Joscelyn Eve Stoker  born 11 April , better known by her stage name Joss Stone , is an English singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame in late with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions , which made the Mercury Prize shortlist. Both the album and single received one nomination at the Grammy Awards , while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist , and in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of ,  was ranked fifth as a predicted breakthrough act of Stone's third album, Introducing Joss Stone , released in March , achieved gold record status by the RIAA and yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard , and became Stone's first top five album in the US. She released her fourth album, Colour Me Free! Stone released her fifth album, LP1 , on 22 July , which reached the top 10 on Billboard. Throughout her career, Stone has sold 15 million records worldwide, establishing herself as one of the best-selling soul artists of the s, and the best-selling British artists of her time.
It was released on 23 September by Virgin Records. In an August interview with The San Francisco Examiner , Stone expressed her reluctance towards the album's release, stating, "They [ EMI ] are not allowed to do that—I do have a say, and I have to approve all the songs that they use, all the artwork, and especially the title. And oh my God, I've never heard such a cheesy title in all my life! And I don't know what kind of hits they're gonna put on there, because I've never had any hits! AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine stated, "If this doesn't dig deep, it nevertheless hits all the highlights [ As introductions go, it's a solid one, capturing her potential and promise, alternating between singles frustrating and fun. In a mixed review, Victor Valdivia of PopMatters noted that the album has "all of the songs she's most known for assembled in a package that's meant to cement her status as a major artist. What the collection actually does, however, is underline the contradictions that have always made Stone's work so difficult to embrace. Stone has a fine voice but she doesn't seem to actually live or feel her songs. She just sings them with uncanny technical precision.
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Our Top 10 Joss Stone Songs list takes a look at one of the most soulful singers to arrive on the music scene in the past twenty years. Joss Stone is a perfect example of the differences between the United States and the United Kingdom as far as taste in music goes. In the U. S she had none. Eventfully Joss Stone did find some success in the U. K and around the world in entitled The Soul Sessions. Three years would pass by before Joss Stone would release her third record in entitled Introducing Joss Stone.
Joss Stone rose to fame with her multi-platinum debut album 'The Soul Sessions' when she was only 16 years old. But what happened after that? She has since gone on to win two Brit Awards and a Grammy Award for her soulful reggae-infused vocals. She spoke in an American accent, a surprise to those who knew her as being born and bred in England, and proceeded to joke about Robbie Williams and Russell Brand attending rehab. It seems that this negative attention may have had an after-effect on the popularity of her music. Her next album, Introducing Joss Stone , only reached No. In June , two men were arrested in Devon near Stone's home for plotting to rob and murder the singer. The pair were found guilty and convicted in On our way to northkorea pyongyang hopefully by the time I get back I will have learnt some words and will be hopefully pronouncing them properly.