Jones.
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Last Thursday afternoon, Norah Jones took a seat at a piano in her home and played a sequence of minor chords, humming as she did. She was wearing a striped dress, hoop earrings, and a dark cap of the kind sold in the corner groceries of Brooklyn. New Yorkers were marching, to protest the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, and Jones fit the music to the moment. In her handling, the piece was a lamentation. Her performance soon drew attention on Facebook and YouTube, where she has been posting videos and playing short concerts since March.
With her velvet voice, unique storytelling ability and understated piano accompaniment, the New York-born Texas-raised chanteuse quickly established a substantial international following. As Grammies rained down on her, Jones grew into an accomplished songwriter, one unafraid to experiment along the way. Ranging from solo albums to side projects, the best Norah Jones songs chart her remarkable artistic progression. Let us know in the comments section, below. The recording also featured a sanctified organ solo by Billy Preston and went on to net two Grammies. With the latter, she sang this warm rendition of a Wilco song penned by the alt. Vocal harmonies come from Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper. Norah Jones has participated in several side projects during her year career, one of which is her membership in the country supergroup The Little Willies.
As her profile only grew for her preternaturally calming jazz-pop, she toyed with the idea of leaving it all behind. For all the fully formed beauty in her debut, she made jazz purists run faint -- and she took their criticism to heart. That resonance with her adult-contemporary audience won out. Her rootsier follow-up, Feels Like Home , was no sophomore slump, but just as good as the debut. Instead of retreading the old sound, Jones emerged as twice the artist, trading solos with cats like Wayne Shorter and Dr. Lonnie Smith with personality and poise. It hit No. New flavors are everywhere; bolder production flourishes from veteran Jacquire King, guitar tantrums from Marc Ribot and Smokey Hormel. No genuflection to jazz tropes, just a lovely sub-bass groove and some fluttering trumpet. Perhaps Begin Again will do just that.