Jazz or not (and I’m going with a strong “not”), Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me impacts jazz’s future simply due to it being a major cash cow for Blue Note Records. The album, filled with light ‘n’ easy pop fare like “Don’t Know Why” won a truckload of Grammys and has remained a steady seller since it was released in February of 2002. In fact, the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently certified the disc platinum seven times over, meaning it’s sold seven million copies in the United States—the album has sold about six million copies overseas. That’s Jones in the picture above, with some label execs hovering around her.
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