Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is an American singer, musician, songwriter, artist, and author. Over the course of a career that spans five decades, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including rock, R&B, pop, soul, and jazz.
Jones is a two-time Grammy Award winner and was listed at number 30 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll in 1999. Her album Pirates was number 49 on NPR's list of the 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women.
Jones was born the third of four children to Richard and Bettye Jones, on the north side of Chicago, Illinois, on November 8, 1954. She was named after her father, who was a singer, songwriter, painter, and trumpet player. Her mother, Bettye, was raised in orphanages in Ohio. She has a brother Daniel, and two sisters Janet Adele and Pamela Jo.