Joss Stone

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Legal name: Joscelyn Stoker

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Jocelyn Eve Stoker (born 11 April 1987), better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is an English soul singer-songwriter and actress. Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the similarly multi-platinum Mind Body & Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit "You Had Me", Stone's most successful single on the UK Singles Chart to date. Both the album and single received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards, while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist, and in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2004 was ranked fifth as a predicted breakthrough act of 2004. She became the youngest British female singer whose album topped the UK Albums Chart. Stone's third album, Introducing Joss Stone, released in March 2007, achieved gold record status by the RIAA and yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard 200, and became Stone's first top five album in the United States and first non-top ten album in the United Kingdom.

Stone released her fourth album, Colour Me Free!, on 20 October 2009, which reached the Top 10 on Billboard. Stone released her fifth album, LP1, on 22 July 2011, which reached the Top 10 on Billboard. Throughout her career, Stone has sold 14 million albums worldwide, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time, best-selling soul artists of the 2000s and best-selling British artists of her time. Her first three albums have sold over 2,722,000 copies in the United States, while her first two albums have sold over 2,000,000 copies in United Kingdom. She has earned numerous awards and accolades, including two BRIT Awards and one Grammy Award out of five nominations. She also made her film acting debut in 2006 with the fantasy adventure film Eragon, and made her television debut portraying Anne of Cleves in the Showtime series The Tudors in 2009. Stone was the youngest woman on the 2006 Sunday Times Rich List—an annual list of the UK's wealthiest people—with £6 million. In 2012, her net worth was estimated to be £10 million, making her the fifth richest British musician under 30. The Soul Sessions Vol. 2, a sequel to her debut album, was released on 23 July 2012. This is her fourth consecutive album to reach the Top 10 on Billboard 200.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 The Soul Sessions 2 3
2004 Mind Body & Soul 3 10
2007 Introducing Joss Stone 6
2009 Colour Me Free! 5
2011 LP1 3
2012 The Soul Sessions, Volume 2 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2011 The Best of Joss Stone 2003-2009 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
2004 Fell in Love With a Boy 2
2004 Super Duper Love 2
2004 You Had Me 2
2007 Tell Me 'Bout It 1
2007 Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now 5 1
2007 L-O-V-E 3
2007 All I Want for Christmas 2
2008 Baby Baby Baby 1
2009 Free Me 2
2011 Back in Style 1
2011 Somehow (radio edit) 1
2012 While You're Out Looking for Sugar 1
2012 Pillow Talk 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 Rolling Stone Original 1

EP + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2007 Live Session (iTunes Exclusive) 1

Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2007 Live At Austin City Limits Music Festival 2007 1

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