Norah Jones renditions that left us speechless

The soulfulness in her voice and the emotional connection that she builds makes her the best

Calm, emotional, and power are a few words that define Norah Jones music. From the soulfulness in her voice, the meaningful lyrics to the hard hitting notes, Jones’ music stands at par with her counterparts. Born to sitar maestro Pt Ravi Shankar and concert producer Sue Jones, she has carved a niche for herself in the pop-jazz scene of music.

The American singer, songwriter, and pianist has won multiple awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. The recipient of nine Grammy Awards, Jones began her music career with Come Away with Me – a fusion of jazz with country, blues, folk, and pop – that sold over 27 million copies.

After that, there has been no looking back for the singer known for her sensitive style, who went on to produce studio albums—Feels Like Home, Not Too Late, and The Fall, all selling over a million copies each.

Come Away with Me
This Grammy-winning album is an acoustic pop album with blues, jazz, and folk music comprising 15 tracks. Its first track Don’t Know Why written and composed by Jesse Harris, was sang by Jones which was the first cover of this song. Jones’s version peaked at number 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and won three Grammy Awards in 2003 for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

This is a song from yet another album –Feels Like Home – of Jones that won her another Grammy in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category for the song Sunrise. This first single from her second album is captivating due to her magnetic vocals, her delicate phrasing, and nuanced emotional expression.

What Am I To You
This is an original from the album Feels Like Home, which is soulful – just like her all other songs – midtempo ballad love songs that hit you right on the soul. The song also comes to show the growth of Jones as a songwriter.

Carry On
The lead single from the album Day Breaks marked her return to piano after dabbling in folk and pop in her last two records. Jones had gone on to say that ‘the goal of this record was to do everything live’ and had there been dubbing it would have stripped the soul out of the music.

These and her other renditions like The Fall, Little Broken Hearts indulging in guitar, alt-rock, and electronic music, Jones’s musical geniuses are beyond imagination. Her slow music not only touches upon the hearts but makes you fall in love with her.

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