Amos, Tori (1963–)

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Amos, Tori (1963–)

American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Born Myra Ellen Amos on Aug 22, 1963, in Newton, North Carolina; m. Mark Hawley (music engineer), 1998.

As child prodigy, began playing classical piano at 5; had band, Y Kant Tori Read, which released one self-titled album (1988); known for songs about the female experience, made solo debut with Little Earthquakes (1992), which included the song "Me and a Gun," about her experience of being raped; serves as chair of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), which she co-founded (1994). Albums include Crucify (EP, 1992), Under the Pink (#12, 1994, platinum), Boys for Pele (#2, 1996, platinum), Hey Juniper (1996), From the Choirgirl Hotel (#5, 1998), and To Venus and Back (#12, 1999).

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