The acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist, and daughter to an Alaskan cowboy singer-songwriter has sold over 27 million albums worldwide. Growing up on a remote ranch in Alaska, Jewel endured poverty and teen homelessness on the road to the triumph of international stardom. Hailed by the New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents”, Jewel has enjoyed longevity rare among her generation of artists.
Her 1995 debut album Pieces of You sold an astonishing 11 million units, becoming one of the best-selling debut albums of all time. The album featured the hit singles “Who Will Save Your Soul”, “Foolish Games”, and “You Were Meant for Me”.
Jewel’s debut country album Perfectly Clear topped the Billboard country albums chart upon its release in June 2008. She released her first-ever independent album, Lullaby in 2009 and her country follow up album, Sweet & Wild in 2010. The song “Satisfied” off her sophomore country album received a Grammy nomination for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance.”
In 2011 Jewel co-hosted and judged the Bravo series, Platinum Hit. She also released a children’s album entitled The Merry Goes ‘Round for Fisher Price.
Among her many accolades are four Grammy Award nominations, an American Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award.