Tori Amos, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Tori Amos

American singer-songwriter and pianist

Date of Birth: 22-Aug-1963

Place of Birth: Newton, North Carolina, United States

Profession: composer, pianist, singer-songwriter, musician, harpsichordist, recording artist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Tori Amos

  • Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos, August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist.
  • She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.
  • Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted.
  • She was expelled at the age of 11 for what Rolling Stone described as "musical insubordination".
  • Amos was the lead singer of the short-lived 1980s pop group Y Kant Tori Read before achieving her breakthrough as a solo artist in the early 1990s.
  • Her songs focus on a broad range of topics, including sexuality, feminism, politics and religion. Her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "God", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", "1000 Oceans", "Flavor" and "A Sorta Fairytale", her most commercially successful single in the U.S.
  • to date.
  • Amos has received five MTV VMA nominations, eight Grammy Award nominations, and won an Echo Klassik award for her Night of Hunters classical crossover album.
  • She is listed on VH1's 1999 "100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll" at #71.

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