Jewel Kilcher (born Could 23, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and creator. She has obtained 4 Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2015, has bought over 30 million albums worldwide.
Jewel was raised close to Homer, Alaska, the place she grew up singing and yodeling as a duo together with her father, a neighborhood musician. At age fifteen, she obtained a partial scholarship on the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, the place she studied operatic voice. After graduating, she started writing and acting at golf equipment and coffeehouses in San Diego, California.
Primarily based on native media consideration, she was provided a recording contract with Atlantic Information, which launched her debut album, Items of You, in 1995; it went on to change into one of many best-selling debut albums of all time, going 12-times platinum.
The debut single from the album, “Who Will Save Your Soul”, peaked at quantity 11 on the Billboard Scorching 100; two others, “You Had been Meant for Me” and “Silly Video games”, reached quantity two on the Scorching 100, and had been listed on Billboard’s 1997 year-end singles chart, in addition to Billboard’s 1998 year-end singles chart.
Her subsequent album, Spirit, was launched in 1998, adopted by This Approach (2001). In 2003, she launched 0304, which marked a departure from her earlier folk-oriented information, that includes digital preparations and components of dance-pop.
In 2008, she launched Completely Clear, her first nation album; it debuted atop Billboard’s Prime Nation Albums chart and featured three singles, “Stronger Girl”, “I Do”, and “‘Til It Feels Like Dishonest”. Jewel launched her first unbiased album, Lullaby, in 2009.
Jewel has additionally had endeavors in writing and appearing; in 1998 she launched a set of poetry, and the next 12 months appeared in a supporting function in Ang Lee’s Western movie Journey with the Satan (1999) which earned her essential acclaim.
Jewel Kilcher Formative years
Jewel Kilcher was born Could 23, 1974, in Payson, Utah, the second youngster of Attila Kuno “Atz” Kilcher and Lenedra Kilcher (née Carroll). On the time of her delivery, her mother and father had been dwelling in Utah together with her elder brother, Shane; her father was attending Brigham Younger College. She is a cousin of actress Q’orianka Kilcher. Her father, initially from Alaska, was a Mormon, although the household stopped attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after her mother and father’ divorce when she was eight years outdated. Her paternal grandfather, Xmas Kilcher, was a delegate to the Alaska constitutional conference and a state senator who settled in Alaska after emigrating from Switzerland. He was additionally the primary recorded individual to cross the Harding Icefield.
Shortly after her delivery, the household relocated to Anchorage, Alaska, deciding on the Kilcher household’s 770-acre (310 ha) homestead. There, her youthful brother Atz Jr. was born.She additionally has a half-brother, Nikos, who was primarily raised in Oregon by his mom, with whom her father had a short relationship; Jewel would later change into near him in maturity.After her mother and father’ divorce in 1981, Kilcher lived together with her father close to Homer, Alaska. The home she grew up in lacked indoor plumbing and had solely a easy outhouse. The Kilcher household is featured on the Discovery Channel present Alaska: The Final Frontier, which chronicles their day-to-day struggles dwelling within the Alaskan wilderness. Recalling her upbringing, she mentioned:
“We lived removed from city. We needed to stroll 2 miles (three.2 km) simply to get to the saddle barn I used to be raised in… No working water, no warmth—we had a coal range and an outhouse and we primarily lived off of what we might kill or can. We picked berries and made jam. We caught fish to freeze and had gardens and cattle to stay on. I rode horses day-after-day in the summertime beneath the Alaskan midnight solar. I liked it there.”
The Hilton Anchorage, the place Jewel generally carried out together with her father as a baby
In accordance with Kilcher, the primary music she discovered to sing was “Saint Louis Blues”. In her youth, Kilcher and her father generally earned a dwelling by performing music in roadhouses and taverns as a father-daughter duo; additionally they usually sang at lodges in Anchorage, together with the Resort Captain Prepare dinner and the Hilton Anchorage. It was throughout this time that Kilcher discovered to yodel from her father. She would later credit score the time she spent in bars as integral to her childhood: “I noticed ladies who would compromise themselves for compliments, for flattery; or males who would run away from themselves by ingesting till they finally killed themselves.”
