Norah Jones is a sensational American singer. Apart from having a great voice, she also possesses the skills of a pianist as well as a writer. Her songs have sold over 560 million copies till now, which is a pretty good number taking the fact that she earned all that in her prime young age. Today, we will learn more about the singer and also know about her net worth in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Norah Jones was born in the year 1974 in New York. Her mother is an American concert producer and is known as Sue Jones, and her father is a well-known and reputed Indian musician, Pandit Ravi Shankar. Her parents were never married, and they separated in the year 1966. Norah grew up in Texas and attended the school there in Colleyville Middle School. She later on studied in Booker T. Washington High School to pursue a career in performing arts.
She used to sing in her school choir and would also participate in various band shows as a young kid. She got herself attracted to the music of Billie Holiday and Bill Evans. She also used to sing in the church and as a young kid took voice lessons as well as piano lessons.
Norah Jones started dating Lee Alexander in 2000. Both of them broke up after seven years.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Norah Jones was not the singer of today from the very beginning of her career. At first, she got a job as a lounge singer. Norah got her first big chance through Peter Malick. They recorded some songs together, such as New York City, Deceptively Yours and Strange Transmissions. Norah Jones later on signed with the EMI Group after moving in the New York City.
Norah came up with her first album, “Come Away with Me” in the year 2002. The album had a blend of jazz and acoustic pop music. The song became a hit with topping with U.S Billboard charts. The song, “Don’t Know Why” become No. 1 in the Adult Recurrents list. Norah became a sensation at the Grammy Awards in the year 2003 with eight nominations. She won five Grammy awards out of those eight nominations.
Norah’s first album became a platinum hit after selling a million copies. In the year 2005, it became a certified diamond album after it sold ten million copies. Norah Jones’s album “Feels Like Home” in the year 2004 helped her win a Grammy in the “Best Female Pop Vocal” category.
Net Worth & Earnings
Norah Jones has a net worth of around $30 million. A significant part of her earning comes from her singing career and from selling millions of copies of her first album. She also draws from live shows and tours around the world.
Norah Jones is one of the most well-known jazz singers today who made a mark in the music industry through traditional music. She continues to amaze her fans through her experimental music and singing.