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Tori Amos

Tori Amos
Tori Amos at the 2008 Comic Con
Personal information
Birth nameMyra Ellen Amos
BornAugust 22, 1963(age 53), Newton, North Carolina, United States
GenresPiano rock, art pop, alternative rock, electronica
OccupationMusician, vocalist, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsPiano, harpsichord, clavichord, Hammond organ, harmonium, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Kurzweil, clavinet, vocals
Years active1986 present
LabelsAtlantic (1986 2001)
Epic (2002 2007)
Universal Republic (2008 2011) Deutsche Grammophon (2011-Present)
Notable instrumentsBösendorfer piano

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Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos; August 22, 1963) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer. She was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. Some of her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "God", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", "1000 Oceans", and "A Sorta Fairytale", her most commercially successful single in the U.S. to date.

As of 2005, Amos had sold 12 million albums worldwide. She has been nominated for 8 Grammy Awards. Amos was also named one of People Magazines 50 Most Beautiful People in 1996.

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