Joss Stone

English singer%E2%80%93songwriter and actress Joss Stone

Jocelyn Eve Stoker, better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is an English soul singer, songwriter and actress. Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the equally multi-platinum Mind Body & Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit "You Had Me", Stone's most successful single on the UK Singles Chart to date.
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16 Feminist Songs To Get You Hyped For The Women's March
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Women’s March is almost here. Whether you’re road-tripping to Washington, D.C., or joining one of the other 370 (!!) “sister marches” planned for the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, you’re going to need a killer playlist to get you there. Here are some rousing lady anthems to blast while you’re en route to fight for women’s rights. 1. Grimes, “Kill V. Maim” For when you’re weighing your options on how to take down the patriarchy. 2. M.I.A, “Bad Girls” Perfect for a road trip when you’re, “lookin’ in the rear view, swaggin’ goin’ swell / Leavin’ boys behind ‘cause it’s illegal just to kill.” 3. 4 Non Blondes, “What’s Up” Because “what’s going on” is particularly apropos at the moment. 4. Beyoncé ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “***Flawless” Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait. 5. Lily Allen, “F**k You” Presented without comment. 6. Rihanna ft. Drake, ...
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LA Fashion Week's Bold, Seductive, Sexy Start
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Sue Wong's Alchemy & Masquerade 2016 line Los Angeles Fashion Week launched on Monday, October 5th, with Arts Hearts Fashion showcasing over 30 designers at the runway at Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. It was a week of sexy artistry and provocative showmanship, showcasing new lines from established as well as break-out designers. Sue Wong, Nicole Miller, Amato Haute Couture, Gregorio Sanchez, Mister Triple X, Koco Blaq, Isabella Couture, Amren Tulano, House of Li-Jon, Michael Ngo Couture and many more. Sue Wong design 2016 Opening night designer Sue Wong dazzled the invitation-only standing-room crowd with a breathtaking 79 look show of her 2016 Alchemy & Masquerade runway collection of intricately adorned gowns topped with soaring headpieces. The provocative, bold styles rocked the runway shifting between elegant and outrageous, in classical Sue Wong style, straddling the line between couture and wearables, all with dramatic red carpet panache. St...
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Actress Ashley Bell Takes a Stand Against the Horror of Animal Testing for Cosmetics
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Ashely Bell who enchanted -- and terrified -- audiences with her performance as "Nell" in The Last Exorcism and The Last Exorcism Part II has joined forces with Cruelty Free International to stand against the real-life horror of animal testing for cosmetics. Ashley says, In this day and age, it's unconscionable that animals are forced to suffer for beauty products here in the U.S. I make the right choice, the humane choice, and only use cosmetics that are not tested on animals. I'm happy to support the great work of Cruelty Free International; the organization committed to ending cosmetic animal testing in the U.S. Europe has already established a groundbreaking change for animals by banning these cruel tests. It is now time for the U.S. to do the same. It has been estimated that the average woman will spend $15,000 on makeup in her lifetime. The reasons women purchase one brand over another is of huge interest in the cosmetics industry -- they go to great lengths to influe...
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New Indie Music Gems From L.A.'s Underground
Huffington Post - over 4 years
From Nat King Cole to Concrete Blonde, from La Bamba to Boom Boom Pow, from beach pop to Laurel Canyon folk to West Coast rap to Sunset Strip Rock and beyond, the City of Angels has always been a hotbed of musical revolutions. Happily, L.A.'s locally grown music scene is as vibrant and diverse as ever with a slew of recent independent E.P.s and L.P.s so fresh and creative, they deserve your love and attention -- and airplay (KCRW and KCSN are you listening?). Yonatan Monster (E.P.) A singer/songwriter who can rock an upright bass like nobody's business, Yonatan's debut E.P. Monster is a sexy, gravelly, eclectic treasure (think The The meets Tom Waits) that just gets better with each listen. The title cut is a great big alternative rock hit waiting to happen. The Boat Keeps Rockin' and This Day churn with spooky atmospheric blues, and the best part, you can experience it all live every Monday night at 10pm at downtown L.A's most underrated music venue, The Escondite. Mon...
