Artist

Joss Stone Biography

791 Views
Facebook
Twitter

 

Joss Stone has been obsessed with soul music since she was a little girl. By the time she was in her early teens she had begun to intuitively hone her now trademark gravelly-but-lustrous vocals by singing along to Aretha’s Franklin’s Greatest Hits. She began pursuing a singing career at thirteen, securing a record deal at 15, and recording her star-making debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was released in 2003. 10 years on from those stunning debut sessions, Joss decided to bring things full circle and revisit where it all began - with her follow up to that multi million selling debut The Soul Sessions Volume 2. A stunning exercise in vocal poise, passion and power, the album was well received globally and charted in the Top 20 both in the UK and in the US, garnering some of the best her reviews for many years.

2014 will see her complete work on her seventh studio album and start out on her most ambitious project to date – the Total World Tour. Kicking off in April 2014 with gigs in Morocco, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, the Total World tour sees Joss embarking her most ambitious project to date – her aim is to play a concert in every country on the planet. In each country Joss aims to collaborate with local homegrown musicians, playing indigenous music as well as her own songs. Joss will also work with a variety of good causes and learn about important humanitarian and environmental issues throughout the trip. Each gig will vary in size from a stadium concert in Sydney to an acoustic jamming session on one of Burma’s unknown beaches.

Following her critically acclaimed arrival on the music scene in 2003 (which preceded the plethora of soul-inspired female artists that came along in her wake) things took off for Joss in an enormous way. Her second record, 2004’s Mind Body & Soul capitalized on The Soul Sessions’ commercial momentum and critical adoration and earned Stone three Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist. It also spawned a self-penned UK Top 10 single, “You Had Me”, and earned her Two Brit Awards that same year. Her third album, 2007’s Introducing Joss Stone, was a more independent, less packaged effort, on which Joss further showcased her songwriting abilities, and revealed the singer had truly been embraced by the American audience when it crashed into the US charts at No.2, marking the highest debut ever for a female British solo artist on the Billboard charts. With over 12 million album sales to date and a wealth of experience under her belt, including recent collaborations on record with the likes of Dave Stewart and Mick Jagger (some of her most recent musical adventures), 2012 seemed the right time to return to the Soul Sessions template.

In her short young life and already long career, Joss has performed onstage with the likes of James Brown, Gladys Knight, Solomon Burke, Blondie, Smokey Robinson and Melissa Etheridge among many others. She’s contributed to albums by Jeff Beck and Ringo Starr, played the Super Bowl pre-game show, performed on the Grammy’s, - and indeed won a Grammy herself! In her twenty-five years she’s participated in more moments of absolute musical wonder than most people can hope for in an entire lifetime. And she’s approached it all with a sense of independence and joie de vivre. Stone has always been a bit of a rebel, whether she’s dancing barefoot onstage or dyeing her hair various colors or speaking out on issues she’s passionate about, part of what her fans love about her is that she’s a free-spirit, following her own instincts at all times.

The past few years have seen further albums: 2009’s ‘Color Me Free’ and 2011 saw two releases – Joss’ own debut album release on her label Stone’d Records, ‘LP1’, (written and recorded with Dave Stewart) and a collaboration project, ‘Superheavy’, with Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Damien Marley and AR Rahman, and latterly Soul Sessions 2.

Despite some of the dramas that have followed or beset Stone in her short life so far, it is her approach to music - intuitive and freeform – merged with the backdrop of nearly a decade of hard-earned experience in the industry – that characterises the Stone mindset. If she wants to do something badly enough she gets it done, no matter what the obstacles – but only if she’s having fun along the way.

And the upcoming Total World Tour should be certainly be fun, as well as challenging and - rather like her life and career so far – one hell of a ride! As Stone herself puts it “My mission is to explore and understand the universal language of music in every country on the planet. The tour will be tiring and tough and I know at times very emotional but it will be a truly amazing journey and of discovery and one hell of a ride.”

- See more at: http://www.jossstone.com/about#sthash.MSZVOZrK.dpuf2em; line-height: 1.75em;">, which was released in 2003. 10 years on from those stunning debut sessions, Joss decided to bring things full circle and revisit where it all began - with her follow up to that multi million selling debut The Soul Sessions Volume 2. A stunning exercise in vocal poise, passion and power, the album was well received globally and charted in the Top 20 both in the UK and in the US, garnering some of the best her reviews for many years.

2014 will see her complete work on her seventh studio album and start out on her most ambitious project to date – the Total World Tour. Kicking off in April 2014 with gigs in Morocco, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, the Total World tour sees Joss embarking her most ambitious project to date – her aim is to play a concert in every country on the planet. In each country Joss aims to collaborate with local homegrown musicians, playing indigenous music as well as her own songs. Joss will also work with a variety of good causes and learn about important humanitarian and environmental issues throughout the trip. Each gig will vary in size from a stadium concert in Sydney to an acoustic jamming session on one of Burma’s unknown beaches.

