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Tori Amos

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Newton, North Carolina, United States (1988 – present)

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on 22 August 1963 in Newton, North Carolina, United States) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter.

Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, the youngest person ever to have been admitted, at age five. She was expelled at age eleven for, in her own words, insisting on playing by ear and because of her interest in popular rock music.

Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990’s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for her emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include Crucify, Silent All These Years, Cornflake Girl, Caught a Lite Sneeze, Professional Widow, Spark and A Sorta Fairytale, her most commercially successful single in the U.S.

As of 2005, Amos had sold 12 million records worldwide. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald comments during concerts and interviews, she has earned a reputation for being highly idiosyncratic. As a social commentator and sometimes activist, some of the topics she has been most vocal about include feminism, religion, gay rights and sexuality.

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  • WitchUp

    @Tony-- I'm not a goddamn troll, I'm just having a normal conversation.

    1 minute ago Reply
  • VOLT4

    im not feeding lol

    35 minutes ago Reply
  • Tony--

    Don´t feed the troll!

    41 minutes ago Reply
  • VOLT4

    @witchUp, couldn't shout in your shoutbox soo... I know I know, but let everyone live in their illusion or whatever it is XD you're spreading hate around here. She definitely has something special otherwise she wouldn't sell out and stay alive in this industry, but of course it's a matter of taste whether you like her music or not.

    1 hour ago Reply
  • VOLT4

    haters gonna hate

    9 hours ago Reply
  • WitchUp

    @tanya_90 My age is not relevant. lmao you're so pressed. praying for you <3

    Yesterday 8:48pm Reply
  • WitchUp

    @hirt101 "people who is calling on you"? LOL. Learn some basic English, then come talk to me. :*

    Yesterday 8:47pm Reply
  • metaphnora

    http://noradrenaline.bandcamp.com/album/wanderer-2009 Ambient piano with emotional female-vocs.

    28 Jul 6:54pm Reply
  • hirt101

    You need to die a quick death if you think she is repetitive.dont be mad at people who is calling on you on your bs

    28 Jul 1:20pm Reply
  • tanya_90

    Says the fifteen year old who listens to Britney Spears' Circus on repeat. Please.

    28 Jul 11:00am Reply
  • WitchUp

    @MovieStar2000 So that's what you call a bunch of repetitive albums that contain a bunch of repetitive songs? ok

    28 Jul 9:51am Reply
  • tanya_90

    Last night she did Pirates. We went from two regularly played YKTR songs to six on this tour.

    28 Jul 9:26am Reply
  • MovieStar2000

    Mediocre artist? Hahaha. At least she makes ART

    27 Jul 9:31pm Reply
  • darkmatter0

    One of the best artists ever.

    27 Jul 1:48pm Reply
  • WitchUp

    Mediocre artist.

    27 Jul 11:43am Reply
  • kajo_93

    http://youtu.be/X2dn3oYEs30 the very first live Zero Point *cries tears of joy*

    26 Jul 4:56pm Reply
  • tanya_90

    Zero Point happened.

    26 Jul 3:48pm Reply
  • ashablack

    For exclusive videos and news on queen Tori please like my page http://www.facebook.com/thisisalternative There will be stuff posted from her tour and news / pics of her upcoming Australian tour/M&G

    26 Jul 10:45am Reply
  • MovieStar2000

    btw, Unrepentant Geraldines is the second most played album on her current tour, after LE (and cover songs) according to setlist.fm, contrary to common belief.

    25 Jul 11:20pm Reply
  • MovieStar2000

    is it just me or does 'Crucify', Track 4 on the UK Single sound totally different than the album version, even though it says "LP Version: Taken from the album Little Earthquakes"?

    24 Jul 7:44am Reply
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