Joss Stone Biography

Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer(1987–)
Singer Joss Stone is known for deep throaty vocals, soulful renditions and barefoot performances. At age 16, she released her debut album, The Soul Sessions.

Synopsis

Joss Stone was born April 11, 1987, in Dover, England. In 2002, she left home for New York City to pursue her dream and landed a deal with S-Curve CEO Steve Greenberg. A year later, she released her debut album, The Soul Sessions. The record reached the top 5 in the U.K. and the top 40 on the U.S. Billboard Chart. She followed her debut with 2004’s Mind, Body & Soul.

Early Career

Singer Joscelyn Eve Stoker, better known as Joss Stone, was born on April 11, 1987, in Dover, Kent, England. A lover of soul music since a young girl, Stone is known for deep throaty vocals, soulful renditions and barefoot performances. In 2002, she left home for New York City to pursue her dream and landed a deal with S-Curve CEO Steve Greenberg.

A year later, at age 16, Stone released her debut album, The Soul Sessions, a collection of covers she produced in just four days. The record reached the top 5 in the U.K. and the top 40 on the U.S. Billboard Chart. The singer followed her debut with 2004?s Mind, Body & Soul, a body of original work that was an even bigger success than the first. In 2005, Stone won two Brit Awards and was nominated for three Grammys.

Commercial Success

Stone enjoyed continued success with her next effort, 2007's Introducing Joss Stone, which went gold in the United States. Colour Me Free!, released in 2009, failed to make as big of an impression as her earlier work. According to some reports, Stone was having creative differences with her record label EMI.

Stone'd Records

Branching out on her own, Stone launched the Stone'd Records label in 2010. She also has explored cooperative projects. Stone joined forces with such rock and reggae stars as Mick Jagger and Damian Marley to form the group Super Heavy. The band announced in May 2011 that they will be releasing their first album later that year.

Attempted Theft

With all of her fame and fortune, Stone found herself the target of criminal plot. In June 2011, two men were arrested near Stone's country home in rural England. The pair had been planning to rob the singer and possibly injure or kill her, according to several news reports. They have been charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Stone remained largely unfazed by the incident. "I'm all good. People are crazy, but that's ok," she told one website. Stone will release her next album, LP1, in this July.

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