Devon is not a place renowned for its contribution to the soul music business. Well, with one exception - Joss Stone. Jocelyn Eve Stoker (born 11 April 1987), better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is an English soul singer, songwriter and actress. Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the equally multi-platinum Mind Body & Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit "You Had Me", Stone's most successful single on the UK Singles Chart to date. Both album and single each received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards, while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist, and in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2004 was ranked fifth as a predicted breakthrough act of 2004. She became the youngest British female singer to top the UK Albums Chart in history to have her first album at number one. In early 2009, she joined the eclectic supergroup Super Heavy (2001-Present).

Stone's third album, ''Introducing Joss Stone'', released in March 2007, achieved gold record status by the RIAA and yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard 200, which became Stone's first Top 5 album in the United States and first non-Top 10 album in the United Kingdom. Stone released her fourth album, ''Colour Me Free!'', on 20 October 2009, which reached the Top 10 on Billboard. Stone released her fifth album, ''LP1'', on 22 July 2011, which reached the Top 10 on Billboard.

Throughout her career, Stone has sold 13 million albums, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time, best-selling soul artists of the 2000s and best-selling British artists of her time. Her first three albums have sold over 2,722,000 copies in the United States, while her first two albums have sold over 2,000,000 copies in United Kingdom. She has two Brit Awards and a Grammy to her name. She's also done a bit of acting- including ''Series/TheTudors'' as Anne of Cleves and a voice part in the new ''Franchise/JamesBond'' video game, ''VideoGame/BloodStone''.

She DoesNotLikeShoes, frequently performing barefoot.

Not to be confused with Creator/JossWhedon.
* ''The Soul Sessions'' (2003)
* ''Mind Body & Soul'' (2004)
* ''Introducing Joss Stone'' (2007)
* ''Colour Me Free!'' (2009)
* ''L P 1'' (2011)
* ''The Soul Sessions Volume 2'' (2012)
* ''Water for Your Soul'' (2015)

!!This musician contains examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: At times she becomes this live. Most notably when "I've Got The..." (aka the one SampledUp in [[Music/{{Eminem}} "My Name Is"]]) is played: [[invoked]]
-->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6g0Wiu7dvg This one makes me really wanna rap.]] But the problem is [[BritishStuffiness Iím much too English for that.]] Although I have tried, Iím not a rapper. (laughs)
* AntiChristmasSong: "The Anti-Christmas Carol"
* {{Bowdlerize}}: The ''[[VideoGame/GuitarHero Band Hero]]'' version of "You Had Me" bizarrely does this to the word "wasted".
* BreakUpSong: "You Had Me."
* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: Played with in ''LP 1'', where the title alludes to it being her first album after leaving EMI.
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Her cover of "Fell In Love With A Girl" by Music/TheWhiteStripes.
* CoverVersion: Many, with ''The Soul Sessions'' and its sequel being full-on {{Cover Album}}s.
** Jimmy Kimmel united her with a band for the {{Portmanteau}}'s sake: Joss Music/StoneTemplePilots, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa7AkdYNCoI "Interstate Love Song".]]
* GranolaGirl: [[DoesNotLikeShoes Bare feet]], hippie dresses, advocating for animal rights...
* GenreThrowback: One of the leading forces of NeoSoul.
* ImportantHaircut: In 2006, she dyed her hair brown. The label protested, and she replied by dying it [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair pink]] [[WriterRevolt in protest]].
* MistakenForGay: after a [[http://celebs.tla.su/celebs/kt_tunstall/kt_tunstall_kt_tunstall_with_joss_stone_4DQKR3r.jpg photoshoot]] with Music/KTTunstall, which was widely interpreted as both (actually hetero) singers implicitly admitting a lesbian identity.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Introducing... Joss Stone'', which has a strong influence from genres such as as funk and hip hop.
* RichesToRags: After starting with the exact opposite (country girl who became a music star), [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2172658/Joss-Stone-I-gave-away-fortune-soul-back.html Stone had to give her money back]] to EMI [[MusicIsPolitics to get out of her contract]].
* SillyLoveSongs: A few, most notably "Super Duper Love".
* SingingVoiceDissonance: [[VocalDissonance Sings like an American Black woman.]] Talks like a British girl.
* StageNames: Joscelyn Stoker abbreviated her first name and took her grandma's surname.
* SuperGroup: SuperHeavy, along with Music/MickJagger, [[Music/{{Eurythmics}} Dave Stewart]], Damian Marley, and A.R. Rahman.
* TitleTrack: "Water for Your Soul" - even if it's not on the regular tracklist.
* AWildRapperAppears: Common in "Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now" and Music/LaurynHill in "Music", both off Introducing... Joss Stone.
* WriterRevolt: ''Colour Me Free!'' has a colouring book-esque cover where Joss is behind bars to show how she felt about the label disputes. The label didn't like it ("On my last album [[https://images.genius.com/0e0891635dc01994db6ceda4cc0457e9.1000x1000x1.png it was a naked cover]]. That was OK, but seeing me crunched up in a cage was apparently very offensive for the public.") and forced a blander image for the U.S. release.