Joss Stone's Biography
Joss Stone made her first public performance at Uffculme Comprehensive School singing Jackie Wilson's Reet Petite.
She performed on the BBC talent show Star For A Night, which led to her big breakthrough. As Joss Stone explained to Jo Whiley in the Live Lounge on Radio 1: "I did a show called 'Star for a Night'...as a spur of the moment thing...I did 'On the Radio' by Donna Summer. It was so embarrassing. Then I got my management deal and record deal in New York."
The S-Curve label signed Stone when she was just 14. Her first album 'The Soul Sessions' covered memorable soul tracks and proved a great commercial and critical success, selling more than two million copies worldwide.
On the sleeve notes, Joss Stone gave her thanks to many people, and wrote: "Thanks to my Dad, Sister Lucie and brother Harry for letting me take my mum away for so long. I know it's shit but don't worry one day I'll be a rich bitch and buy you all pressies!"
However Stone has described her second album 'Mind, Body and Soul' as her "real debut". Twelve of its 14 tracks were written or co-written by Stone.
Towards the end of 2005 Joss Stone split up amicably from Beau Dozier, whom she first met when she was 16.
In December 2005 Joss Stone came first in a poll of how celebrities treat dogs.
Indeed, when Joss Stone released her third album, Introducing Joss Stone, she issued a thank you page on her website, where she wrote (lower case used throughout as per the original):
" ... my dogs dusty springfield and missy elliott, i love you two so much. you're my company and always up for cuddles, just two bundles of love. god, i love them soooooooo much ..."
Introducing Joss Stone went straight to number two in the US Billboard album chart. It was the highest new entry by a British female artist in US chart history.
In December 2007, Cadbury announced that Joss Stone would be the new face of its Flake girl TV ad campaign.
In July 2011, Joss Stone released LP1, her first album co-produced by her own label, Stone'd Records, and the producer Dave Stewart's Surfdog. It was her fifth album overall.
In 2013, two men were found guilty of planning to rob and murder Joss Stone, back in June 2011.
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