Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Date of Birth: 21.02.1933
Country: USA

Biography of Nina Simone

Nina Simone, a renowned jazz and soul singer, passed away on Sunday in France at the age of 70, according to CNN.

Born in 1933 in North Carolina, Nina Simone's real name was Waymon Eunice. She rose to fame in 1959 with her rendition of the song "I Loves You Porgy" from George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess." Her songs "My Baby Just Cares for Me," recorded in 1966, and "One Night Stand" in 1967 further solidified her success. In the mid-90s, Nina Simone's best songs were reissued, sparking a new wave of popularity for the singer.

Among Nina Simone's works are her interpretations of songs written by various pop and rock musicians, ranging from the Bee Gees to Bob Dylan. Her jazz rendition of the song "House of the Rising Sun" is particularly well-known. Simone was also one of the most active participants in the anti-racist movement in the United States. In 1973, she left the US and resided in France from 1993 until her death.