At age fifteen, whereas working at a dance studio in Anchorage, she was referred by the studio teacher to Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, the place she utilized and obtained a partial scholarship to check operatic voice. Native companies in her hometown of Homer donated objects for public sale to assist allocate extra funds, and raised a complete of $11,000 to pay the rest of her first 12 months’s tuition. She subsequently relocated to Michigan to attend Interlochen, the place she obtained classical coaching, and in addition discovered to play guitar. She started writing songs on guitar at age sixteen. Whereas at school, she would usually carry out stay in coffeehouses. After graduating, she relocated to San Diego, California, the place she labored in a espresso store and as a telephone operator at a pc warehouse.
Jewel Kilcher Profession
1993–1997: Beginnings and Items of You
Jewel performing on the Irish Centre, Birmingham, 1997
For a time, Jewel lived in her automobile whereas touring across the nation doing road performances and small gigs, primarily in Southern California. She gained recognition by singing at The Inside Change Cafe and Java Joe’s in San Diego; she would later make her debut document at Java Joe’s when it was in Poway, the place she had labored as a barista. Her buddy Steve Poltz’s band, The Rugburns, performed the identical venues. She later collaborated with Poltz on a few of her songs, together with “You Had been Meant for Me”. (He additionally appeared within the music’s second, better-known video.) The Rugburns opened for Jewel on her Tiny Lights tour in 1997. Poltz appeared in Jewel’s band on the Spirit World Tour 1999 enjoying guitar.
Jewel was found by Inga Vainshtein in August 1993 when John Hogan, lead singer from the native San Diego band Rust, whom Vainshtein was managing, referred to as to inform her a few woman surfer who sang at a neighborhood espresso store on Thursdays. Vainshtein drove to The Inside Change with a consultant of Atlantic Information, and after the present referred to as Danny Goldberg, the pinnacle of Atlantic File’s West Coast operations, and requested him to pay for her demo, since on the time she was dwelling in a van and lacked the means to document any of her personal music.
Vainshtein, who on the time was working as a Vice President of Productions at Paramount, went on to change into her supervisor and was instrumental in creating a serious bidding struggle that led to her cope with Atlantic Information. She continued to handle Jewel till the tip of the primary album cycle and formed the trail of the primary 5 years of Jewel’s profession. Jewel’s debut album Items of You was launched beneath the eponym of Jewel, in 1995 when she was 21 years outdated. Recorded in a studio on singer Neil Younger’s ranch, it included Younger’s backing band, The Stray Gators, who performed on his Harvest and Harvest Moon albums.
A part of the album was recorded stay at The Inside Change Cafe in San Diego, the place she had risen to native fame. The album stayed on the Billboard 200 for 2 years, reaching quantity 4 at its peak. The album spawned the Prime 10 hits “You Had been Meant for Me”, “Who Will Save Your Soul”, and “Silly Video games”. The album finally bought over 12 million copies in the US alone.
Within the late 1990s, Mike Connell created an digital mailing listing for followers, often called “On a regular basis Angels”. Though Jewel herself doesn’t subscribe to this mailing listing, she maintained communication together with her EA followers. On July 18 and 19, 1996, she gave a two-day live performance often called “JewelStock” on the Bearsville Theatre. Jewel allowed the live performance to be taped, and followers circulated the live performance with out revenue.
1998–2002: Spirit and different ventures
Jewel performing for U.S. troops on the Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 2000
Jewel was chosen to sing the American nationwide anthem on the opening of the Tremendous Bowl XXXII in January 1998 in San Diego. She was launched as “San Diego’s personal Jewel!” however criticized for lip syncing the anthem to a digitally-recorded monitor of her personal voice. This was particularly noticeable as a result of her lacking her cue and never mouthing the primary phrases. Tremendous Bowl producers have since admitted that they try and have all performers pre-record their vocals. She carried out “The Star-Spangled Banner” once more within the 2003 NBA Finals in one of many New Jersey Nets’ house video games.
On Could 19, 1998, she printed a guide of poetry titled A Night time With out Armor. Though it bought over 1 million copies and was a New York Occasions best-seller, it obtained combined critiques. Throughout an MTV interview in 1998, Kurt Loder identified the wrong utilization, in her guide of poetry, of the phrase “casualty” (as a substitute of the supposed “casually”) to which Jewel responded, “You are a smartass for pointing that out. Subsequent matter.” Within the fall of 1998, the poet Beau Sia composed a book-length response to A Night time With out Armor that he titled A Night time With out Armor II: The Revenge. The reviewer Edna Gundersen, writing in USA As we speak, famous, “Hers is flowery and delicate. His is wry and absurd.”
