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Name: Tori Amos                                                                         
Birth name: Myra Ellen Amos                                                             
Born: 22 August 1963 Newton, North Carolina, United States                               
Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American pianist and           
singer-songwriter. She is married to English sound engineer Mark Hawley.                 
Together they have one child, Natashya "Tash" Lorien Hawley, born on September 5,       
Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early         
1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few pop performers to         
use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for emotionally intense             
songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and             
personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All           
These Years", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark",   
and "A Sorta Fairytale".                                                                 
Amos had sold 12 million records worldwide as of 2005 and has also enjoyed a             
large cult following. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald           
comments during concerts and interviews, she has earned a reputation for being           
highly idiosyncratic. As a social commentator and sometimes activist, some of           
the topics she has been most vocal about include feminism, religion, and