Joss Stone is an English soul singer-songwriter and actress. She grew up listening to a wide variety of music including American R&B and soul music performed by such artists as Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin. As a result, she developed a soulful style of singing, like her idols, possessing the vocal range of a contralto. She emerged to fame with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which catapulted her in the Top 5 on the U.K. Albums chart as well as the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Her second album, the equally multi-platinum, Mind Body & Soul, topped the U.K. Albums chart for one week, and spawned the Top 10 hit, You Had Me. Her third album, Introducing Joss Stone, achieved gold record status by the RIAA. Her fourth album, Color Me Free!, reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. Stone partnered with Surfdog Records to release, LP1, on Stone’d Records. She made her film acting debut with the fantasy adventure film, Eragon, and made her television debut portraying Anne of Cleves in the Showtime series, The Tudors. Throughout her career, Stone has sold 14 million albums worldwide. She has earned numerous awards and accolades, including two BRIT Awards and a Grammy Award.