Jewel’s second studio album, which she titled Spirit, was launched on November 17, 1998. The album debuted at quantity three on the Billboard 200 with 368,000 copies bought in its first week. It will definitely bought three.7 million items in the US. Its lead single, “Palms,” peaked at quantity six on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart. Different singles adopted, together with a brand new model of “Jupiter (Swallow the Moon),” “What’s Easy Is True,” which she meant to be the theme music to her upcoming film, and the charity single “Life Unusual.” Shortly after the discharge of Spirit, Jewel made her appearing debut enjoying the character Sue Lee Shelley in Ang Lee’s Western movie Journey with the Satan (1999), reverse Tobey Maguire. The movie obtained mixed-positive critiques, although critic Roger Ebert praised her efficiency, writing: “Jewel deserves reward for, fairly merely, performing her character in a convincing and unmannered approach. She is an actress right here, not a pop star making an attempt out a brand new passion.”
In November 1999, Jewel launched Pleasure: A Vacation Assortment. The album bought over 1,000,000 copies and peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard 200. She launched a canopy of “Pleasure to the World” from the album as a single. In 2000, she accomplished an autobiography titled Chasing Down the Daybreak, a set of diary entries and musings detailing her life rising up in Alaska, her wrestle to study her craft, and life on the highway. In November 2001, her fourth studio album, This Approach, was launched. The album peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 and bought over 1.5 million copies within the U.S. A music from the album “Standing Nonetheless” hit the Prime 30. Different singles launched had been “Break Me,” “This Approach,” and “Serve the Ego;” this final gave Jewel her first primary membership hit.
2003–2006: 0304 and Goodbye Alice in Wonderland
In June 2003, Jewel launched her fifth studio album, titled 0304. The album was promoted by its lead single, “Instinct,” which reached No. 5 on the Billboard Grownup Pop Songs chart and No. 20 on the Billboard Scorching 100. Inside two months of its launch, the album had bought over 350,000 in the US.
The shift in musical fashion on 0304 was famous by a number of critics, with Individuals deeming it “an excessive musical makeover.” In response, Jewel commented that she had been impressed to make a extra upbeat-sounding document in gentle of the Iraq Warfare: “I knew we had been headed to struggle [at the time]… The music that has all the time completed nicely throughout wartime has all the time been music that makes you wish to escape.” In his evaluation of the album, Alexis Petridis of The Guardian awarded it two out of 5 stars, writing: “It is tough to resolve whether or not Kilcher’s new picture is a 180-degree profession shift or just a very elaborate try and get into Personal Eye’s Warballs column. Both approach, it is essentially the most dramatic picture overhaul you are ever prone to see, until Holly Valance decides to begin taking the stage in a donkey jacket and Doc Martens and masking The Pop Group’s “For How A lot Longer Will We Tolerate Mass Homicide?””
On Could 2, 2006, Jewel launched her sixth studio album, Goodbye Alice in Wonderland. The album obtained combined critiques, however nonetheless managed to debut at No. eight on the Billboard Albums Chart and bought 82,000 copies in its first week. The lead single “Once more and Once more” had success on Grownup Prime 40 Radio, peaking at No. 16. The second single “Good Day” was launched to radio in late June and peaked at No. 30 on the Grownup Pop Songs charts.
Within the album’s liner notes, Jewel addressed her viewers in a private letter, writing: “Goodbye Alice in Wonderland is the story of my life and is essentially the most autobiographical album I’ve made since Items of You… By the tip of the 13th music, in case you have listened intently, you should have heard the story of the sirens music that seduced me, of a path I each adopted and led, of weird twists and turns that opened my eyes, forcing me to seek out options in order that discovering the reality wouldn’t result in a lack of hope.”
CMT music critic Timothy Duggan praised the Goodbye Alice in Wonderland, writing: “This album showcases Jewel’s distinctive expertise as a lyricist, alongside a particular progress in her musicianship. It’s what Items of You might need been had Jewel had the musical information then that she has now. A really satisfying work, all in all.” Rolling Stone, nonetheless, referred to as the album “overdone and undercooked” with a score of two stars out of 5.
