Norah Jones

Norah Jones

Highest Rated: 95% Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018)

Lowest Rated: 42% Two Weeks Notice (2002)

Birthday: Mar 30, 1979

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar, her father was legendary Indian musician, Ravi Shankar, and her mother, Sue Jones, was a dancer whose love of music left its lasting impression on her gifted spirit. At the age of four, Norah moved with her mother to a Dallas suburb, where she grew into a woman, beautiful in both form and character. She began singing in church choirs, learned to play the piano and guitar, and even briefly tried her hand at the alto saxophone. She attended Interlochen Arts Camp, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas, and the University of North Texas, where she majored in jazz piano, and won Best Student Music Awards for Best Jazz Vocalist (twice, in 1996 and 1997) and Best Original Composition (1996). At the age of sixteen - with her father's blessing - she officially shortened her name to Norah Jones, the name by which she is now known to her legion of fans. Captivated by New York's musical vivacity, Jones moved back to her city of birth in 1999 to embark on the life course that would lead to her great success. Jones began playing with numerous artists and bands, including Wax Poetic and the Peter Malick Group, but it was by her collaboration with a group of her remarkably talented friends - Lee Alexander, Jesse Harris, Adam Levy, Kevin Breit, Daru Oda, Andrew Borger and others - that she would take the world by storm and carve her name into music history. Performing with her new band, Jones burst upon the pop music scene with her auspicious debut album, Come Away With Me, released by Blue Note Records in 2002. The album of original compositions - having sold almost 10 million copies in the U.S. and over 20 million worldwide - swept the Grammy Awards in 2003 and established her as the 'genuine article' - destined for a long and influential career. Two years later Jones followed up with Feels Like Home, another engaging and heartfelt album that, like her first, was the perfect blend of originals by Norah and other members of the band. Feels Like Home debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, eventually selling over 4 million units in the U.S. and over 10 million worldwide. Her third album, Not Too Late, was released in January, 2007 to both critical and public acclaim. According to Jones, it is her most personal album to date, having been written entirely by her and her bassist, Lee Alexander. Further fleshing out her creative resume, Jones will star in acclaimed director Kar Wai Wong's My Blueberry Nights (2007), along with Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Rachel Weisz. But despite this recent foray into the world of cinema, Jones insists that the movie was an interesting diversion only, and that music will always be her first love. Exquisitely beautiful and uniquely talented - yet free of the ostentation common to her trade - Norah Jones is a brilliant young star who worthily stands among the most adored entertainers of the new century.


Highest Rated Movies



92% Echo In the Canyon Actor 2019
No Score Yet Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration Actor 2019
No Score Yet Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration Actor 2019
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Awesome Alphabet Collection Actor 2019
95% Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes Actor 2018
68% They Came Together as Herself 2014
43% Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle Actor 2013
68% Ted Herself $218.2M 2012
72% Wah Do Dem Actor 2010
No Score Yet What They Do Willow 2010
No Score Yet The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story Actor 2010
67% LIfe. Support. Music. Actor 2009
No Score Yet Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play Ray Charles Actor 2009
No Score Yet Wynton Marsalis & Willie Nelson Play the Music of Ray Charles Actor 2009
No Score Yet Live From Austin TX - Norah Jones Actor 2008
46% My Blueberry Nights Elizabeth $0.8M 2007
No Score Yet We Are the Future Actor 2006
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing Live Actor 2006
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Girl Pop 4 Actor 2005
No Score Yet Norah Jones and the Handsome Band: Live in 2004 Actor 2004
No Score Yet Norah Jones: Live in New Orleans Actor 2002
42% Two Weeks Notice Herself $93.4M 2002
No Score Yet Bonnaroo Music Festival 2002 Actor 2002


No Score Yet Great Performances
Appearing Performer 2019
No Score Yet Austin City Limits
Performer 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Performer 2017
No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather
Guest 2017
41% Chelsea
Performer 2016
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Performer 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Performer 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
Performer 2016
No Score Yet Conan
Performer 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Performer 2013
No Score Yet Iconoclasts
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
Performer 2012
No Score Yet The View
Performer 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Appearing 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Performer 2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Performer 2010
No Score Yet Colbert Report
Guest 2009
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
Performer 2009
No Score Yet POV
Appearing 2009
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
Appearing 2007
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Guest Performer Musical Guest 2004


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