Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Highest Rated: 90% Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (2017)

Lowest Rated: 45% Higher Learning (1995)

Birthday: Aug 22, 1963

Birthplace: Newton, North Carolina, USA

Tori Amos' virtuosic musical ability and unique artistic vision made her an icon of modern music. Born in 1963 in Newton, North Carolina, Amos grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Amos has always experienced chromesthesia, which causes her to see musical patterns as structures of light, and this may have helped her begin teaching herself piano and replicating songs she had heard by ear at the early age of two. By five, she was the youngest student ever admitted into the preparatory division of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. She would begin singing and accompanying herself on piano at local bars-always chaperoned by her father-at 13, at which point her family began submitting demo tapes of her own songs to various record labels. She was signed to Atlantic Records in 1984 and released an eponymous album with her then-band, Y Kant Tori Read, in 1988, but it failed to make a commercial impact. Amos approached her next musical endeavor as a solo artist, resulting in her 1992 solo debut Little Earthquakes, which proved a both commercial and artistic breakthrough. Amos' artistic credentials and devoted fanbase helped her expand her already distinct sound over her forthcoming albums such as Under the Pink, Boys for Pele, and From the Choirgirl Hotel, which found her incorporating musical sounds ranging from harmonium to electronica. She earned accclaim for the 2001 concept albums Scarlet's Walk and The Beekeeper, and even released a classical music record in 2011 with Night of Hunters. Amos responded to the cultural and political upheaval of the 2016 election with the 2017 album Native Invader. Longtime friends with author Neil Gaiman, Amos recorded a cover of the British standard "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" for the final credits of the mini-series adapted from the book Gaiman co-authored with Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens" (Amazon, 2019).

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Filmography

Movies

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90% 93% Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story Self - 2017
87% 76% Mayor of the Sunset Strip Self $257.3K 2003
60% 58% Twister Original Music $241.7M 1996
45% 74% Higher Learning Original Music $36.8M 1995

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Music Performer 2017 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Infinity Hall Live Music Performer 2015-2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Morning Buzz Live Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Writer's Hot List Guest 2011 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Music Performer 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Artists Den Music Performer 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Woman Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1996

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