Tori Amos


Tori Amos is an American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer. She is a classically trained musician and possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Amos originally served as the lead singer of 1980s synthpop group Y Kant Tori Read, and as a solo artist was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s.… Read More

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    LATimes - Dec 08, 2016
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    Tori Amos Reissues 'boys For Pele': The Album That Taught Me To Understand Art
    Huffington Post - Nov 18, 2016
  • Listen To An Unreleased Song From Tori Amos’s ‘Boys For Pele’
    Wall Street Journal - Nov 11, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tori Amos.


1963 Birth Born on August 22, 1963.
1972 8 Years Old In 1972, the Amos family moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, where her father became pastor of the Good Shepherd United Methodist church. … Read More


1977 13 Years Old Amos won a county teen talent contest in 1977, singing a song called "More Than Just a Friend". … Read More
1980 16 Years Old The song won the contest and became her first single, released as a 7" single pressed locally for family and friends during 1980 with another Amos-penned composition as a B-side, "Walking With You". … Read More


1984 - 1988 3 More Events
1989 25 Years Old Despite the disappointing reaction to Y Kant Tori Read, Amos still had to comply with her six-record contract with Atlantic Records, which, in 1989, wanted a new record by March 1990. … Read More
1992 28 Years Old This album became her commercial and artistic breakthrough, entering the British charts in January 1992 at Number 15. … Read More
1993 29 Years Old Amos traveled to New Mexico with personal and professional partner Eric Rosse in 1993 to write and largely record her second solo record, Under the Pink. … Read More


1996 32 Years Old Her third solo album, Boys for Pele, was released in January 1996. … Read More
1998 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Amos married English sound engineer Mark Hawley on February 22, 1998. Their only child, a daughter named Natashya "Tash" Lórien Hawley, was born on September 5, 2000, a few weeks after Tori's 37th birthday. The family divides its time among Sewall's Point in Florida, Kinsale (County Cork) in Ireland, and Bude in Cornwall in England. In June 1994, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), a toll-free help line in the US connecting callers with their local rape crisis center, was founded. … Read More
2001 37 Years Old With her Atlantic contract fulfilled after a 15-year stint, Amos signed to Epic in late 2001.
2002 38 Years Old In October 2002, Amos released Scarlet's Walk, another concept album. … Read More
2003 39 Years Old Not long after Amos was ensconced with her new label, she received unsettling news when Polly Anthony resigned as president of Epic Records in 2003. … Read More


2008 44 Years Old In May 2008, Amos announced that, due to creative and financial disagreements with Epic Records, she had negotiated an end to her contract with the record label, and would be operating independently of major record labels on future work. … Read More
2009 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Abnormally Attracted to Sin, Amos's tenth solo studio album and her first album released through Universal Republic, was released in May 2009 to mostly positive reviews. … Read More
2010 46 Years Old 1 More Event
During her contract with the label, Amos recorded vocals for two songs for David Byrne's collaboration album with Fatboy Slim, titled Here Lies Love, which was released in April 2010. … Read More
2011 47 Years Old In September 2011, Amos released her first classical music album, Night of Hunters, featuring variations on a theme to pay tribute to composers such as Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Granados, Satie and Schubert, on the Deutsche Grammophon label, a division of Universal Music Group. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old On May 1, 2012, Amos announced the formation of her own record label, Transmission Galactic, which she intends to use to develop new artists. … Read More
In 2013, Amos collaborated with the Bullitts on the track "Wait Until Tomorrow" from their debut album, They Die by Dawn & Other Short Stories. … Read More


2014 50 Years Old Amos's 14th studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines, was released on May 13, 2014, via Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics in the US. … Read More
2016 52 Years Old In early 2016, Tori Amos announced via Twitter that the album Boys For Pele is slated for a deluxe reissue later in the year, following the deluxe re-releases of her first two albums in 2015. … Read More
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