As a teenager, Joss Stone literally came out of nowhere to take the entertainment industry by storm. The British soul singer grew up with many music genres, but she preferred R&B, soul, blue-eyed soul, and reggae. The performance of a cover version of the 1970s hit by disco queen Donna Summer entitled “On the Radio” earned her the first record deal she ever had.
Currently, the singer, actress, and songwriter have several full-length albums and several singles that have made it into the Top 20. Her success in the entertainment industry has earned her a well-deserved reference to Aretha Franklin, a legend in the field who is considered one of the best rhythm and blues singers of all time. Her debut album, The Soul Sessions, which went platinum several times, brought Joss Stone fame, and her next album, Mind, Body & Soul, which also went platinum several times, topped the British album charts. Joss achieved RIAA gold status with her latest album, Introducing Joss Stone.
The multi-talented entertainer was born on April 11, 1987, as Joscelyn Eve Stoker in Dover, Kent, England. She was the third child of Richard Stoker (father), who owns and runs a fruit and nut store, and Wendy Skillin (mother), who worked as her manager for several years. The English songbird grew up in Devon alongside her three siblings Harry, Daniel, and Lucy.
Joss Stone attended Uffculme Comprehensive School in Uffculme, Devon, where she made her first public appearance with a cover version of Reet Petite, Jackie Wilson’s song from 1957. Unfortunately, she had to drop out of school with only three GCSE qualifications at the age of sixteen due to dyslexia. According to the then young artist, dyslexia does not mean that she is stupid, only that she is artistically rather than academically inclined.
In 2002, she signed a contract with S-Curve’s CEO, Steve Greenberg, when she left home for New York City to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Her debut album, The Soul Sessions, was released the following year. The album was a hit and made it into the top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Chart and the top five in the UK. Her subsequent works earned her even more applause.
Who Is Joss Stone’s Husband?
The question of who the singer’s husband is or will have yet to be answered, as Joss Stone has been romantically involved with many men in the past. In 2004 she started an affair with Beau Dozier, her co-author of the song “Spoiled”, which unfortunately ended the next year. In an interview she gave in 2016, she revealed that she had been with the music promoter Si Chai for three years.
Other relationships in which Joss was involved were with Lemar (2006), Raphael Saadiq (2007 – 2008), Danny Radford (2008 – 2009), and Dallas Austin. Recently, it appears that the singer is in a romantic relationship with a mysterious man whose identity she has refused to reveal, although it is public knowledge that the man is in the music business. According to Joss, their relationship, which began in 2014, is intense, passionate, and enchanting, and although they have their ups and downs, they manage to reconcile after every argument. She also revealed that her mysterious lover inspired her song entitled This Ain’t love.
Although Joss is totally averse to the idea of marriage, she said she wants to have at least seven children. Despite this, she is afraid of becoming a mother, as her career is marked by instability.
Here Are Facts You Need To Know About Joss Stone
- Educational background
Joss Stone is dyslexic, which means she confuses things or sees and reads texts backward. This clinical condition led to her dropping out of school at the age of 16, her parents, who understood her dilemma, supported her decision to leave school and also supported her music career when this became apparent.
The talented entertainer, nicknamed Josie, stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m), but details of her other body statistics are not known.
- Animal Lover
It is known that the famous singer has postponed two planned shows in order to be able to personally take care of her sick dog. According to her, the dog is the closest thing to a child for her. In an online survey conducted by The Hollywood Dog Magazine and the readers of New York Dog Magazine, the beautiful singer was voted the world’s best celebrity dog owner in 2005.
- Net Worth
Her debut album made her one of Britain’s richest singers with estimated net assets of up to $10 million. But currently, the soul singer has revealed in an interview that she didn’t let herself be carried away to do anything after she used a larger part of her fortune to buy herself free from her record company EMI.
- Food Choice
The celebrated entertainer is actually a die-hard vegetarian, she was once known as the most famous vegetarian in the world. She was also voted the sexiest vegetarian in the world by peta2 in 2005.