Nina Simone

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; 1933 – 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music.

Over the length of her career Nina recorded more than 40 albums, mostly between 1958, when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue, and 1974.

In the early 1960s, Nina Simone became involved in the civil rights movement and the direction of her life shifted once again Nina’s music was highly influential in the fight for equal rights in the United States. In later years, she lived abroad, finally settling in France in 1992.

Nina received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2000 and was a fifteen-time Grammy Award nominee over the course of her career.

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