Following her critically acclaimed arrival on the music scene in 2003 (which preceded the plethora of soul-inspired female artists that came along in her wake) things took off for Joss in an enormous way. Her second record, 2004’s Mind Body & Soul capitalized on The Soul Sessions’ commercial momentum and critical adoration and earned Stone three Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist. It also spawned a self-penned UK Top 10 single, “You Had Me”, and earned her Two Brit Awards that same year. Her third album, 2007’s Introducing Joss Stone, was a more independent, less packaged effort, on which Joss further showcased her songwriting abilities, and revealed the singer had truly been embraced by the American audience when it crashed into the US charts at No.2, marking the highest debut ever for a female British solo artist on the Billboard charts. With over 12 million album sales to date and a wealth of experience under her belt, including recent collaborations on record with the likes of Dave Stewart and Mick Jagger (some of her most recent musical adventures), 2012 seemed the right time to return to the Soul Sessions template.

In her short young life and already long career, Joss has performed onstage with the likes of James Brown, Gladys Knight, Solomon Burke, Blondie, Smokey Robinson and Melissa Etheridge among many others. She’s contributed to albums by Jeff Beck and Ringo Starr, played the Super Bowl pre-game show, performed on the Grammy’s, - and indeed won a Grammy herself! In her twenty-five years she’s participated in more moments of absolute musical wonder than most people can hope for in an entire lifetime. And she’s approached it all with a sense of independence and joie de vivre. Stone has always been a bit of a rebel, whether she’s dancing barefoot onstage or dyeing her hair various colors or speaking out on issues she’s passionate about, part of what her fans love about her is that she’s a free-spirit, following her own instincts at all times.

The past few years have seen further albums: 2009’s ‘Color Me Free’ and 2011 saw two releases – Joss’ own debut album release on her label Stone’d Records, ‘LP1’, (written and recorded with Dave Stewart) and a collaboration project, ‘Superheavy’, with Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Damien Marley and AR Rahman, and latterly Soul Sessions 2.

Despite some of the dramas that have followed or beset Stone in her short life so far, it is her approach to music - intuitive and freeform – merged with the backdrop of nearly a decade of hard-earned experience in the industry – that characterises the Stone mindset. If she wants to do something badly enough she gets it done, no matter what the obstacles – but only if she’s having fun along the way.

And the upcoming Total World Tour should be certainly be fun, as well as challenging and - rather like her life and career so far – one hell of a ride! As Stone herself puts it “My mission is to explore and understand the universal language of music in every country on the planet. The tour will be tiring and tough and I know at times very emotional but it will be a truly amazing journey and of discovery and one hell of a ride.”

