As a teenager, Joss Stone literally came from nowhere to take the entertainment industry by storm. The British soul singer grew up listening to many genres of music but she favored R&B, Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul and Reggae. Performing a cover version of the disco queen Donna Summer’s 1970 hit titled On the Radio got her the first recording contract she ever had.
Currently, the singer, actress, and songwriter has a few full albums with several singles making the Top 20. Her success in the entertainment industry has earned her a well deserved allusion to Aretha Franklin, a legend in the field, considered to be one of the best rhythm and blues singers of all time. Her debut album titled The Soul Sessions which was dubbed multi-platinum brought Joss Stone to fame, and her next album Mind, Body & Soul, also given multi-platinum, topped the UK Album Chart. Joss has achieved the RIAA gold status through her latest album titled Introducing Joss Stone.
The multitalented entertainer was born as Joscelyn Eve Stoker in Dover, Kent, England on the 11th day of April 1987. She came as the third child of Richard Stoker (father) who owns and runs a fruit and nut business and Wendy Skillin (mother) who worked as her manager for a few years. The English songbird was brought up in Devon alongside her three siblings namely; Harry, Daniel and Lucy.
Joss Stone attended Uffculme Comprehensive School located in Uffculme, Devon, where she made her debut public appearance with a cover version of Reet Petite, Jackie Wilson’s 1957 song. Unfortunately, she had to drop out of school with only three GCSE qualifications at the age of sixteen due to dyslexia. According to the emerging artist at the time, dyslexia does not mean that she is stupid, it only means that she is more artistic than academic.
She landed a deal with S-Curve chief executive officer Steve Greenberg in 2002 when she left home for New York City in pursuit of a career in entertainment. Her debut album titled The Soul Sessions was released the next year. The album was a hit and made the top 40 in the U.S. Billboard Chart and top five in the United Kingdom. Her subsequent works have garnered even more applaud for her.
Who Is Joss Stone’s Husband?
The question of who the singer’s husband is or will be is yet to find an answer because the Joss Stone has been romantically linked to many men in the past. She started an affair with Beau Dozier, her co-writer of the song Spoiled in 2004, but unfortunately, they ended things the next year. In an interview she had in 2016, she revealed that she was with music promoter Si Chai for all of three years.
Other relationships Joss has been involved in include with Lemar (2006), Raphael Saadiq (2007 – 2008), Danny Radford (2008 – 2009), as well as Dallas Austin. Recently, it appears that the songstress is in a romantic relationship with a mystery man whose identity she has refused to reveal though it is public knowledge that the man is in the business of promoting music. According to Joss, their relationship which took off in 2014 is intense, passionate and enchanting, although they have their ups and downs, they still manage to make up after each quarrel. She also revealed that her mystery lover inspired her song titled This Ain’t love.
Even though Joss is completely averse to the idea of marriage, she has said that she would love to have at least seven kids. Regardless, she is afraid to become a mother due to the nature of her career which is full of instability.
Here Are Facts You Need To Know About Joss Stone
- Educational background
Joss Stone is Dyslexic meaning that she mixes thing up or sees and reads text backward. This clinical condition made her drop 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 it became obvious.
The talented entertainer who was nicknamed Josie stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.78m but details about her other body statistics are not known.
- Animal Lover
The famed singer has been known to postpone two scheduled shows in order to be able to personally take care of her sick dog. According to her, the dog is the closest thing she has to a child. In an online poll conducted by The Hollywood Dog Magazine and readers of The New York Dog Magazine, the beautiful singer was named 2005 World’s Best Celebrity Dog Owner.
- Net Worth
Her debut album made her one of the richest singers in the United Kingdom with her net worth estimated as high as $10 million. But presently, the soul singer has revealed in an interview that she was down to nothing after using a bigger part of her wealth to buy her freedom back from her record company EMI.
- Food Choice
The celebrated entertainer is actually a die-hard vegetarian, at one time, she was known as the World’s Most Famous Vegetarian. Also, she was voted the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian by peta2 in the year 2005.