Norah Jones admits her success was 'nutty'

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Norah Jones

Norah Jones

Grammy Award-winning star Norah Jones has confessed that the success of her debut album was "a little nutty".

Norah Jones admits the success of her debut album was "a little nutty".

The Grammy Award-winning star was just 23 when her debut record, 'Come Away With Me', sold more than 27 million copies worldwide - and Norah has confessed to being shocked by the level of attention she subsequently received.

She shared: "It was a little nutty. It all happened so fast. I didn't know what I was doing. Maybe that's why it worked."

Norah, now 37, has never considered herself to be a jazz artist - and said her music has been constantly evolving ever since she released her debut album.

She told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper: "I'd played a million restaurants. I'd sung all the old jazz standards. And they are beautiful and inspiring but they've already been sung as well as they are ever going to be.

"So I kind of moved away and I kept moving away, because the world of music is big and I was inspired to the left or to the right but not down the same lane I started out in."

Norah admitted that she did not have to many pre-conceived ideas or ambitions before making her soon-to-be-released new album, 'Day Breaks'.

She said: "There was a plan ... but not too much of a plan.

"I wanted somewhere I could stretch, something that I could float over the top with my voice, but really a kind of bad-ass vibe. The best part is when a song opens up and takes on its own life in the studio. That's the magic."

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