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Bacchus thought that Newland's experience in jazz, blues, rock, country and folk would give him a "feeling for her sound." Debuting at No. It won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Sunrise", and had nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for her duet with Dolly Parton, "Creepin' In".
She won two more Grammy Awards that year, for Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for her collaboration with Ray Charles, "Here We Go Again", the first track on Charles' last album, Genius Loves Company. Jones released her third album, Not Too Late, on January 30, 2007.
As artist Peter Malick states in the liner notes, "I started looking for a singer who could record [my latest songs] for me.
On a Tuesday night, I walked into the Living Room just as the singer announced the last song of the set.
Bacchus told Hit Quarters: "We let her find her own direction.... It sold 4 million copies in the United States and reached quadruple Platinum status, and sold more than 12 million copies worldwide.
We knew that if she could develop her songwriting and we could find great songs, it would work." Jones was first teamed up with experienced producer and engineer Jay Newland. In 2005, at the 47th Grammy Awards, Feels Like Home was nominated for three Grammys.
While in high school, she sang in the school choir, participated in band, and played the alto saxophone.
At the age of sixteen, with both parents' consent, she officially changed her name to Norah Jones.
Although initially unsure about what direction her music would follow, particularly since Blue Note was a jazz label, they decided to sign Jones. Jones released her second album, Feels Like Home, on February 9, 2004. Within a week of its release, Feels Like Home had sold over a million copies.While at high school, she won the Down Beat Student Music Awards for Best Jazz Vocalist (twice, in 19) and Best Original Composition (1996).Jones attended the University of North Texas (UNT), where she majored in jazz piano and sang with the UNT Jazz Singers.Shell White, then the wife of JC Hopkins, worked for EMI Publishing and passed Jones's three-track demo on to the label's president Bruce Lundvall and its A&R Brian Bacchus. In 2003, she was nominated for eight and ultimately won five Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Don't Know Why" at the 45th Grammy Awards.The demo featured two jazz standards and a song by Jesse Harris. This matched the record for most Grammy wins by a female artist in a single night (tying with Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys).During this time, she had a chance meeting with future collaborator Jesse Harris.She gave a ride to a band playing at the university whose members happened to be friends of Harris.This was my first contact with Norah Jones." Peter would ask Norah to sit in on sessions at Room 9 from Outer Space in South Boston, Massachusetts, during August and September 2000.Together, they recorded the Malick-penned songs "New York City", "Strange Transmissions", and "Deceptively Yours", along with covers of "All Your Love" (Sam Maghett), and "Heart of Mine" (Bob Dylan).Jones is the daughter of Indian sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar, and is the half-sister of fellow musician Anoushka Shankar.After her parents separated in 1986, Norah lived with her mother, growing up in Grapevine, Texas.