Tori Amos Birthday (August 22nd)

Tori Amos Birthday (August 22nd)

Tori Amos Birth Details

Tori Amos was born on August 22, 1963. She was born at the Old Catawba Hospital in Newton in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.


Tori Amos is a painter as well as a singer and songwriter. She composes songs of British and American citizenship. 

Early Life of Tori Amos

  • Tori Amos father was Rev. Dr. Edison and mother Mary Ellen Amos.
  • She's grandparents were of European and Eastern Cherokee ancestry. 
  • Calvin Clinton Copeland was the greatest inspiration and guidance in Tori Amos childhood. 
  • Her family moved to Maryland when Tori Amos was two years old. 
  • She began to play the piano in Baltimore. 
  • As soon as she turned five she started composing instrumental pieces. By the age of nine started giving lyrics to her pieces.

First Step to Success

  • In 1968 Tori Amos won a full scholarship to the Preparatory Division of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. 
  • Later she lost the scholarship because of she interest in rock and popular music.
  • Two years later, she joined Montgomery College and began playing at piano bars. 
  • She was accompanied by her father. 
  • She gained popularity for the first time by winning a county Teen Talent contest in 1977. She won it for singing a song called "More Than Just a Friend".
  • She wrote another song that became her first single to be released locally for family and friends during 1980.
  • Another composition, “Walking with you" also became popular. 
  • She used to perform under the name “Ellen”, but later adopted “Tori” as her name.

Achievements of Tori Amos

  • Tori Amos has released nine studio albums in her complete solo career till now. 
  • Out of these seven albums were produced by her. 
  • Moreover, She has sung and released over 30 singles over 60 B-sides. 

Tori Amos has contributed her singing in almost nine film soundtracks which includes:

  • Higher Learning (1995)
  • Great Expectations (1998)
  • Mission: Impossible II (2000) and many others.
  • She was holding the top position of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s. 
  • It was remarkable that so early in her career, she was one of the few rock performers to use piano as the primary instrument. 
  • She is popular for deep emotional songs. 
  • Her songs were based on a wide range of subjects such as sexuality, religion and some tragedies of her life. 

Some of Tori Amos popular chart busters include :

  • "Crucify"
  • "Silent All These Years"
  • "Cornflake Girl"
  • "Caught a Lite Sneeze"
  • Professional Widow"
  • "Spark"
  • "A Sorta Fairytale"
  • "Professional Widow"
  • "Spark"


  • Tori Amos songs have sold 12 million records through out the world in the year 2005, and has a large number of fan following. 
  • She has created a history of making unconventional and vulgar comments during her concerts and interviews. 
  • She to a highly eccentric and peculiar image. 
  • She has also been a social critic and protester.
  • She is mainly singing on topics include feminism, religion, and sexuality.

Tori Amos Awards 

Grammy Awards won by her are as follows:

  • 1995: Best Alternative Music Album for “Under The Pink,” nomination.
  • 1997: Best Alternative Music Album for “Boys For Pele,” nomination
  • 1999: Best Alternative Music Album for “From the Choirgirl Hotel”, nomination.
  • 1999: Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Raspberry Swirl", nomination).
  • 2000: Best Alternative Music Album for “To Venus and Back,” nomination.
  • 2000: Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Bliss", nomination.
  • 2002: Best Alternative Music Album for Strange Little Girls, nomination.
  • 2002: Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Strange Little Girl", nomination.
  • 2004: Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Packaging for “Scarlet's Walk”, nomination.
  • 2004: Best Dance Remix for “Don't Make Me Come to Vegas,” nomination.
  • MTV Video Music Awards
  • 1992: Best Female Video for "Silent All These Years", nomination.
  • 1992: Best Cinematography in a Video for "Silent All These Years", nomination.
  • 1992: Best New Artist In a Video for "Silent All These Years", nomination.
  • 1992: Breakthrough Video for "Silent All These Years", nomination.

Recent Achievements of Tori Amos

  • In July 2008, Image Comics released “Comic Book Tattoo”. 
  • It is a 480-page book containing 51 graphic stories, which are inspired by an Tori Amos song. 
  • The Editor Rantz Hoseley worked with Tori Amos for this series.