Norah Jones Talks Pudgy-Circle Grammy History, From 2003 Sweep to 2022 Nod: ‘The Grammys Modified My Life’

On the 45th annual Grammy Awards aid in 2003, Norah Jones used to be nominated for her first 5 Grammy Awards and received all 5, as a result of her ubiquitous and cherished debut album Attain Away With Me and its breakout single “Don’t Know Why.” So what does the singer bear in mind from that life-altering evening, 19 years later?

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“I used to be ravenous,” she laughs within the most up-to-date Billboard Pop Store Podcast for our special 2022 Grammy preview episode (hear to the beefy cloak beneath). “We obtained there early for the pre-telecast because I had one award in that. It used to be positively pre- or unbiased after lunch. I unbiased appropriate bear in mind I didn’t in actuality employ dinner after which we went to the afterparty and I had a huge martini. And I used to be love, ‘Can somebody feed me?!’”

On the 64th annual Grammys — airing are living from Las Vegas this Sunday — Jones is nominated but again, alongside with her ‘Til We Meet Again (Live) up for easiest passe pop vocal album. In a time when fans and musicians alike had been deprived of are living song, Jones and producer/engineer Jamie Landry listened aid to recordings of her concert events across the world, and the musician stumbled on herself drawn to the target audience she desperately passed over having fun with for.

“The sound of the target audience made me so giddy,” she recalls. “We did quit up picking the version the put the target audience used to be the most loving, I’ll hiss. Because what I passed over that I used to be getting from listening to those recordings from Brazil – which would possibly be the most loving target audience within the total world, no offense all americans else, but they unbiased appropriate are – but we in actuality variety of leaned toward the ones the put you would possibly well in actuality feel the room and lets hear the target audience and know what they looked love and explore the smiles on their faces.”

She’s now a nine-time winner and 18-time nominee, but there’s one photo fans are perchance to partner with Jones and her almost two-decade historical previous with the Recording Academy: the singer juggling 5 golden gramophones at her first awards ceremony. “There used to be one other photo of me dropping one because I couldn’t aid them all in my palms,” she laughs. “They’re heavy! You don’t desire that to your toe.”

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Norah Jones holds her 5 Grammy Awards on the 45th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 23, 2003 in New York Metropolis.
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In a beefy-circle 2nd, Jones is now revisiting Attain Away With Me for a 20th-anniversary deluxe edition, out April 29 by Blue Gift/UMe. The 44-observe reissue involves 22 previously unreleased tracks and pages of most up-to-date liner notes written by Jones herself.

“When the mark used to be love, ‘It’s gonna be 20 years! You should to invent something special!’ I used to be love, ‘Neatly, easiest if now we beget something special to invent. I’m not gonna invent it unbiased appropriate to invent it,’” she says. “After which after we started in actuality entering into it, I couldn’t order how significant special stuff there used to be. I used to be so pondering it.”

Jones says the deluxe edition (that may be on hand as a four-LP vinyl location or a three-CD location) “reveals the evolution of the put I used to be, the put I used to be going, the put I ended up, the put I went aid to, and the put all of it ended – I mean, it didn’t quit there, but it absolutely ended for the notify there.” She likens the experience to “time touring. It used to be very healing, in a formulation.”

So it’s becoming that she’s aid within the mix on the Grammys, the cloak that genuinely kicked issues into overdrive for her profession and for Attain Away With Me, which spent four nonconsecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 albums chart, in conjunction with its last week at No. 1 following the 2003 Grammys. “Just when I conception it couldn’t rush [any higher], the Grammys came about, and it unbiased appropriate went into the stratosphere,” she says. “So yeah, the Grammys changed my life.”

Also on the cloak, Katie & Keith focus on the tragic death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and how the exchange is remembering the cherished rocker. Plus, we checked in with Billboard awards editor Paul Grein for his predictions on the Sizable Four Grammy lessons earlier than this Sunday’s cloak. Fetch his beefy predictions right here.

The Billboard Pop Store Podcast is your one-quit shop for all issues pop on Billboard‘s weekly charts. That you would possibly well seemingly also constantly count on a active discussion about the most up-to-date pop news, fun chart stats and tales, fresh song, and visitor interviews with song stars and other folks from the world of pop. Informal pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard‘s deputy editor, digital, Katie Atkinson and senior director of Billboard charts Keith Caulfield per week on the podcast, that may be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your current podcast supplier. (Click right here to hear to the outdated edition of the cloak on Billboard.com.)

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