Young singing sensation Joss Stone says her third album, “Introducing Joss Stone,” expresses her true musical vision. - Britt Festivals

British R&B singer Joss Stone performs

Soulful singer/songwriter Joss Stone will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville.

Stone has sold more than 7.5 million albums worldwide; been nominated for four Grammy Awards; appeared on stage with James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Patti Labelle, Mavis Staples, Donna Summer and Smokey Robinson; sat for an interview with Oprah Winfrey; starred in two major ad campaigns for the Gap; and performed for more than 200,000 people at the 2005 Live 8 Concert in London — all before reaching her 19th birthday.

On her third album, "Introducing Joss Stone," the British soul singer and songwriter feels she is finally expressing her true musical vision. The album is a mix of vintage soul, '70s-style rhythm and blues, Motown girl-group harmonies, and jazzy grooves performed by a live band conducted by Stone's main musical collaborator and producer Raphael Saadiq (known for his work with D'Angelo, The Roots, and Macy Gray).

Stone emerged on the music scene at age 16. In 2003 she released "The Soul Sessions," an album of covers of obscure soul tracks, hit the road for a year, then recorded 2004's "Mind, Body & Soul," her first album of original material.

Tickets for Joss Stone (with opening act Ryan Shaw) are $57 reserved, $37 lawn and $25 for children (0-12). See brittfest.org, or call 773-6077.

Stone was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2005, including Best New Artist, and performed a tribute to Janis Joplin with Melissa Etheridge at the ceremony. Their rendition of "Cry Baby"/"Piece of My Heart" was released as a single and became Stone's first Top 40 hit in the U.S. That same year, Stone appeared on every American late-night and morning talk show, and scored magazine features everywhere from Rolling Stone to Vanity Fair as well as the cover of Elle.

In February 2006, Stone joined Stevie Wonder, John Legend and India.Arie for the Super Bowl XL pre-game show. On the night of the 2006 Grammy Awards, she appeared with Legend and Van Hunt singing a medley of hits by soul singer Sly Stone. Their cover of "Family Affair," which appears on the Sly Stone tribute album "Different Strokes By Different Folks," has been nominated this year for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group. Always game to honor the legends who came before her, Stone brought down the house with her rendition of Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man" at the UK Music Hall of Fame Awards in November.

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