May 3, 2007 — Hollywood, CA — The success story around Joss Stone continues to grow this week with the British soul singer and songwriter's new album — Introducing Joss Stone — being certified gold by the R.I.A.A. with half a million copies sold in the U.S.
The album, which was released by Virgin Records on March 20th, jumped from ..25 to ..16 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart this week, and is the only album in the Top 20 to enjoy a sales increase. The jump comes on the heels of Stone's television appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where she performed the album's lead-off single "Tell Me 'Bout It," and the top-rated Dancing With the Stars, where she performed the single and "Super Duper Love" from her 2003 debut The Soul Sessions. In past weeks, Stone has also appeared on The Today Show, The Late Show With David Letterman, The Early Show's Second Cup Cafe, Tavis Smiley, and as the lead guest on The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson. She will be a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 15th and Live with Regis and Kelly on June 15th.
Stone is currently gearing up for the video launch of her second single off Introducing, entitled "Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now," which features rapper Common and which is currently a single at Urban AC radio. USA Today has chosen the track as its "Pick of the Week," stating: "Stone is no longer a curiosity as the young Brit teen with the big voice and vintage R&B leanings. The grown-up Stone is a full-fledged soul belter, the kind they don't make much anymore. This passionate mid-tempo ballad shows that she's just beginning to reveal the true depths of her talent."
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