To advertise the album, a music video for “Stephenville, TX”, Jewel’s subsequent single, was proven on Yahoo! Launch. After a photograph shoot at her Texas ranch, Jewel spontaneously determined to have photographer Kurt Markus shoot the music video for the music “Goodbye Alice in Wonderland”. In accordance with an Atlantic Information press launch, “The homegrown clip fantastically displays each the music’s natural, intimate sound and its powerfully autobiographical story.”
2007–2008: Label shift and Completely Clear
Jewel performing stay in Windfall, Rhode Island, 2008
Jewel launched a video for “Quest for Love”, the lead single from the film Arthur and the Invisibles, recorded in 2006; the music is just out there on the soundtrack for the movie, which was launched in January 2007. In early February 2007 Jewel recorded a duet with Jason Michael Carroll, “No Good in Goodbye”, that was featured on Carroll’s debut CD, Waitin’ within the Nation. She additionally made a promotional look on the T in Boston for the Verizon Yellow Pages, enjoying songs on a shifting subway automobile after which doing an hour-long acoustic live performance in South Station.
In a 2007 interview with The Boston Globe, Jewel said that she was not affiliated with a document label, confirming rumors that Atlantic Information had didn’t renew her contract after the lackluster gross sales of her then-latest album. She additionally hinted that she wish to do a rustic album subsequent. She labored with John Wealthy of Large & Wealthy fame, who mentioned that she was “in all probability one of many best American singer-songwriters we’ve got had.” He additionally mentioned that “each label in Nashville” was speaking to her on the time.
In November 2007, Jewel was signed to Valory Information, a newly fashioned division of the unbiased Large Machine Information label. Her first nation album, Completely Clear, was launched on June three, 2008, promoting 48,000 items in its first week. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Nation Album Chart and No. eight on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. In its second week on the charts, the album dropped to No. 25 on the Billboard 200 and No. 5 on the Nation Albums chart, with estimated second week gross sales of 75,000 items. Jewel made her second movie look in a cameo, showing as herself within the comedy movie Stroll Arduous, launched in December 2007.
Roughly a month later, “Stronger Girl”, the lead single from Completely Clear, was launched to nation radio on January 17, 2008, and entered the Prime 20 on the Billboard Scorching Nation Songs charts. On April 26, 2008, it peaked at No. 13. The subsequent single, “I Do”, was launched to radio on June 23, 2008. The video for the only featured her cowboy then-husband, Ty Murray. This music peaked at No. 28. Following it was “‘Til It Feels Like Dishonest”, which peaked at No. 57. Completely Clear was launched in Australia in late Could 2009. It was then launched throughout Europe by Humphead Information in June 2009.
2009–2013: Lullaby and different releases
Jewel on the Yahoo! Yodel occasion in New York Metropolis, 2009
In early 2009 it was introduced that Jewel would launch a brand new studio album titled Lullaby, a set of lullabies which she described as “not only for youngsters, but additionally adults”. Its lead single, “Someplace Over the Rainbow”, was launched on iTunes on March 17, 2009. The album was launched on Could 5, 2009. “Someplace Over The Rainbow” was No. 1 on The Prime Youngsters’s Songs the week of launch. Like 2011’s The Merry Goes ‘Spherical, it’s bought beneath the Fisher Value model which Jewel described as “an ideal partnership”.
She additionally recorded the “Make It Final” with R&B singer Tyrese along side the discharge of his comedian guide Mayhem!. It was supposed for use for the soundtrack to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen however didn’t seem on the ultimate monitor itemizing.
In January 2010 Jewel launched “Keep Right here Ceaselessly” from the soundtrack to the movie Valentine’s Day. It additionally served because the lead-off single to Jewel’s ninth studio album Candy and Wild launched on June eight, 2010. The only debuted at No. 48 on the Scorching Nation Songs chart and reached No. 34 in Could 2010. “Happy” was launched because the album’s second single on Could 17, 2010, reaching its highest peak of No. 57. On October 10, 2010, Jewel launched the third single from Candy and Wild, “Ten”. It made its debut on the Scorching Nation Songs Chart at No. 55 on the week of October 15, 2010, and peaked at No. 51 two weeks later.
Jewel’s second youngsters’s album, The Merry Goes ‘Spherical, was launched in August 2011. Like 2009’s Lullaby, it’s bought beneath the Fisher-Value model.
