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Norah Jones

"Norah Jones" (born March 30 1979) is an American multi-Grammy Award winning pianist and singer-songwriter whose career was launched with her massively successful 2002 debut album ''Come Away with Me'', a contemporary pop album with a sensual, plaintive soul/folk/country tinge, that sold 20 million copies worldwide and received eight Grammy awards.

Norah Jones was born as "Geetali Norah Jones Shankar" in New York City, but later changed her name officially to Norah Jones at age 16. She is the daughter of Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones, and the half-sister of musician Anoushka Shankar, Ravi Shankar's daughter from his second marriage. She spent her childhood with her mother, who moved to Dallas, Texas, when Norah was four. She always liked the music of Bill Evans and Billie Holiday among others from the 'oldies' section, as she found the music intriguing and relieving. Norah has been quoted as saying, "My mom had this eight-album Billie Holiday set. I picked out one disc that I liked and played that over and over again. 'You Go To My Head,' that was my favorite..."

Jones began singing in church choirs, taking piano lessons, and even briefly trying out the a...

hometown New York City
country United States
years active 2001–present
instrument piano, organ, pump organ
music genre Pop music
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