Norah Jones

Singer-songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist

Norah Jones is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress. She is the daughter of Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones. She is also Anoushka Shankar's half-sister. In 2002, she launched her solo music career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album Come Away with Me, a fusion of jazz, pop, and country music, which was certified diamond album, selling over 26 million copies.… Read More

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1979 Birth Jones was born Geetali Norah Shankar on March 30, 1979 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, to American concert producer Sue Jones and Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, who was 58 (8 days before his 59th birthday) when she was born.
1986 7 Years Old After her parents separated in 1986, Shankar lived with her mother, growing up in Grapevine, Texas. … Read More


1999 20 Years Old In 1999, Jones left Texas for New York City. … Read More
2000 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She has won nine Grammy Awards and was 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the 2000–2009 decade chart. … Read More
2002 - 2003 2 More Events
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 2009's The Fall all gained Platinum status, selling over a million copies each. … Read More
2005 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Jones appeared on the Foo Fighters' album In Your Honor, performing piano and vocals on the song "Virginia Moon". The track was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, in 2006.
2006 27 Years Old Jones worked with Mike Patton in 2006, providing vocals on the track "Sucker" on the Peeping Tom project. … Read More
Jones made her film debut in 2007 in the romance/drama film My Blueberry Nights, directed by Wong Kar Wai, co-starring Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. … Read More
2008 29 Years Old This album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008; Jones was credited as a featured artist, her ninth Grammy win. … Read More


2009 - 2011 4 More Events
2013 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2013, it was revealed that Jones and Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong would be releasing a duets LP. … Read More
In 2014, Jones played with her label mates including Jason Moran, John Patitucci, Brian Blade, Wayne Shorter in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records in the Concert Hall of John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. … Read More
On March 1, 2016, Jones announced on social media that she was almost finished with her new album.
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