Jewel Kilcher, known professionally as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and poet, born on May 23, 1974. She is known for her distinctive voice and her blend of folk, country, and pop music.
Jewel began her career as a street performer in San Diego, California, and gained widespread attention with her debut album, “Pieces of You,” which included hit songs such as “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “You Were Meant for Me.” She has since released several more albums, including “Spirit,” “0304,” and “Goodbye Alice in Wonderland.”
In addition to her music career, Jewel has also acted in several films and television shows, including “Ride with the Devil,” “The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True,” and “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” She has also published several books of poetry, including “A Night Without Armor” and “Chasing Down the Dawn.”
Jewel is known for her philanthropic work, particularly in the areas of education and mental health. She has founded several organizations, including the Higher Ground for Humanity and the Inspiring Children Foundation, which provide support and resources for disadvantaged youth.
Jewel’s music and artistry have earned her numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including four Grammy Award nominations and the ASCAP Foundation Champion Award. She is widely recognized as one of the most talented and influential singer-songwriters of her generation.