HAPPY 26th JOSS - To a super sexy songstress, great voice and soul - From all your wellwishers at Max Energy


Joss Stone was born in Dover, Kent, England in 1987 and spent her teenage years in Ashill, Devon. She grew up listening to American R&B and soul music performed by such artists as Aretha Franklin; as a result, she developed a throaty style of singing like her idols. At 14, she appeared on Star for a Night on BBC Television singing Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman". She told MTV News, "I kind of clicked into soul music more than anything else because of the vocals. You've got to have good vocals to sing soul music and I always liked it ever since I was little."



Joss Stone pop kitten


Joss Stone



In 2002, she decided to back her ability by flying out from England for an audition in New York City with S-Curve CEO Steve Greenberg. She also signed a global music publishing deal with BMG Music Publishing in the UK.


Since then, she has performed with such artists as Blondie and Gladys Knight. She was named as the spokesperson for the Mega-store GAP, although she was reportedly dropped because of rumours of her living with Beau Dozier, (son of record producer, Lamont Dozier), while she was only 17.


She won two Brit awards in 2005 for "Best Female Solo Artist" and "Best Urban Artist".


Joss was just 16 when she emerged on the pop/rock scene in 2003. Ready to take on the pop domination of Britney and Christina with a sound wise beyond her teenage years, Stone positioned herself among the more established and credible artists (Norah Jones, Jill Scott, Nikka Costa) reigning adult alternative pop/rock. Born Joscelyn Eve Stoker in 1987, the sun-kissed blonde darling grew up listening to American soul and R&B. Aretha Franklin was a favorite and in time, Stone realized that she possessed an impressive throaty vocal style with both depth and emotion, much like her idols. In 2002, Stone took a chance. She left her family home in Devon, England (also home to Coldplay's Chris Martin) for an audition in New York City.


Stone wowed S-Curve CEO Steve Greenberg with her rendition of Donna Summer's "On the Radio," and landed herself a deal. R&B/soul pioneer Betty Wright joined Stone for her first recording, becoming an instant mentor and friend to the impressionable girl with big dreams. Vocalist Angie Stone and the Roots also assisted Stone in the studio in 2003 for what became The Soul Sessions EP. A riveting set of 1970s classics by the likes of Laura Lee and Bettye Swann, as well as tracks by Wright and Franklin, The Soul Sessions EP was accentuated by fellow Miami soul musicians Benny Latimore, Timmy Thomas, and Little Beaver. S-Curve couldn't wait to tell the world about their one-of-a-kind starlet with an old soul, therefore Stone hurriedly crafted this neo-soul gem in just four days. 



Joss Stone and Rod Stewart


Joss Stone and Rod Stewart



The Soul Sessions


After being signed by S-Curve Records, Joss flew to Miami, Florida, to start work on her debut album, The Soul Sessions. She collaborated with people with solid credentials in the Miami soul scene such as Betty Wright, Benny Latimore, Timmy Thomas and Little Beaver. She also worked with contemporary acts Angie Stone and The Roots.


The album consists of little known soul tracks by Wright, Franklin, Laura Lee and Bettye Swann. Released in late 2003, it reached the top 5 in the UK Albums Chart, and also made the top forty of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. The lead single, "Fell In Love With A Boy", which was a reworking of The White Stripes' song "Fell In Love With A Girl", reached the top twenty of the UK Singles Chart. The second single, "Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' On Me?)", also reached the top twenty.


Stone was already working on an R&B debut album when The Soul Sessions were recorded. Much of this R&B album was scrapped following the success of The Soul Sessions, which remains by far her biggest-selling album, even though it was recorded with the same criteria and in the same amount of time as most studio demos.


In early 2004, Stone introduced herself to the MTV generation with the funky strut of "Fell in Love with a Boy," which was a rework of the White Stripes hit "Fell in Love with a Girl." The Soul Sessions was a huge success, selling over two million copies. Mind, Body & Soul was released in 2004, again from S-Curve Records, and its 14 tracks featured 12 that were written or co-written by Stone.



Mind, Body, Soul (2004) Joss Stone


Mind, Body, Soul (2004)



Mind, Body & Soul


After achieving critical acclaim for The Soul Sessions, Stone recorded an album full of original songs in 2004 titled Mind, Body & Soul. It proved to be an even bigger success than her first album, as it debuted at #1 in the UK (breaking the record for the youngest female ever to top the albums charts there, a record previously held by Avril Lavigne) and just missed the top ten of the U.S. Billboard 200, after peaking at #11. The lead single, "You Had Me", became her first top ten in the UK. Follow-up singles "Right To Be Wrong" and "Spoiled" both made the top forty, and "Don't Cha Wanna Ride" the top twenty. "Spoiled" landed just outside of the top 50 of America's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, peaking at #54.