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'Walking Dead' Star Gets Behind Animal Rights Cause
Huffington Post - over 4 years
From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: Joining other celebs such as Sir Paul McCartney, Joss Stone, Ricky Gervais and Peter Dinklage, "The Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus is urging the U.S. to adopt a ban on animal tests for cosmetics. "Scores of countries around the world are beating the U.S. to become cruelty-free by banning cosmetics tests on animals," he writes. "Nobody wants rabbits or guinea-pigs to suffer for our vanity, least of all the animals. Let's stop their suffering right here, right now. Join me in supporting the Cruelty Free International call to Congress and the FDA to bring an end to animal testing for cosmetics in the U.S." Back in March, after decades of campaigning by Cruelty Free International’s founding organization, the BUAV, animal tests were banned for new cosmetics sold in all 28 countries in the European Union. Unfortunately, CFI states that over 80% of countries around the world still allow animal tests for cosmetics, including the ...
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Monica Engebretson: Walking Dead Star Takes a Stand for Animals
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Fans of the hit show, The Walking Dead, grew to love character Daryl Dixon -- the hardened rough and tumble survivalist who, it turns out, has a heart of gold beneath his tough exterior. Few fans of the show can claim they didn't swoon or bawl their eyes out when Daryl brings a "Cherokee rose" to Carol and tells her he believes it is a sign that her daughter is alive, and discloses, "I'm not fool enough to think there's any flowers blooming for my brother. But I believe this one bloomed for your little girl." There is just something swoon-worthy about a tough guy who seeks to protect the innocent from harm. Well, Walking Dead fans prepare to fall in love again; actor Norman Reedus, it turns out, is not so different from his on-screen persona when it comes to defending the helpless. Norman Reedus is the latest celebrity ambassador for Cruelty Free International -- the global organization dedicated to ending cosmetics testing on animals. Norman joins celebrity Cruelt...
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Peter Dreier: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and Elton John Should Get a Divorce -- From Walmart
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Every year Walmart holds a combination shareholder meeting and pep rally to whip up enthusiasm and promote its image as a good investment and a good corporate citizen. These huge events have the quality of a religious revival meeting, including testimonials and music to keep its stockholders and employees (whom Walmart calls "associates") enthralled. Women's Wear Daily called last month's event, with 14,000 shareholders and employees, "a high-octane, entertainment-filled spectacle with moments devoted to business." The company always invites celebrities to entertain and mingle. At last month's gathering in Bentonville, Arkansas -- the company's headquarters --- singers Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, and Prince Royce performed, Hugh Jackman emceed, and Tom Cruise cruised the crowd, then mounted the stage and said: "I've wanted to come here for quite some time, actually because the culture you have here is like no other. I truly admire your company. [It's...
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Mike Ragogna: Chatting With Booker T. Jones and Anton Fig, The Young Presidents Perform Alzheimer's Benefit, and Leerone's Exclusive Video
Huffington Post - over 4 years
THE YOUNG PRESIDENTS & FRIENDS PERFORM AT ALZHEIMER'S BENEFIT Artists Ivan Neville, Anton Fig, Blondie Chaplin, Corey Glover, Adam Ezra and others will perform with The Young Presidents on July 25th at New York's The Cutting Room. The performance is associated with The Kaneff Foundation's 1st Annual Music Cures Fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, and the evening will also focus on the life of Glen Campbell, who recently announced his battle with Alzheimer's. Anton Fig talks about the event and more in the below interview. A Conversation with Anton Fig Mike Ragogna: So what's all this about you and The Young Presidents playing at The Cutting Room. Anton Fig: I met them a few months ago and was asked to play on the album, and then they were doing this gig in New York. It's a benefit for Alzheimer's as well as a sort of release party for the album, or maybe an unofficial release party for the album, I'm not exactly sure. They're getti...
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2 Men Found Guilty Of Joss Stone Murder Plot
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
LONDON -- A British jury convicted two men on Wednesday of plotting to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone. Junior Bradshaw, 32, and Kevin Liverpool, 35, were found guilty at Exeter Crown Court on charges of conspiracy to murder, to cause grievous bodily harm and to rob. They had denied the charges. Liverpool was given a life sentence and ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years and eight months. Bradshaw will be sentenced at a later date. "You intended to rob her and kill her and dump her body in the river, according to your words, and then leave the country with your accomplice Junior Bradshaw," said Judge Francis Gilbert in sentencing Liverpool. After the verdict, Grammy award-winner Stone expressed gratitude for support and kind wishes during the ordeal. "I am relieved the trial is now over and that these men are no longer in a position to cause harm to anyone," she said in a statement. Bradshaw and Liverpool were arrested in June 2011 close to Ston...
