HUMBLE NORAH JONES SAYS SHE DOESN'T EXPECT TO SELL A MILLION RECORDS EVERY TIME, BUT HER THIRD ALBUM IS HALFWAY THERE IN JUST A WEEK -- "60 MINUTES" SUNDAY
She Says Her Debut Dominance at the Grammys Made Her Feel Bad
The unexpected, at least in her own mind, is becoming the expected for leading female vocalist Norah Jones. She tells Katie Couric she doesn't expect her albums to sell millions, but her latest is on its way, setting a record for advance sales on Amazon.com and selling a total of 405,000 units in its first week. Jones' first two records were blockbusters, too, making her the top-selling female vocalist of the decade. Couric profiles the reluctant star on 60 MINUTES this Sunday, Feb. 11 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
"I don't expect to sell millions of records every time. I just don't think that's going to be possible," Jones tells Couric. "I think that's a lucky thing that happens every once in a while."
But it's happened in her first two efforts, plus her debut album, "Not Too Late," won a stunning eight Grammys in 2003. "I felt really bad," says Jones of her Grammy success. "I felt like I went to somebody else's birthday party and I ate all their cake without anybody else getting a piece," she tells Couric.
The 27-year-old says she isn't sure where her career is headed and with the phenomenal success she's had thus far, it doesn't matter to her. It's just more cake.
"I feel I've had my cake and I've eaten it and it tasted great and I don't need another piece," says Jones.