8 Musicians Who Beat the Odds
The current Platinum Hit judge has sold over 27 million albums worldwide and received four Grammy nominations. This Alaskan native took on a music career in her late teens, and it was not a rousing success. Broke and destitute, Jewel spent much of her early career living out of her van and playing small coffee shop gigs for meager pay. Her commitment paid off when she attained a record deal for the album Pieces of You, and by the late ‘90s she was all over MTV. Jewel’s career is a reminder to not give up on your dreams, no matter what you have to do.