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Two men convicted in plot to kill Joss Stone
Fox News - almost 5 years
After the verdict, Grammy award-winner Stone expressed gratitude for support and kind wishes during the ordeal.
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A Plot To Murder Beyonce?!
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Scary stuff: Days after news was released that the two men on trial for plotting against singer Joss Stone planned to decapitate her and dump her body in a river, new information came out that indicates Stone might not have been their only target. The suspects, Junior Bradshaw, 32, and Kevin Liverpool, 35, were arrested in June 2011 by Stone's home with a samurai sword, a lock knife and a hammer in their possession. Though they deny all charges, a detective who testified in their trial yesterday told of a diary the police had found in Liverpool's home. In it, according to the BBC, Liverpool mentioned his need for a semi-automatic gun, a silencer, infrared equipment and a "ninja sword." Liverpool also noted Stone's date and place of birth in his diary, and included a biography of her musical career. He reportedly made a list numbered 1, 2 and 3, for "rob," "wet/injure" and "death," per BBC ("wet" is street slang for stab). Allegedly, the two conspired to harm the singer ...
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Joss Stone 'Beheading' Trial
Fox News - almost 5 years
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Two Men Accused Of Plotting To Kill Joss Stone
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
LONDON — Prosecutors say two men accused of plotting to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone planned to decapitate her, then dump her body in a river. The suspects, Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool, were arrested in June 2011, close to the singer's house after suspicious neighbors reported them to police. They never reached her house. Opening the case at Exeter Crown Court, prosecutor Simon Morgan told a jury the pair, aged 32 and 35, set off from their home in Manchester with a samurai sword, knives, a hammer, black bags and gloves for Stone's house in Devon. Morgan said that handwritten notes found in the suspects' car indicated they planned to decapitate the singer before finding a river to dispose of her body. The defendants deny all charges.
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WATCH: Joss Stone Debuts Video For 'Mrs #1' With Record Label First Signing Yes Sir Boss (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Joss Stone, with four albums to her name, more than 13 million copies sold, a fortune included in the Sunday Times Rich List, has just added music mogul to her name, with her record label's first signing Yes Sir Boss debuting the single from the debut album, and.... yes, there's something familiar about their collaborator. More...
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Happy Birthday, Janis Joplin!
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Today is the birthday of psychedelic goddess and raucous rock icon, Janis Joplin. The front woman of groups like the Full Tilt Boogie Band and Big Brother and the Holding Company would turn 70 years old if she were still magically alive today. The Texas-born legend has managed to remain an influential force in music over the last four decades since her death, with some of the best songwriters in the business citing Ms. Joplin as an icon, including Stevie Nicks, Florence Welch and Joss Stone. But it's not just the actual music that's fallen under her spell. No, from Ke$ha's whiskey-drinking ways to Fiona Apple's onstage freak-outs, the legacy of Janis Joplin can be seen in trends across the music world and popular culture in general. So in celebration of Joplin' birthday, we've put together a slideshow of 10 pop culture trends inspired by Joplin herself. Scroll through the list below and let us know what you think about the soulful singer's ubiquitous presence in the c...
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Joss Stone balanced in bare feet
Calgary Sun - over 5 years
Joss Stone prefers to keep her feet on the ground. In more ways than one.
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Joss Stone Concert Pictures
Monsters and Critics - over 5 years
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 28
    As of 2016, she is in a relationship with music promoter SiChai (Si).
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  • 2014
    Age 26
    In April 2014 she began a true world tour by playing a gig in every country on the planet.
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    In March 2014, she elaborated that the new album would be a little bit different and "more eclectic" with a "little bit more hip-hop and reggae".
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  • 2012
    Age 24
    Stone announced to newspaper La Vanguardia back in July 2012 that she would work on a reggae album.
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    Released in July 2012, "The Soul Sessions Vol 2" saw Stone return to her original label, S-Curve Records, who released the album jointly with the artist's Stone'd Records, and features production from Steve Greenberg (producer of the first "Soul Sessions").
