Nationality: American Date of Birth: March 30, 1979 Place of Birth: New York City Grammy Award: Best New Artist (2003) First album: Come Away With Me (2002) Latest album: Feels Like Home (2004) Known for her sultry vocals and unique blend of jazz, blues, pop and folk, Norah Jones started singing in a church choir when she was five years old. She became interested in jazz as a teenager when she attended the Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. While at school, she sang and played the piano and won many music awards, including Best Jazz Vocalist. Norah was studying at the University of North Texas when she decide to move to Manhattan in 1999. She joined the band Wax Poetic and was inspired to write her own songs. Her debut album, Come Away With Me, was released in 2002 and stayed at the top of the Billboard contemporary jazz album chart from March 2002 to June 2003. The album sold more than 18 million copies worldwide and won her eight Grammy awards, including for Best New Artist.