In June 2012, Jewel was solid within the lead function as June Carter Money within the Lifetime authentic film Ring of Hearth, reverse Matt Ross. Brian Lowry of Selection counseled Jewel’s stay singing within the movie, and famous: “Jewel and Ross are convincing because the central couple, enjoying them over an prolonged span.” On October 16, 2012, Jewel introduced through Twitter a “Biggest Hits” album can be launched in 2013. The album options new duets from Kelly Clarkson and the Pistol Annies. Jewel and Clarkson recorded a recent rendition of Jewel’s music “Silly Video games” whereas Jewel and the Pistol Annies recut “You Had been Meant for Me”. The Biggest Hits album was launched February 5, 2013.
On August 6, 2013, Jewel introduced the discharge of her second Christmas album, titled Let It Snow: A Vacation Assortment, scheduled for launch on November 12, 2013. In an interview with The Wall Avenue Journal, Jewel was quoted as saying “I wished this document to have a resemblance to the primary album. It is a continuation of temper and spirit of that document, with the temper and really feel of the album paintings with a picture and tone that evokes that spirit.”
2014–current: Choosing Up the Items and upcoming twelfth studio album
In February 2014, Jewel started work on her subsequent album and confirmed that it’ll not be launched by a serious document label, and that she was producing it herself. In April 2015, she appeared as a visitor musician on Blues Traveler’s album Blow Up the Moon, co-writing the music “Hearts Nonetheless Awake.” On June 28, she revealed in a Q&A on Fb that her upcoming album can be launched within the second week of September of that 12 months, and would characteristic a people sound recorded with a stay band. On July 21, Jewel confirmed the title as Choosing Up the Items. Choosing Up the Items was launched on September 11, 2015. 4 days later, on September 15, she launched her third guide, a brand new memoir entitled By no means Damaged: Songs Are Solely Half the Story.
In 2016, Jewel was featured within the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe, having beforehand met the actor when she was presupposed to co-star with him in The Lyon’s Den. Through the Roast, Jewel carried out a parody of “You Had been Meant for Me” claiming she was the 16-year-old caught having intercourse with Lowe in a 1988 videotape.
Additionally in 2016, Jewel based Jewel Inc., which is a platform for her work in music, TV, and movie in addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, particularly relating to mindfulness. Amongst its ventures was co-creating in partnership with Trevor Drinkwater the Wellness Your Approach, Music and Wellness Pageant, held initially in 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In 2017, she returned to appearing, showing in two tv thriller movies on the Hallmark Channel: Framed for Homicide: A Fixer Higher Thriller, and Concrete Proof: A Fixer Higher Thriller, each wherein she performs the character Shannon Hughes, a contractor and investigator.
In direction of the tip of 2019, Jewel launched a brand new music “No Extra Tears”, which was written and recorded for Misplaced in America, a documentary about youth homelessness in America by Rotimi Rainwater. In an interview with American Songwriter, Jewel defined that, along with being an govt producer on the documentary, was impressed to write down the monitor as a result of she was moved by the tales of the people featured within the movie and associated these to her personal experiences of being homeless when she was eighteen. In the identical interview, it was confirmed that “No Extra Tears” would even be the primary monitor launched from her upcoming album which she hopes to launch someday in 2020.
Jewel Kilcher Artistry
Jewel is a soprano. Caitlin Gibson of The Washington Submit described Jewel’s vocal versatility, stating that “she will be able to summon many voices—deep and highly effective, girlish and candy, piercing and agile.” Gibson additionally commented about Jewel’s debut; “In an period nonetheless gripped by grunge, [she] climbed to the highest of the pop charts with candy, easy people tunes”. Her fifth studio album 0304 (2003) was a departure from her earlier people rock-oriented albums and incorporates a extra basic pop sound. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic wrote about 0304, describing it as “A document that (is) lyric-driven, like Cole Porter stuff, that additionally has numerous swing… that mixed dance, city, and people music. […] [it is] an original-sounding album, one thing with extra creativeness than the typical dance-pop document. Higher nonetheless, it sounds extra genuine (and boasts a greater set of songs) than her earlier information, which had been both too ramshackle or too self-serious and doggedly somber to essentially reveal a lot character.” Completely Clear (2008) was influenced by her appreciation for nation music, whereas Choosing Up The Items (2015) noticed Jewel “going again to [her] people/American roots that [she] started with.”