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  • 2011
    Age 23
    The debut single, "Miracle Worker", was released on 19 July 2011.
    The album was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee in six days, where Stone co-wrote and co-produced the album with Eurythmics co-founder, David Stewart The lead single, "Somehow", was released on 24 June 2011.
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    Stone partnered with Surfdog Records to release LP1 on 26 July 2011, through her own label Stone'd Records.
    On 14 June 2011, police arrested two men in Cullompton, Devon, near Stone's home, for plotting to rob and murder her.
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  • 2010
    Age 22
    In 2010, She collaborated with Puerto Rican recording artist Ricky Martin for "The Best Thing About Me Is You", and peaked at No. 74 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 and which topped the Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Songs chart, this was Stone's first number-one on all two charts, which also made her the first Briton of non-Hispanic origin to reach No. 1 on the Hot Latin Tracks and Latin Pop Songs chart.
    In late August 2010, it was reported that Stone had left EMI and formed her own independent record label, Stone'd Records.
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    In 2010, Joss Stone provided vocals on two songs for the charity-focused audio drama production, 'A Voyage For Soldier Miles'.
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    In late 2010, Stone's voice and likeness were used for the "Bond girl" character of Nicole Hunter, a jewellery designer and MI6 agent, in the video game James Bond 007: Blood Stone.
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    In 2010, Stone also appeared on Ringo Starr's album, Y Not on the song "Who's Your Daddy" in which she sang and co-wrote with the ex-Beatle; appeared on Jeff Beck's album, Emotion and Commotion on the songs "There's No Other Me" and "I Put A Spell on You", being the last one nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at 53rd Grammy Awards.
  • 2008
    Age 20
    On 7 December 2008, Stone performed the Who's 1965 song "My Generation" on CBS's Kennedy Center Honors TV special at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., honouring Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
    On 26 October 2008, Stone sang the British national anthem, God Save the Queen, before the NFL match between the San Diego Chargers and the New Orleans Saints, held at Wembley Stadium, London.
    She also performed "Right to Be Wrong" at the LA PRIDE 2008—produced by Christopher Street West, a non-profit organisation—in West Hollywood, California, on 7 June 2008.
    Stone performed at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on 26 April 2008.
    Stone launched a legal battle in a bid to leave her record label, EMI, and free her of her current three-album deal with the record label in April 2008.
    In March 2008, Stone signed for the role of a lesbian named Stephanie in the British romantic comedy Snappers.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 19
    Stone's third album, Introducing Joss Stone, released in March 2007, achieved gold record status by the RIAA and yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard 200, and became Stone's first top five album in the US.
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    In mid-December 2007, Stone was named the new Flake girl to star in a series of television adverts for the Cadbury Schweppes product in the spring of 2008.
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    To raise the awareness of AIDS, Annie Lennox joined forces with twenty-three female acts (including Stone) and recorded the song "Sing", which was released on World AIDS Day on 1 December 2007, when Lennox performed at one of Nelson Mandela's 46664 concerts at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium.
    On 29 November 2007, Stone joined Jeff Beck on a duet of the Impressions's 1965 song "People Get Ready" as part of his series of concerts at London's Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, documented on the DVD Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott's.
    On 7 July 2007, Stone performed at the South African leg of the Live Earth concerts at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg, to promote awareness of global warming.
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    Stone is the first Product Red artist to do so. "Baby Baby Baby" was released digitally in December 2007 and physically in January 2008 as the third single.
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    Stone caused controversy at the 2007 BRIT Awards ceremony on 14 February 2007 while presenting the award for British Male Solo Artist (won by James Morrison).
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    At the 2007 Grammy Awards, Stone shared the award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for her collaboration with John Legend and Van Hunt on their 2005 cover of Sly & the Family Stone's 1971 chart-topper "Family Affair".
  • 2006
    Age 18
    Stone made her film debut in the fantasy adventure film Eragon (based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Christopher Paolini), directed by Stefen Fangmeier and released on 15 December 2006, playing the fortune teller Angela.
    Three days later, on 8 February, on the night of the 2006 Grammy Awards, she helped perform a medley of Sly & the Family Stone's hits alongside Legend, Ciara, Maroon 5, will.i.am, Robert Randolph, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.
