Nina Simone

Nina Simone

American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist
An African-American icon and true diva whose distinctive voice brought an unmatched level of eclecticism across five decades.
BornFebruary 21, 1933
HometownTryon, North Carolina, United States of America
Net worth$5 million
SpouseAndrew Stroud (m 1961 - 1971) , Donald Ross (m 1958 - 1960)
ChildrenLisa Simone
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Videos

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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

How It Feels to Be Free
How It Feels to Be Free
2021
Nina Simone: Live in Montreux 1976
Nina Simone: Live in Montreux 1976
2006

Albums

Take Care of Business
Take Care of Business
2022
Feeling Good: Her Greatest Hits & Remixes
Feeling Good: Her Greatest Hits & Remixes
2022
My Baby Just Cares For Me [HONNE Remix]
My Baby Just Cares For Me [HONNE Remix]
2022
Be My Husband
Be My Husband
2022
African Mailman
African Mailman
2021
Montreux Blues [Live at Casino Montreux, 19th July, 1981]
Montreux Blues [Live at Casino Montreux, 19th July, 1981]
2021
Feeling Good
Feeling Good
2021
Nina Simone: The Montreux Years
Nina Simone: The Montreux Years
2021
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free [Live at Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976]
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free [Live at Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976]
2021
Remixed
Remixed
2021
Little Girl Blue, Pts. 1 and 2
Little Girl Blue, Pts. 1 and 2
2021
Mood Indigo [Universal]
Mood Indigo [Universal]
2021
Four Women
Four Women
2021
Four Women [2021]
Four Women [2021]
2021
Feeling Good
Feeling Good
2021
Spotlight on Nina Simone
Spotlight on Nina Simone
2020
Essential Albums
Essential Albums
2020
Jazz Queen
Jazz Queen
2019
Best of Nina Simone [Not Now]
Best of Nina Simone [Not Now]
2019
Sings & Plays the Blues
Sings & Plays the Blues
2018
New Jersey 1968
New Jersey 1968
2018
My Baby Just Cares for Me [Jazz Images]
My Baby Just Cares for Me [Jazz Images]
2018
Portraits
Portraits
2018