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Norah Jones

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Daughter of the Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar, Norah Jones grew up in Brooklyn, New York and studied jazz piano at the University of North Texas before dropping out and moving to Greenwich Village. She soon became popular on the jazz scene, first as a lounge singer, then jamming with New York band Wax Poetic before later setting up her own group.

Her 2002 debut album 'Come Away With Me' proved to be the most successful jazz album of all time, knocking Miles Davies' 'Kind of Blue' off the top spot and is famed for sitting at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album Chart for more than 140 consecutive weeks. Her second album 'Feels Like Home' followed two years later, before the release of 'Not Too Late' in 2008. The singer also had her film debut in the lead role in Wong Kar-wai's 'My Blueberry Nights' (2007). In 2009, Jones released her fourth studio album 'The Fall' which entered at number three on the Billboard 200 before going on to receive gold and platinum statuses in 14 countries in 2010. She collaborated with Danger Mouse for her fifth studio album 'Little Broken Hearts' (2012) and 2016 brought the arrival of her sixth album 'Day Breaks' which featured the single 'Carry On' and saw the return of piano as a prominent feature in her work.

Over the years Jones has performed with numerous other musicians across various genres including Ray Charles on 'Here We Go Again' in 2004 and in 2010 on a collection of collaborative tracks on her album '... Featuring' with alternative rock band Foo Fighters, hip-hop duo Outkast and indie band Belle and Sebastian. In 2019, she returned with her seventh album 'Begin Again' and a promotional tour of the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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