    On 5 February 2006, Stone joined Stevie Wonder, India.Arie, and John Legend during the Super Bowl XL pre-game ceremonies to perform a medley of Wonder's hits.
    She also collaborated with Lemar in 2006 on his third studio album, The Truth About Love, on the track "Anniversary".
    Stone has earned numerous accolades, including two Brit Awards and one Grammy Award out of five nominations. She also made her film acting debut in 2006 with the fantasy adventure film Eragon, and made her television debut portraying Anne of Cleves in the Showtime series The Tudors in 2009.
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  • 2005
    Age 17
    Stone performed a medley of "It's a Man's World" and "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" with funk legend James Brown on BBC One's chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 1 July 2005.
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    Three months later, on 2 July 2005, Stone performed "Super Duper Love", "I Had a Dream", and "Some Kind of Wonderful" at the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park, London.
    On 11 April 2005, Stone performed "Spoiled", Rufus' 1974 song "Tell Me Something Good" with John Legend, Otis Redding's 1966 song "Try a Little Tenderness" with Donna Summer, and 1977's "Hot Legs" with Rod Stewart at "Save the Music: A Concert to Benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation", in benefit of VH1's Save the Music Foundation.
    Stone also appeared in one of Gap's Fall 2005 "Favorites" commercials, singing the Beach Boys' 1966 song "God Only Knows".
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    In March 2005, Stone was named the spokesperson for the Gap clothing company, replacing the actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
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    Their performance of "Cry Baby/Piece of My Heart" was released as a single, and through the aid of strong digital download sales, became Stone's first single to enter the US Billboard Hot 100, when it debuted and peaked at No. 32 the week of 2 April 2005.
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    She also received a nomination for Best UK Act of the Year at the 2005 MOBO Awards, as well as three nominations for the 2005 Grammy Awards—Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "You Had Me", and Best Pop Vocal Album for Mind Body & Soul—, where she sang with rock performer Melissa Etheridge, in tribute to blues-rock singer Janis Joplin.
    At the 2005 BRIT Awards, Stone won for British Female Solo Artist and British Urban Act—entering the Guinness World Records as the youngest BRIT Award solo winner at age seventeen, and was nominated for British Breakthrough Act.
    Both the album and single received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards, while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist, and in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2004 was ranked fifth as a predicted breakthrough act of 2004.
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  • 2004
    Age 16
    In 2004, Stone began dating Beau Dozier, with whom she co-wrote the song "Spoiled". Dozier is the son of Motown producer Lamont Dozier, who is best known as part of Holland-Dozier-Holland. The two split up in November 2005.
    After achieving critical acclaim with The Soul Sessions, Stone worked on new material, and recorded her second album, Mind Body & Soul, which was released on 28 September 2004, produced by the same team as her first album.
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    Stone joined Band Aid 20 on 14 November 2004 in benefit of Sudan's troubled Darfur region.
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    In April 2004, Stone performed during the VH1's benefit concert Divas Live 2004 alongside Ashanti, Cyndi Lauper, Gladys Knight, Jessica Simpson and Patti LaBelle, in support of the Save the Music Foundation.
  • 2003
    Age 15
    After being signed by S-Curve Records, her US market album was released by the label S-Curve Records and in the international market her album was released by the label EMI Music. Stone flew to Miami and Philadelphia to start work on her debut album, The Soul Sessions, released on 16 September 2003.
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    She rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist.
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  • 2002
    Age 14
    In early 2002, Greenberg flew Stone to New York for an audition, in which she sang to backing tracks of classic soul songs: Otis Redding's 1968 "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay", Gladys Knight & the Pips' 1973 "Midnight Train to Georgia", and Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"; Greenberg instantly signed her to his label.
  • 2001
    Age 13
    Stone then performed on a charity show, where she drew the attention of the Boilerhouse Boys, composed of London-based producers Andy Dean and Ben Wolfe, who contacted S-Curve Records founder and CEO, Steve Greenberg in December 2001 telling him that "they had just heard the greatest singer they'd ever heard from their country."
    In 2001, at the age of thirteen, Stone auditioned for the BBC Television talent show, Star for a Night in London, singing Franklin's 1968 Goffin-King hit "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and Whitney Houston's 1999 single, "It's Not Right but It's Okay".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1987
    Born
    Born on April 11, 1987.
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