Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is a pianist and singer-songwriter of dual British and American citizenship.
Tori Amos is married to English sound engineer Mark Hawley, with whom she has
one child, Natashya "Tash" Lórien Hawley, born on September 5, 2000.
Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for her emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", and "A Sorta Fairytale," her most commercially successful single in the U.S. to date.
As of 2005, Tori had sold 12 million records worldwide. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald comments during concerts and interviews, Tori Amos has earned a reputation for being highly idiosyncratic.
As a social commentator and sometimes activist, some of the topics Tori Amos
has been most vocal about include feminism, religion, and sexuality.
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