Proudly owning all kinds of Taylor Guitars, Jewel makes use of a Taylor 912-C most frequently. Acoustic Guitar author Jeffery Pepper Rodgers referred to as the guitar her “regular companion”. All of her guitars are strung with D’Addario merchandise. To strum, she employs a novel self-created fingerpicking method or a tough decide.
Jewel Kilcher Philanthropy
Jewel fashioned a nonprofit group referred to as Larger Floor for Humanity together with her mom, Lenedra J. Carroll, and her older brother, Shane Kilcher. The group’s focus is schooling, sustainable enhancements, and constructing alliances with like-minded organizations. Jewel donates a portion of her revenue to the group and infrequently holds occasions to profit the group. The group tends to parallel Jewel’s profession since she supplies nearly all of the group’s funding. As of 2005, the actions of the group had been concluded. One early grantee was the International Youth Motion Community, which has change into one of many largest youth actions across the United Nations.
In September 2006, as a part of Lifetime’s “Cease Breast Most cancers for Life” marketing campaign, Jewel delivered greater than 12 million petition signatures to Capitol Hill, urging Congress to cross the bipartisan Breast Most cancers Affected person Safety Act of 2005 (S 910/HR1849). The invoice would ban the follow of “drive-through” mastectomies, when ladies are discharged from the hospital simply hours after their surgical procedures.
Jewel served because the honorary chairperson of the 2006 Assist the Homeless Stroll in Washington, D.C.
In November 2008, Jewel started work on a mission with a number of dozen singer-songwriters to write down and public sale their lyrics with donations benefiting her “Challenge Clear Water” charity. Many singers and songwriters moreover herself have donated their written lyrics together with Patrick Davis, Alabama’s Randy Owen, John Mellencamp, Jason Mraz, Gretchen Wilson, and Marv Inexperienced. Nearly all of the lyrics had been written on paper and signed by the songwriter, except Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Woman”. Lots of the artists along with writing and signing lyrics, drew photos for example their lyrics.
The public sale ran from December 1, 2008, to December 18, 2008, promoted by CMT and Virgin Music. Among the lyrics that had been up for public sale included hits reminiscent of “So Small”, “Silly Video games”, “I am Yours”, “I Kissed a Woman”, “St. Elmo’s Hearth (Man in Movement)”, “Reside Like You Had been Dying”, “I Do not Want a Man”, “Superman (It is Not Simple)” and “Redneck Girl”. The very best purchased lyrics being Jewel’s signature music “You Had been Meant For Me” bought for US$1,505, and “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “Palms”, elevating greater than $1,005 every. Jewel promised that every one objects bought by December 18 can be delivered by Christmas. After nearly all of the auctions ended on December 18 two new lyrics by Craig Wiseman and Ernie Ashworth had been put up for public sale ending in January 2009.
In Could 2013 Jewel served as ambassador for the ReThink: Why Housing Issues initiative. She was included within the initiative’s public service announcement (PSA) which requested People to rethink their views on public housing and think about the way it advantages folks in their very own communities.
Jewel Kilcher Private life
Jewel was in a relationship with actor Sean Penn in 1995 after he noticed her acting on Late Night time with Conan O’Brien. He invited her to compose a music for his movie The Crossing Guard and adopted her on tour.
She married professional rodeo cowboy Ty Murray on August 7, 2008, within the Bahamas after 10 years collectively. Their son, Kase Townes Murray, was born on July 11, 2011. On July 2, 2014, after practically 6 years of marriage, Jewel introduced on her web site that she and Murray had been divorcing.
Jewel is the daughter of Atz Kilcher, who stars within the Discovery Channel present Alaska: The Final Frontier. All three of her brothers stay in Alaska. Her first cousin as soon as eliminated is actress Q’orianka Kilcher who’s greatest identified for her function as Pocahontas reverse Colin Farrell and Christian Bale in director Terrence Malick’s Academy Award-nominated movement image The New World (2005).
Jewel has been estranged from her mom (who additionally served as her enterprise supervisor) since 2003; the singer has accused her mom of stealing tens of millions of dollars from her.
