Norah Jones … We all know that she won so many Grammy Awards and all but I never known her better ….I just got her album “Come Away With Me”. She sings like an Angel, her voice is so sweet like Nightingale..really a person like me who likes only rock and rap just fell in love such a soft a cool voice……..I felt so calm so plesant listening to her especially “Shoot the Moon”, “Dont know why?”, “seven years”…every song is just amazing n awesome. I searched about her biography n I got some pretty interesting information about her. just go through it n If some one really interested in her songs please drop a mail to me I can take pain in sharing such a soothing songs……
Jones was born in New York City, the daughter of Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar, but she spent her childhood with her mother, Sue Jones, who moved to Dallas, Texas, when Norah was four. Jones attended the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the University of North Texas, where she majored in jazz piano. In 1999, two years into the program, Norah left for New York City, where she performed with the band Wax Poetic.
Jones performed quite frequently with guitarist Charlie Hunter in 2001 and appeared on Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album in a duet with André 3000 in 2003. Her music is often compared to that of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.
Jones walked away from the Grammy Awards of 2003 with 8 awards. By receiving Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist honors all in 2003, Jones swept the “Big Four”, or the four most prestigious Grammy awards.
Her second album, Feels Like Home, was released on February 9, 2004. Rather than repeat the softer, jazz mood of Come Away with Me, her second album was influenced by country music. Within a week of its release, Feels Like Home had sold over a million copies. In that same year, Time magazine listed Jones among the Most Influential People of 2004.
Jones received 3 awards at the Grammy Awards of 2005, two for her Record of the Year collaboration with Ray Charles on the song “Here We Go Again.” That year, Norah Jones appeared on the self-titled record by Amos Lee.