Amos was elevated in the 1990s thanks to her soulful piano performances and her expressive songs about religion, feminism and humanity. "Silent All These Years," "Cornflake Girl" and "Caught a Lite Sneeze" propelled her on MTV and solidified her writing chops.
She's continued experimenting with song structure and instruments ever since, earning five Grammy nominations. Amos' most recent album, Ocean to Ocean, was released on Jan. 28 and debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Current Alternative Albums chart, a press release says.
Amos also has released two autobiographies and advocates for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network).
Below, watch Amos discuss creativity and grief on PBS NewsHour.