Jewel has mentioned: “I do not assume I began off younger as a feminist. I learn numerous books in Alaska, I used to be fairly remoted the place I grew up, and I feel that I by no means thought I used to be any completely different than a person; I used to be raised in a spot the place pioneer ladies had been very sturdy nonetheless. They’d shoe horses and construct their very own properties and had been very self-sufficient. It wasn’t actually till I’ve gotten older that I actually turned a fan of ladies. And a fan of what ladies are able to balancing and attaining, by simply being them.”
Jewel Kilcher Awards
|12 months||Award-giving Physique||Work||Award||Consequence|
|1994||San Diego Music Awards||Herself||Finest Acoustic||Received|
|Artist of the 12 months||Received|
|Items of You||Album of the 12 months||Received|
|1996||Herself||Artist of the 12 months||Received|
|MTV Video Music Awards||“Who Will Save Your Soul”||Finest Feminine Video||Nominated|
|Finest New Artist||Nominated|
|1997||Grammy Award||Finest Feminine Pop Vocal Efficiency||Nominated|
|Herself||Finest New Artist||Nominated|
|American Music Award||Favourite New Artist||Received|
|Favourite Pop/Rock Artist||Nominated|
|GAFFA Awards (Denmark)||Finest International New Act||Nominated|
|Pollstar Live performance Trade Awards||Finest New Artist Tour||Nominated|
|Billboard Music Award||Prime Artist||Nominated|
|Prime Scorching 100 Artist||Nominated|
|Prime Scorching 100 Artist – Feminine||Nominated|
|Prime Pop Artist||Nominated|
|Prime Pop Artist – Feminine||Nominated|
|Prime Billboard 200 Albums Artist||Nominated|
|Prime Billboard 200 Albums Artist – Feminine||Nominated|
|Prime Grownup Up to date Artist||Nominated|
|Prime Grownup Prime 40 Artist||Received|
|Items of You||Prime Billboard 200 Album||Nominated|
|“Silly Video games”||Prime Soundtrack Single||Nominated|
|“You Had been Meant for Me”||Prime Scorching 100 Music||Nominated|
|Prime Scorching 100 Airplay Observe||Nominated|
|Prime Grownup Up to date Single||Nominated|
|Prime Grownup Prime 40 Observe||Nominated|
|MTV Video Music Award||Video of the 12 months||Nominated|
|Finest Feminine Video||Received|
|Billboard Music Video Awards||FAN.tastic Award||Nominated|
|“Silly Video games”||Finest New Artist Clip (Jazz/AC)||Received|
|VH1 Vogue Trend Awards||Most Modern Video||Nominated|
|On-line Movie & Tv Affiliation||Finest Tailored Music||Nominated|
|1998||Grammy Award||Finest Feminine Pop Vocal Efficiency||Nominated|
|NARM Awards||Items of You||Finest Promoting Various Album||Received|
|American Music Award||Favourite LP||Nominated|
|Herself||Favourite Feminine Pop/Rock Artist||Nominated|
|APRA Music Awards||“You Had been Meant for Me”||Most Carried out International Work||Nominated|
|Blockbuster Leisure Awards||Items of You||Favourite CD||Received|
|1999||Herself||Favourite Feminine Artist||Received|
|Governor’s Awards||Songwriting Award||Received|
|Audie Awards||A Night time With out Armor||Finest Spoken Phrase Album||Received|
|ASCAP Pop Music Awards||“Silly Video games”||Most Carried out Songs||Received|
|“You Had been Meant for Me”||Received|
|BMI Pop Awards||Award-Profitable Music||Received|
|2000||California Music Awards||Herself||Excellent Feminine Vocalist||Nominated|
|2002||MVPA Awards||“Standing Nonetheless”||Finest Grownup Up to date Video||Received|
|2003||Radio Music Awards||Herself||Favourite Feminine Artist—Fashionable Rock||Received|
|Regis & Kelly Awards||Favourite Musical Visitor||Received|
|2004||ASCAP Pop Music Awards||“Instinct”||Most Carried out Music||Received|
|2011||American Nation Awards||Herself||Feminine Artist of the 12 months||Nominated|
|Grammy Awards||“Happy”||Finest Feminine Nation Vocal Efficiency||Nominated|
|2014||Prism Awards||“Ring of Hearth”||Efficiency in a TV Film or Miniseries||Nominated|