The daughter of Beatles collaborator Ravi Shankar (her estranged father whom she had little contact with until her adult years), Norah Jones came into her own after studying at Dallas Booker T. Washington School of the Arts. She later spent two years at the University of North Texas' lauded music program in Denton, Texas – alma mater of such diverse music greats as rocker Don Henley and stalwarts Roy Orbison and Pat Boone.
Jones' goal was always to get to New York City, and she succeeded there after years of tough starter music gigs and the almost-cliched waitress jobs. Her debut album Come Away With Me won 5 Grammy Awards for Jones herself, including “Album of the Year”, and “Record of the Year.” Additionally, it won 3 Grammy awards for “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical,” “Producer of the Year, Non-Classical,” and “Song of the Year,” for collaborators on the album. It has been Certified 10x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, having sold 10 million albums.