- See more at: http://www.jossstone.com/about#sthash.MSZVOZrK.dpuf
More events
Maurice Béjart, l’âme de la danse
23 Nov 2018 | 06:00 PM
Know More
Les Jardins D’Adonis
15 Dec 2018 | 08:00 PM
Know More
Advertisement
Points of sale
Head There!
Beirut Arrow Arrow
Virgin Megastores City Mall
Tel +961 1 887190 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores ABC Achrafieh
Tel +961 1 217810 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores - Beirut Souks
Tel +961 1 991565 - 01 999 666 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores - City Center
Tel +961 1 285394 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores - ABC Verdun
Tel +961 1 795126 | Pin Get directions
Kesserwan Arrow Arrow
Casino du Liban
Tel +961 9 859 888 / 999 | Pin Get directions
Bookstop - TBO
Tel +961 9 930628 | Pin Get directions
Baakline Arrow Arrow
Hussam Bookshop - TBO
Tel +961 5 30 30 30 | Pin Get directions
North Metn Arrow Arrow
Virgin Megastores ABC Dbayeh
Tel +961 4 524359 | Pin Get directions
North Arrow Arrow
Ticketing Box-Office (Dar El-Chimal)
Tel +961 6.411311 | Pin Get directions
AS Company - TBO | Zgharta
Tel +961 6 66 13 90 | Pin Get directions
Daleel Akkar - TBO
Tel +961 6 695 618 | Pin Get directions
South Arrow Arrow
Al Ittihad Book Shop - TBO
Tel +961 7 720251 | Pin Get directions
Daher Travel
Tel 961 7 768267 | Pin Get directions
Mount Lebanon Arrow Arrow
Bekaa Arrow Arrow
Chtaura Park Hotel
Tel +961 8 540011 | Pin Get directions
2018
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Previous November Next
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Wednesday
November 07,2018
KYLE EASTWOOD
09:00 PM | MusicHall
KNOW MORE
Saturday
November 10,2018
Majnoun Leila-The Musical
08:30 PM | Casino du Liban
KNOW MORE
JOS WORKSHOPS Cycle 17
12:00 AM | Workshops
KNOW MORE
Saturday
November 17,2018
Julien Dassin
08:30 PM | Casino du Liban
KNOW MORE
The Night Of The AdEaters
08:00 PM | NDU Theatre
KNOW MORE
علقة جديدة
08:30 PM | Georges V
KNOW MORE
Sunday
November 18,2018
The Night Of The AdEaters
08:00 PM | NDU Theatre
KNOW MORE
Tuesday
November 20,2018
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
09:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Murillo’s Last Journey
09:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Wednesday
November 21,2018
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, une passion dévorante
05:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Citizen Loewy,How a Frenchman Designed the American Dream
05:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Marianne Faithfull, fleur d’âme
06:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Terres, Barceló
06:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Niemeyer 4 Ever followed by Mies On Scene. Barcelona in Two Acts
07:15 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Beyond the Obvious - Daniel Schwartz. Photographer
09:15 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Raphael. Lord of the Arts
09:15 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Thursday
November 22,2018
Niemeyer 4 Ever followed by MAR10 – I’m Bored. Aren’t You Bored?
04:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Tintoretto: Artist of the Renaissance Venice followed by The Voice of Hagia Sophia
03:50 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
May Ziade, the Life of an Arab Feminist Writer
05:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
05:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
We Made Every Living Thing from Water
06:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Josephine Baker, the Story of an Awakening
06:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Citizen Loewy,How a Frenchman Designed the American Dream
07:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
L'Artisanat au Liban Followed by Un Certain Nasser
07:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Friday
November 23,2018
خمس دقايق بس - زياد الرحباني
08:30 PM | المجمع الثقافي الرياضي
BUY TICKETS
Vamos Cuba Show
08:30 PM | Casino du Liban
BUY TICKETS
Power & Music
05:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Maurice Béjart, l’âme de la danse
06:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Girl with the Pearl Earring
08:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Le Faussaire de Vermeer followed by 150 Years: 1968 – 2018 Archeological Museum AUB
06:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Niemeyer 4 Ever followed by Louvre Abu Dhabi
07:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Mstislav Rostropovich, the Indomitable Bow
09:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Saturday
November 24,2018
Vamos Cuba Show
08:30 PM | Casino du Liban
BUY TICKETS
Vermeer, Beyond Time
03:15 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Yohen, l’univers dans un bol
03:15 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, une passion dévorante
05:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki
04:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Murillo’s Last Journey
06:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Quand les impressionnistes découvrent le Japon
06:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Le Faussaire de Vermeer
07:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Kusama, Infinity
07:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Niemeyer 4 Ever followed by Cézanne, Portraits of Life
08:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Yellow is Forbidden
08:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Sunday
November 25,2018
Vamos Cuba Show
08:30 PM | Casino du Liban
BUY TICKETS
Avicii, True Stories
04:15 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Niemeyer 4 Ever followed by Sounds of the Alhambra
04:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Joan Miró, the Inner Fire
06:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Mstislav Rostropovich, l’archet indomptable
08:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
The Singing Revolution
07:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Soulages, Master of Black & Light
07:30 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Oman,the Treasure of Mudhmar
06:00 PM | Metropolis Empire Sofil
BUY TICKETS
Wednesday
November 28,2018
Vamos Cuba Show
08:30 PM | Casino du Liban
BUY TICKETS
Thursday
November 29,2018
Vamos Cuba Show
08:30 PM | Casino du Liban
BUY TICKETS
Friday
November 30,2018
Hollywood Pop-Up Comedy Club
08:00 PM | Teatro
BUY TICKETS
Hollywood Pop-Up Comedy Club
10:30 PM | Teatro
BUY TICKETS
Vamos Cuba Show
08:30 PM | Casino du Liban
BUY TICKETS
BAALBAKIYAT
08:00 PM | Palais des Congres
BUY TICKETS
Les Yeux de la parole followed by Kalila Wa Dimna (the Opera)
06:00 PM | Institut Français
BUY TICKETS
علقة جديدة
08:30 PM | Georges V
BUY TICKETS
No Events!
Media Gallery
Previous Previous
Next Next
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire
Saturday Dec 15,2018
View this event
BAALBAKIYAT Play Button Play Button
Friday Nov 30,2018
View this event
Circus Wizard of OZ Play Button Play Button
Tuesday Dec 25,2018
View this event
STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE. DIRECT TO YOUR NEWSFEED BE THE FIRST TO GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES