Norah Jones won 8 Grammy Awards for her debut album!
As the daughter of The Beatles musical mentor Ravi Shankar, Norah’s destiny might seem written in the stars when she at the age of 23 released her incredibly successful album Come Away With Me on the legendary label Blue Note.
Norah’s debut was produced by Arif Mardin, who with his vast experience managed to capture the rich voice and intimate sound of Norah’s music very well indeed.
In 2005, the album received Diamond status as it reached 10 million sales.
Since then, the debut album has sold over 22 million copies making it the most successful jazz album of all time, beating Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue to the thrown.
Norah Jones’ Awards
Post her first 8 Grammy Awards from her first visit, where 5 of them where actually directed straight at her performance, Norah has won even more Awards!
In total, Norah has received a total of 12 Grammy Awards, 4 World Music Awards and 1 Brit Award.
As far as sales go, Norah Jones has sold over 37 million records worldwide, making her the most popular female artist post the Millennium!
Creepin’ In featured Dolly Parton
To follow up the immensely successful album Come Away With Me was a pretty daunting task for anyone, especially after getting eight Grammy Awards for debut!
The second album Feels Like Home was, just as the first one, produced by Arif Mardin (Bette Midler, Chaka Khan, Bee Gees, Phil Collins, Aretha Franklin) who took the calm jazz/folk piano led style more towards American country roots.
The success of Feels Like Home was instant with almost 2 million copies sold worldwide on its first week of release!
Following this, Norah set out for her second Grammy Award, this time she clinched the Best Female Pop Vocal.
Creepin’ In was written by Norah Jones bass player Lee Alexander who had credits on 6 out of 13 songs on Feels Like Home.
Apart from Norah, Lee and Dolly Parton, another legendary musician contributed to the album. On the track What Am I To You we hear Levon Helm on the Drums (Drummer and Vocalist of The Band).
Creepin’ In – Chords & Guitar Lessons
This fast paced country song is played using Pull-Off’s and Hammer On’s from the Minor Pentatonic and Mixolydian scale.
This is in clear contrast to what Norah Jones is known for!
Creepin’ In – Lyrics
There’s a big ol’ hole
That gone right through the sole, of this old shoe
And the water on the ground, ain’t got no place else it’s found
So it’s only got one thing left to do
Go to Creepin’ In – Lyrics.