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Norah Jones

Norah Jones
Jones at Bright Eyes at Town Hall, May 29, 2007
Personal information
Birth nameGeethali Norah Jones Shankar
BornMarch 30, 1979(age 37)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
GenresJazz, blues, pop, folk, country, fusion jazz, roots rock, alternative rock
OccupationSinger-songwriter, musician, actress
InstrumentsVocals, piano/keyboards, guitar
Years active2001 present
LabelsBlue Note
Associated actsThe Little Willies, El Madmo, Liberation Prophecy, Wax Poetic, Peter Malick, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Q-Tip, Peeping Tom

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Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979) is a Bengali-American singer-songwriter and occasional actress.

In 2002, she launched her solo music career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album Come Away With Me, which was certified a diamond album in 2002, selling over 20 million copies. The record earned Jones five Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Her subsequent studio albums, Feels Like Home, released in 2004, Not Too Late, released in 2007, the same year she made her film debut in My Blueberry Nights, and her 2009 release The Fall, all gained Platinum status after selling over a million copies and were generally well received by critics.

Jones has won nine Grammy Awards and was Billboard magazine's 60th-best-selling music artist of the 2000 2009 decade. Throughout her career, Jones has won numerous awards and has sold over 37 million albums worldwide. Billboard magazine named her the top Jazz artist of the 2000 2009 decade, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time.

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