On 14 November 2004 Stone joined Band Aid 20 to benefit Sudan's troubled Darfur region. The group, consisting of such luminaries as Chris Martin and U2 lead singer Bono, re-recorded the 1984 song "Do They Know It's Christmas?", written by Band Aid organizers Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. Stone, born 2 years after the release of the original single, wasn't initially aware who Bob Geldof was. The media gleefully reported that she repeatedly referred to him as Bob Gandalf. Despite some criticism of the single, it became the UK's biggest seller of 2004 as well as the Christmas number one.


In February 2005, Stone was nominated for three Brit Awards, of which she won two; Best Female and Best Urban Act. She was also nominated three times at the 2005 Grammy Awards (Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "You Had Me", and Best Pop Vocal Album for Mind, Body & Soul), where she sang barefoot on stage with rock performer Melissa Etheridge, in tribute to blues-rock singer Janis Joplin. Their performance of "Cry Baby"/"Piece Of My Heart" was released as a single, and, through the aid of strong digital downloads, became Stone's first top forty U.S. hit when it debuted at #32 (where it ultimately would peak) on the Billboard Hot 100. In July of 2005 she lent her vocal talents to the Fantastic Four soundtrack, singing the title song "What Ever Happened To The Heroes", written by P!nk, billymann, and Christopher Rojas.


In July 2005, Stone performed at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, London, and did a duet with singer James Brown on UK chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. On February 5, 2006, she joined John Legend and Stevie Wonder at the Super Bowl XL pre-game show in performing a medley of Wonder's hits and on the night of the 2006 Grammy Awards, she helped perform a medley of hits by the reclusive singer Sly Stone.



Wow, strawberry blonde with cream





Joss Stone will make her film debut in the fantasy epic Eragon, which will release on December 15, 2006. In the movie, Stone plays the witch Angela.



Trade mark


Performing barefoot


Joss, just being Joss


Joss Stone on the road





Took part in the Band Aid 20 re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". [14 November 2004]


Supports Liverpool Football Club


Nominated for 3 Grammys: best new artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ('You Had Me') & Best Pop Vocal Album (Mind, Body & Soul) (2005)



Personal quotes

"It's sad that people listen to music and decide how the singer should look."

"People say I'm the white Aretha Franklin. I wish I was her."

[On why she always performs barefoot]: "I don't want to fall over, man."


Joss Stone study film noir



Soundtrack - filmography

  1. Chicken Little (2005) (performer: "Stir It Up")
    ... aka Daks (Philippines: English title)

  2. Fantastic Four (2005) (performer: "What Ever Happened to the Heroes")

  3. The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (2005) (TV) (performer: "Piece of My Heart")

  4. Brit Awards 2005 (2005) (TV) (writer: "Right to Be Wrong") (performer: "Right to Be Wrong")

  5. "Como uma Onda" (2004) TV Series (performer: "Right to be Wrong")

  6. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) (performer: "Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' on Me?) Part 1")
    ... aka Bridget Jones 2 (UK: informal title)
    ... aka Bridget Jones: L'âge de raison (France)


Actress - filmography

  1. Eragon (2006) (post-production) .... Angela

  2. "American Dreams"
    ... aka Our Generation (Australia) (USA: working title)
        - Starting Over (2005) TV Episode .... Singer in the Lair

Joss Stone with a Grammy




Composer - filmography

  1. 3 historias de juguete(s) (2005)


Self - filmography

  1. Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (2006) .... Herself

  2. The 48th Annual Grammy Awards (2006) (TV) .... Performer

  3. Super Bowl XL (2006) (TV) .... Herself - Pre-Game Performer

  4. "Corazón de..."
        - Episode dated 12 October 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself

  5. "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee"
    ... aka Live with Regis (USA: new title)
    ... aka Live with Regis & Kelly (USA: new title)
        - Episode dated 7 September 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself

  6. MTV Video Music Awards 2005 (2005) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter

  7. "Today"
    ... aka NBC News Today (USA: promotional title)
    ... aka The Today Show (USA)
        - Episode dated 26 August 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 25 August 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself

  8. Live 8 (2005) (TV) .... Herself

  9. "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross"
        - Episode #8.15 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself

  10. "Breakfast"
        - Episode dated 1 July 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself

  11. "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"
        - Episode #1.75 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself - Musical Guest

  12. "Punk'd"
        - Episode #4.6 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself

  13. Now Vision 2005: Vol. 1 (2005) (V) .... Herself

  14. "CD:UK"
        - Episode dated 19 March 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 5 February 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 2 October 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself

  15. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
        - Episode dated 18 February 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 28 September 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 24 February 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself - Live band

  16. The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (2005) (TV) .... Performer - Janis Joplin Memorial

  17. The Brits Backstage (2005) (TV) .... Herself

  18. Brit Awards 2005 (2005) (TV) .... Winner 'Best British Female Solo Artist'/Performer 'Right to Be Wrong' and 'Angels'

  19. "Tout le monde en parle"
        - Episode dated 29 January 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself

  20. "Wetten, dass..?"
        - Wetten, dass..? aus Hannover (2005) TV Episode .... Herself

  21. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien"
        - Episode dated 18 January 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 9 December 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 17 September 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself

  22. An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones (2005) (TV) .... Herself

  23. Joss Stone: Mind, Body & Soul Sessions - Live in New York City (2004) (V) .... Herself

  24. VH1 Big in 04 (2004) (TV) .... Herself

  25. "The Frank Skinner Show"
        - Episode #8.5 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself

  26. "Austin City Limits"
        - Episode dated 23 October 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself

  27. "The View"
        - Episode dated 18 October 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself

  28. "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn"
    ... aka The Late Late Show (USA: short title)
        - Episode dated 29 September 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 30 October 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself

  29. "Boogie"
    ... aka Boogie Århus (Denmark: alternative title)
    ... aka Boogie listen (Denmark: alternative title)
        - Episode dated 6 September 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself

  30. "This Morning"
    ... aka This Morning with Richard and Judy (UK: informal title)
        - Episode dated 13 May 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Guest Singer

  31. VH1 Divas 2004 (2004) (TV) .... Herself/Performer

  32. "Parkinson"
        - Episode dated 3 April 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself

  33. "Først & sist"
    ... aka Først & sist med Fredrik Skavland (Norway: informal title)
        - Episode #11.9 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself

  34. "Last Call with Carson Daly"
        - Episode dated 27 February 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself

  35. "Late Show with David Letterman"
    ... aka Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts)
    ... aka The Late Show (USA: informal short title)
        - Episode dated 28 October 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself

  36. "Good Morning America"
        - Episode dated 6 October 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself


Joss au natural




How a curvy singer turned into Joss Stick May 2006 article


A self-confessed taste for Cornish pasties makes her the curvy girl she is. Or rather was.

As Joss Stone shows in this pink and green bikini, there is a little less to her these days.

A generous midriff has given way to a taut "six-pack" while her arms seem to be much more toned.


Sunbathing on a private yacht in Barbados is hardly the toughest of workouts. But it seems to have worked wonders for 19-year-old Miss Stone, who was accompanied by 28-year-old musician Lemar Obika. "Joss has been out in the Caribbean, working on new material for her new album," said a source close to the singer.


"Although she has not been consciously dieting, she has been eating a lot more healthily than she does back in the UK. "She has been upping her intake of plantain, avocados and sweet potatoes, which are all popular in the West Indies - and has lost the weight without really trying." Miss Stone recently professed to an appetite for Cornish pasties. "I'm a pasty girl all the way. Forget once a week, I like to have one every day."



Joss Stone in tartan outfit and stipy red white socks





According to the Singer Joss Stone only became aware of an alleged plot to murder her when police visited her after two suspects were arrested, she has told a court.

Junior Bradshaw, 32, and Kevin Liverpool, 35, were arrested a few miles from her Devon home in June 2011.

Miss Stone told Exeter Crown Court: "Apart from someone [police] coming around to say someone is trying to kill me, it was a really nice day."

The men deny conspiracy to murder, rob and cause grievous bodily harm.

The pair, both of St Stephens Close, Manchester, were arrested in Cullompton, and weapons were found in their car, including a samurai sword, a lock knife and a hammer, the court heard.

Notes suggesting they intended to decapitate the pop star before dumping her body in a river were also found, prosecutors said.

