Pop Singer

Jewel Kilcher is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and author. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2021, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Jewel was raised near Homer, Alaska, where she grew up singing and yodeling as a duo with her father, a local musician.

Full Name
May 23, 1974
5′ 6″
Net Worth


Jewel Kilcher was born on May 23, 1974, in Payson, Utah. Her zodiac sign is Gemini and her ethnicity is Swiss-German and English. She is the daughter of Lenedra Carroll and Atz Kilcher. Jewel's parents divorced when she was eight years old, and she moved with her father to Homer, Alaska where she lived in a cabin without running water or electricity. 

Jewel began writing songs at age six, and her first song "My Father's Daughter" was written after her father gifted her a guitar. In the mid-1990s, she left Alaska for San Diego where she formed a band which performed at local coffee houses. This led to the release of her debut album 'Pieces Of You' in 1995 that featured hit singles such as ‘You Were Meant For Me’ and ‘Foolish Games’. The album was a success and went on to become 8x Platinum making it one of the best selling debut albums of all time. 

In 1998, Jewel released the album 'Spirit', which topped the Billboard 200 chart for two weeks with hits such as "Hands" and "Down So Long". After releasing two more albums in 2001 and 2003 respectively, Jewel shifted focus towards country music with 2005's 'Goodbye Alice In Wonderland'. She also released several other albums during this period including 2008's 'Perfectly Clear' which marked her return to pop/rock music. 

In 2013, Jewel released an autobiography titled 'Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half The Story'. In 2017, she appeared as a mentor on season 12 of NBC's singing competition show 'The Voice.' Currently she is working on new music while continuing to tour the United States and Europe.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jewel is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 23, 1974, Jewel Kilcher was born in Payson, Utah.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Album is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Her debut album “Pieces of You” is released and quickly becomes a hit.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Received her first Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her song "You Were Meant For Me".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Ty Murray</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jewel Marries Professional Bull Rider Ty Murray on August 7, 1999.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">2nd Grammy Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Received her second Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her song “Standing Still”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Divorces Ty Murray</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jewel and Ty Murray divorce after ten years of marriage.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marryes New Husband</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jewel marries her new husband, rodeo cowboy and professional bull rider, Charlie Whitehurst.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She’s Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jewel is an incredibly talented singer who has had success in a variety of genres. She is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, who has won multiple Grammy Awards for her work.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She’s Inspirational</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jewel is an inspiration to many. Her resilience in the face of adversity and her focus on personal growth are inspiring to many people. She is also known for her philanthropic efforts and her commitment to helping others.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her Music Evokes Emotion</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jewel's music evokes emotions in her fans. Her lyrics are thoughtful and meaningful, often speaking to issues that many people can relate to. Her music also has an uplifting quality that resonates with listeners.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Learned to Play Guitar at Age 15</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jewel learned how to play the guitar at the age of 15, and started writing her own songs soon after.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Busked on the Streets of San Diego</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming famous, Jewel busked on the streets of San Diego, California and performed in local clubs in her hometown of Homer, Alaska.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Signed a Record Deal After Being Discovered in a Coffee Shop</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jewel was discovered by a record producer when she was performing in a coffee shop in San Diego. She was signed to Atlantic Records shortly after.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Grammy Award Nominated Singer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jewel has been nominated for several Grammy Awards, including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her single 'You Were Meant For Me'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Played Glinda in Wicked on Broadway</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2014, Jewel starred as Glinda the Good Witch in the Broadway production of Wicked.</p></div>


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