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Norah Jones

Norah Jones


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Birth Name :

Geetali Norah Jones Shankar

Birth Date :

March 30, 1979

Birth Place :

New York City, New York, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Come Away With Me" (2002)


With the high anticipation for her third studio album to come by late January 2007, Norah Jones sure finds no difficulty at all to once again draw a large portion of media attention as she did before through her two previous records. Prior to the scheduled release of the LP in the U.S., the multi-talented artist even has already been attached to pop up on NBC's “The Today Show” on date 29 the same month to then mark the first day of February with a live performance also interview on both CHUM Television's "BT-Breakfast Television" and "A-Channel Morning." Fast-forwards to spring, she next will participate at the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the April 27-29 bill alongside Rod Stewart and Van Morrison, to name few, before entering summer to see her acting vehicle “My Blueberry Nights” come to theaters by June 22.

A down-to-earth figure who successfully creates her own niche in music scene by perfectly blending country, blues, folk, and jazz to stand out as an extraordinary crossover artist, Norah Jones was born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979 in New York City, New York to Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar and former dancer Sue Jones. Raised in Grapevine, the suburb of Dallas, Texas, after relocating south with her mother at the age of four, it was soon apparent to everyone that she inherited her father's profound love for music if looking on her attitude toward Sue's extensive album collections, especially that coming from Billie Holiday. "My mom had this eight-album Billie Holiday set, I picked out one disc that I liked and played that over and over again," she recalled.

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Seth MacFarlane Readies Christmas Album Featuring Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles

May 17, 2014 04:13:09 GMT

A new album by is on the way. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer/actor has recently finished working on his first Christmas set which will arrive later this year via Republic Records.

Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones' 'Kentucky' Video Features Pro Surfers

March 18, 2014 06:05:42 GMT

and release the latest music video for one of the tracks in their collaborative album "". The track, "Nashville", which is a reinterpretation of The Everly Brothers' song of the same name, features pro surfers Kassia Meador and Colin Whitbread in the music video.

Sofia Vergara: My Huge Boobs Make Me Look Like a Hooker

January 28, 2013 06:25:31 GMT

is known for her curvy figure and she wasn't hesitant to make a joke of her best asset when attending the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Tapped to share her story of how she got into the acting industry, the "" actress revealed her father's disapproval which led her to talk about her breasts.

Norah Jones to Perform 'Ted' Theme Song at the 2013 Oscars

January 28, 2013 06:11:33 GMT

Grammy Award-winner will perform "Everybody Needs a Best Friend", the theme from the motion picture "", at this year's Oscars, her first time at the annual academy awards ceremony. The song, written by "" creator with music by Walter Murphy, is nominated for Best Original Song.

Norah Jones and George Harrison's Widow Honor Ravi Shankar at Memorial Service

December 21, 2012 06:49:24 GMT

Family and friends got together to pay their final respect to Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. His daughter from his previous marriage, Grammy-winning jazz singer , was among the mourners along with the widow of , Olivia.

Norah Jones, Slash and Ringo Starr Pay Tribute to Ravi Shankar

December 13, 2012 09:12:55 GMT

In the wake of his father Ravi Shankar's death, spoke lovingly of him and his legacy. "My Dad's music touched millions of people. He will be greatly missed by me and music lovers everywhere," the Grammy-winning jazz singer said in a statement.

Sitar Legend Ravi Shankar, George Harrison's Former Mentor, Died at 92

December 12, 2012 07:02:14 GMT

Ravi Shankar, the sitar master who influenced ' music, has passed away at the age of 92. "With profound grief and sorrow, we mourn the passing of Pandit Ravi Shankar on December 11, 2012. He died in San Diego at 4:30 P.M. Pacific time," it was announced on his official website.

Norah Jones Channels Her Inner Killer in 'Miriam' Music Video

August 02, 2012 07:44:05 GMT

takes revenge on the girl who steals her lover in a music video for her song "Miriam". The video is shot at a silent Texas' Lake Bastrop where Jones is featured sitting alone on a canoe with one of its oars smeared with blood. She can be seen singing about how she hates the girl called Miriam who seduces her lover and the singer intends to teach the seductress a lesson.

Norah Jones' 'Everybody Needs a Best Friend' Music Video Is Out

July 04, 2012 05:08:32 GMT

has just released a music video in support of her latest single "Everybody Needs a Best Friend". The music video doesn't feature the sultry-voiced singer, but is filled with footage from newly-released movie "", for which the single serves as a theme.