The court heard she was informed by police of the arrests at about noon on 13 June 2011. She said it was a surprise and she and her security company had received no threats.

The singer said she had been living in Devon for nearly 20 years at that point, her home had an alarm but she did not always turn it on, and she did not always lock her front door.

She said: "I've lived in Devon for a long time and nobody really shuts their door." But she added she now locked her door and activated her alarm.

Prosecutors previously told the jury notes found in the car used by the accused indicated the singer had been targeted because of her connections with members of the Royal Family.

Asked about her royal connections, she said she had "sung for them a couple of times".

The first performance was at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium in 2007.

She said: "After that, there was another charity event for [Prince] Harry." "I guess they just invited me because they thought it was nice to invite me."

The jury heard previously the men had studied a programme she appeared in for MTV's Cribs series, in which stars showed cameras around their homes.

The 10 men and two women were shown part of a programme on Tuesday about a property she owned called Purple Rose House. The 25-year-old singer told the court the six-minute video was about a previous residence.

Members of her family were also in court in the public gallery while she was testifying.

The Brit award-winning singer is best known for hits including Super Duper Love and Fell In Love With A Boy, plus her album The Soul Sessions.

She recently took part in a re-recording of The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, performing the track A Taste of Honey to mark the album's 50th anniversary.





One of the men accused of plotting to murder the singer Joss Stone has told a jury he had never heard of her before he was charged with the crime.

Junior Bradshaw, 32, and Kevin Liverpool, 35 were arrested a few miles from her Devon home in June 2011.

Exeter Crown Court heard Mr Bradshaw, who had previously been treated for schizophrenia, could not remember being arrested. The pair deny conspiracy to murder, rob and cause grievous bodily harm.

Mr Bradshaw and Mr Liverpool, both of St Stephens Close, Manchester, were arrested in Cullompton, and weapons were found in their car, including a samurai sword, a lock knife and a hammer, the court previously heard.

Mr Bradshaw said he had never heard of Joss Stone before the case. He told the jury he did not know whose idea it was to drive from Manchester to Devon.

"You left at 2am. You know the difference between night and day. So where could you be going at 2am?” He said he could not remember what he planned to do that day.

Mr Bradshaw told his defence counsel, Martin Meeke QC, that "we were just going on a day out".

Asked by Mr Meeke if the pair had driven from Manchester to Devon to kill the singer, to cause her serious harm or to rob her, Mr Bradshaw replied: "No."

Under cross-examination Simon Morgan QC, prosecuting, asked Mr Bradshaw again what he thought he and Mr Liverpool were doing when they left Manchester in the early hours. Bradshaw replied again: "Just going on a day out."

Mr Morgan replied: "You left at 2am. You know the difference between night and day. So where could you be going at 2am?"

Mr Bradshaw said: "I don't know." He told the court he had a series of previous convictions, including driving offences and receiving stolen goods.

He said he had previously received treatment for schizophrenia at a hospital in Manchester where he stayed for 10 months. The court heard Mr Liverpool would not be giving evidence.

Brit award-winning Miss Stone is best known for hits including Super Duper Love and Fell In Love With A Boy, plus her album The Soul Sessions.

She recently took part in a re-recording of The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, performing the track A Taste of Honey to mark the album's 50th anniversary.

The trial lasted up to three weeks and both men were found guilty





Joss Stone accused 'had death diary'

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Joss Stone 'unaware of murder plot'

19 MARCH 2013, DEVON

Joss Stone plot accused 'had sword'

18 MARCH 2013, DEVON



Joss Stone in a bikini on a boat 2006







album: "Soul Sessions" (2003)

The Chokin' Kind
Super Duper Love
Fell In Love With A Boy
Victim Of A Foolish Heart
Dirty Man
Some Kind Of Wonderful
I've Fallen In Love With You
I Had A Dream
All The King's Horses
For The Love Of You

album: "Mind, Body & Soul" (2004)

Right To Be Wrong
Jet Lag
You Had Me
Don't Cha Wanna Ride
Less Is More
Young At Heart
Snakes And Ladders
Don't Know How
Torn & Tattered
Killing Time
Sleep Like A Child






Joss Stone casual white dress  Joss Stone flower power



Scene, a wood somewhere in England: Two lonely camper vans quietly blending into the greenery, one previously owned by Joss Stone, says to the other wagon, tearfully: "She said she'd never leave me man."

The other replies: "You're lucky sugar, mine is still inside smoking weed."













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