Jewel is an American pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress and poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 27 million albums worldwide. She has released seven studio albums, one compilation album, twenty three singles, and five video albums.
Jewel's debut album, Pieces of You, was released in February 1995 and became one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going 15 times platinum. One single from the album, "Who Will Save Your Soul", peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100; two others, "You Were Meant for Me" and "Foolish Games", reached number two and seven respectively on the Hot 100, and were listed on Billboard's 1997 year-end singles chart.
Her second album Spirit was released in November 1998, certifying 4× Multi-Platinum in the United States. Its first single entitled "Hands" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year. Her 2001 release This Way followed similar suit, certifying Platinum in the United States and producing the Top 30 hit, "Standing Still."
Her fourth album 0304 was released in June 2003 and aimed towards a more Pop sound. It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 and certified Gold in the United States. The album's sound did not bring as major success as her previous releases, with its first single becoming the only major hit. In May 2006, Goodbye Alice in Wonderland was released and reached #8 in the United States.
She has crossed multiple genres throughout her career. Perfectly Clear, her first country album, was released on The Valory Music Co. in 2008. It debuted atop Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and featured three singles, "Stronger Woman", "I Do", and "Til It Feels Like Cheating". Jewel released her first independent album Lullaby in May 2009.
Jewel is the co-host, as well as a judge, with Kara DioGuardi on the songwriting competition reality television series Platinum Hit, which premiered in May 2011.