Joss Stone's UK failure
Jul 7, 2007, 7:00 GMT
In the run-up to this, her third album, Joss Stone told a phalanx of glossy magazines that the difference between this disc and the two that preceded it was a newfound clarity of vision. Whereas the other records--their gold status notwithstanding--represented the fumblings of a huge-voiced kid being bossed around by experienced music-biz types, this one, she promised, would reveal the real her. Thus, the titular "introduction." To which anybody ...more
Joss Stone wants to be a failure in the UK.
The Devon-born soul singer, who latest release 'Introducing Joss Stone' only peaked at number 12 in the UK album chart, doesn't care if she flops in her homeland, because she will be able to escape the pressures of fame.
Joss told MTV: "My label said don't do anything in the UK because everybody hates you. I'm not allowed to speak but I'm totally not shutting up any time soon - I never have and never will.
"I would like to be successful and liked in the UK because it's my home but on the other hand if I don't have success I can come home and not get followed around."
Joss was ridiculed for her appearance at this year's BRIT Awards, during which she spoke with an American twang, sang lines from Amy Winehouse's hit single 'Rehab' and sent a message of support to Robbie Williams, who was in rehab at the time.
Her album received a lukewarm response from critics and music buyers.
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