The British singer Joss Stone says she has been deported from Iran, claiming the authorities believed she would play an unsanctioned concert in the country, where there are strict restrictions on female musicians performing in public. So close yet so far. So , our very last country on the list was Iran. After long discussions with the most friendly charming and welcoming immigration people the decision was made to detain us for the night and to deport us in the morning. Of course I was gutted. So close yet so far, this moment broke a little piece of my heart. Then I realised the silver lining was bright.
Michael Cragg: Can this supergroup featuring Mick Jagger and Joss Stone buck the trend and be more than the sum of its parts? Joss Stone's starting all over again. She needn't have bothered, Paul MacInnes says.
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Joscelyn Eve Stoker  born 11 April , better known by her stage name Joss Stone , is an English singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame in late with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions , which made the Mercury Prize shortlist. Both the album and single received one nomination at the Grammy Awards , while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist , and in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of ,  was ranked fifth as a predicted breakthrough act of Stone's third album, Introducing Joss Stone , released in March , achieved gold record status by the RIAA and yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard , and became Stone's first top five album in the US. She released her fourth album, Colour Me Free! Stone released her fifth album, LP1 , on 22 July , which reached the top 10 on Billboard. Throughout her career, Stone has sold 15 million records worldwide, establishing herself as one of the best-selling soul artists of the s, and the best-selling British artists of her time.