Men convicted in Joss Stone murder plot have sentences reduced

Men convicted in Joss Stone murder plot have sentences reduced

LONDON, May 20 (UPI) --A London appeals court judge as reduced sentences for Kevin Liverpool and Junior Bradshaw, who were convicted of plotting to murder singer Joss Stone.
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2 convicted Joss Stone murder plot

EXETER, England, April 3 (UPI) -- Two men were convicted in England Wednesday of conspiring to kidnap, rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone, then dump her body in a river.
Trial opens for alleged Joss Stone plot

Trial opens for alleged Joss Stone plot

DEVON, England, March 18 (UPI) -- Two men were part of a plot to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone, British prosecutors charged in opening statements Monday.

Memorials mark Titanic centennial

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Passengers on a cruise ship said they had an uneasy feeling when they looked out over the spot in the Atlantic where the Titanic sank 100 years ago.
Man denies plotting to kill British singer Joss Stone

Man denies plotting to kill British singer Joss Stone

EXETER, England, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A British man denies playing a role in an alleged plot to kill singer Joss Stone.
'Chief' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Chief' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Eric Church's "Chief" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Report: 2 men plotted to kill Joss Stone

Report: 2 men plotted to kill Joss Stone

LONDON, June 15 (UPI) -- Two men were arrested in England for allegedly plotting to rob and kill pop star Joss Stone at her farmhouse in rural Devon, police said.
Jagger recording with Stone, Marley

Jagger recording with Stone, Marley

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- British rock 'n' roll icon Mick Jagger is recording with musicians Dave Stewart, Damian Marley, Joss Stone and A.R. Rahman, the New York Post said Friday.

Singer Stone playing a queen in 'Tudors'

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Singer Joss Stone says playing one of the wives of England's King Henry VIII for the U.S. TV series "The Tudors" was a unique experience.
Joss Stone joins cast of TV's 'Tudors'

Joss Stone joins cast of TV's 'Tudors'

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- British soul singer Joss Stone has joined the cast of "The Tudors" for the sexy period drama's third season, Showtime said Tuesday.
Bryan Adams' photos on display in N.Y.

Bryan Adams' photos on display in N.Y.

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- Canadian musician Bryan Adams has photographed numerous celebrities for a Hear the World exhibit now open in New York.

Joss Stone is Cadbury's new 'Flake girl'

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- British soul singer Joss Stone has signed on to star in an upcoming TV ad campaign for Cadbury's Flake chocolate bars.

Joss Stone a 'Mariah Carey wannabe'

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- British blues diva Joss Stone may have bought a first-class ticket out of the recording industry by choosing to represent herself, former managers claim.

Elton John, Taupin to be honored

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An Oct. 10 benefit concert to be held at New York City’s Carnegie Hall will honor the music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
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Joss Stone
Joss Stone performs at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas on March 29, 2008. The 20 year old English R&B singer-songwriter is touring in support of her recent album "Introducing Joss Stone". (UPI Photo/Daniel Gluskoter)

Joss Stone (born Jocelyn Eve Stoker; 11 April 1987) is an English soul singer-songwriter and actress. Stone emerged to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the equally multiplatinum Mind Body & Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit "You Had Me", Stone's most successful single on the UK Singles Chart to date. Both album and single each received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards, while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist, and in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2004 was ranked fifth as a predicted breakthrough act of 2004. She became the youngest British female singer to top the UK Albums Chart in history to have her first album at number one. Stone's third album, Introducing Joss Stone, released in March 2007, achieved gold record status by the RIAA and yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard 200. Stone released her fourth album, Colour Me Free!, on 20 October 2009, which did reach Top 10 on Billboard, but was her least selling album in her career.

Throughout her career, Stone has sold over 11 million albums worldwide. Her first three albums have sold over 2,722,000 copies in the United States, while her first two albums have sold over 2,000,000 copies in United Kingdom. Stone has won two BRIT Awards and one Grammy Award. She also made her film acting debut in late 2006 with the fantasy adventure film Eragon, and made her television debut portraying Anne of Cleves in the Showtime series The Tudors in 2009.

Stone was born at Buckland Hospital in Dover, Kent and spent her teenage years in Ashill, a small village near Cullompton in Devon. She is the third of four children born to Richard and Wendy Stoker. Her father owns a fruit and nut import/export business; her mother worked as Stone's manager until October 2004. Stone made her first public appearance at the Uffculme Comprehensive School—which she attended—in Uffculme, Devon, with a cover version of Jackie Wilson's 1957 song "Reet Petite". Stone blames her dyslexia for the fact that she left school at age sixteen with only three GCSE qualifications. "It wasn't that I was stupid. I'm just a little bit dyslexic and I wasn't very academic. I'm more artistic", she says.

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