Stone, who was born two years after the release of the original single, was not initially aware of who Bob Geldof was. At the 2005 BRIT Awards, Stone won for British Female Solo Artist and British Urban Act—entering the Guinness World Records as the youngest BRIT Award solo winner at age seventeen, and was nominated for British Breakthrough Act.
Stone has dyslexia and left school at age sixteen with only three GCSE qualifications. I'm just a little bit dyslexic and I wasn't very academic. Stone grew up listening to a wide variety of music including 1960s and 1970s American R&B and soul music performed by such artists as Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin.
As a result, she developed a soulful style of singing like her idols.
Stone's third album, Introducing Joss Stone, released in March 2007, achieved gold record status by the RIAA and yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard 200, and became Stone's first top five album in the US. , on 20 October 2009, which reached the top 10 on Billboard.
Stone released her fifth album, LP1, on 22 July 2011, which reached the top 10 on Billboard.
The album, produced by Steve Greenberg, Mike Mangini and Betty Wright, consists of little-known soul tracks by Franklin, Laura Lee, Bettye Swann and others.