Norah Jones Delights SXSW Concertgoers by Playing Her New Album in Full

March 19, 2012 02:08:57 GMT

In anticipation of her new studio album "", held a listening party for her new music when visiting South by Southwest Music Festival over the weekend. Ten years after she stunned SXSW audience with her critically acclaimed debut CD "", the jazz singer returned to Austin, Texas to introduce her fresh songs at La Zona Rosa.

Stars Proud of Western-Inspired Album

May 14, 2011 14:34:49 GMT

The former rocker, has joined forces with a number of artists, also including composer Daniele Luppi, to create music in homage to films such as "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" and "A Fistful of Dollars".

Exclusive Teaser of Norah Jones' Duet With Ryan Adams on '...Featuring'

November 03, 2010 09:56:20 GMT

' next studio installment "" is coming out across United States on November 16. In anticipation of that, she gives AceShowbiz an exclusive teaser of "Dear John", one track she worked with . She recalled how they ended up on the duet, "I was having trouble writing and I was kinda depressed about just the fact that I couldn't really write consistently and I remembered Ryan at that time just being like 'what's wrong with you? I love your song. I'm coming over'."

Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon and More Lined Up for Bonnaroo Fest

February 10, 2010 04:52:17 GMT

Those who will rock Manchester, Tennessee at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have been announced. Among the performers are , , , and .

Norah Jones Wants to Record Country Album

February 09, 2010 07:11:04 GMT

dreams of indulging her life-long love of country music - by making a "full-on" album dedicated to her favorite genre. The singer, who spent most of her childhood in Texas, recently recorded a duet with for the veteran singer's "" standards album.

Usher's 'Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)' Music Video Emerges in Full

January 28, 2010 06:41:15 GMT

A music video shot to promote 's new single "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)" has made its way out in full. Debuted via MTV, it shows him rehearsing some moves with the ladies. Playing as his love interest is model Noemie Lenoir and serving behind the lens is Chris Robinson.

Sneak Peek to 'Nurse Jackie' Season 2

January 28, 2010 06:03:47 GMT

"", pill-popping nurse who juggles double persona in the hospital and back at home, will be back for a second season on March 22 on Showtime. A brief look at how she would continue hiding her secret from the rest of her co-workers after Eddie found out about her being married, is given in a new trailer.

Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli to Hook Up at Grammys for Haiti

January 28, 2010 06:01:49 GMT

Another fund-raising event to support the victims of Haitian earthquake has been staged. This time, organizers for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards have booked to make a duet performance with and sing "Bridge Over Troubled Water" for the cause.

Canceled 'Ugly Betty' to Be Given Proper Ending

January 28, 2010 02:40:29 GMT

Struggling with rating for two seasons after a phenomenal success in season one and two, "" finally gives up to ABC casualties this midseason. The current fourth season will be the last fans will see of , , and the rest of the Mode gang. The show's episode order which was placed at 22 is now trimmed to 20.

Adrian Pasdar Released From Jail on $15,000 Bail

January 28, 2010 02:24:22 GMT

He may be a senator on "" but he ain't a role model in real life. , known as Nathan Petrelli on the NBC show was busted for DUI on Wednesday, January 27 early morning. Per TMZ, the actor who is also husband to ' Natalie Maines, was driving in dangerous manner across the freeway of Los Angeles.

Video Premiere: Mariah Carey's 'Angels Cry' and 'Up Out My Face'

January 28, 2010 02:14:15 GMT

has debuted music videos in support of her remixed singles "Angels Cry" and "Up Out My Face". In the "Angels Cry" video, she is sharing screen with her collaborator , singing in the rain. Meanwhile, the "Up Out My Face" video sees her as a sexy Barbie doll with Young Money's artist .

Sneak Peek to Michael Jackson's 'Earth Song' Mini Movie From Grammys

January 27, 2010 09:47:35 GMT

Less than a week before the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards is kicked off, a short snippet of 's "Earth Song" 3-D mini movie has been revealed. The clip shows a kid wandering in a lush forest, chasing butterflies and lying on the grass.

Taylor Swift's 'Today Was a Fairytale' to Be Showcased Live on 2010 Grammys

January 20, 2010 06:32:09 GMT

Rumor has it, will perform "Today Was a Fairytale" at the forthcoming Grammy Awards. The country music singer will also deliver her hit single "You Belong with Me" at the January 31 ceremony.

Norah Jones Adjusts Construction Plan After Neighbors' Legal Threat

January 09, 2010 05:50:39 GMT

has compromised on her controversial plan to add windows to her Brooklyn home following legal threats from her New York City neighbors. The singer purchased a landmark brownstone building in the Cobble Hill district last January 2009 for $4.99 million.

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