"Joscelyn Eve Stoker" (born on April 11, 1987), better-known as her stage name "Joss Stone", is a Brit Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated English soul and R&B singer.
Joss Stone was born in Dover, Kent, England, and spent her teenage years in Ashill, Devon. She grew up listening to a wide variety of music including R&B, and soul music performed by such artists as Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin; as a result, she developed a soulful style of singing like her idols. At 14, she appeared on ''Star for a Night'' on BBC Television singing Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman". She told ''MTV News'', "I kind of clicked into soul music more than anything else because of the vocals. You've got to have good vocals to sing soul music and I always liked it ever since I was little."
In 2002, she decided to back her ability by flying out from England for an audition in New York City with S-Curve CEO Steve Greenberg. She also signed a global music publishing deal with BMG Music Publishing in the UK.
Since then, she has performed with such artists as Blondie and Gladys Knight. She was named as the spokesperson for the megastore Gap, although she was r...
|Born||April 11, 1987|
|Origin||Dover, Kent, England|
|website|| JossStone.co.uk (UK)|
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