Tom Jones (Welsh pop singer)
Sir Thomas Jones Woodward OBE (born 7 June 1940) is a Welsh singer widely known by his stage name Tom Jones and for his long-running career, wide stylistic range, numerous hits songs and many musical awards.
Jones' career has spanned six decades, from his emergence as a vocalist in the mid-1960s with a string of top hits, regular touring, appearances in Las Vegas (1967–2011), and career comebacks — to coaching on The Voice UK from 2012 to 2015.
His performing range has included pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul music and gospel. In 2008, the New York Times called Jones a musical "shape shifter," who could "slide from soulful rasp to pop croon, with a voice as husky as it was pretty."
Jones has sold over 100 million records with thirty-six Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom and nineteen in the United States, including "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", "Delilah", "Green, Green Grass of Home", "She's a Lady", "Kiss", and "Sex Bomb".
Having received a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1966, an MTV Video Music Award in 1989, two Brit Awards; the Outstanding Contribution to Music award in 2003 and having been named Best British Male in 2000, Jones was awarded an OBE in 1999 and in 2006 he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for services to music.