"More than Life" sold over a million copies on its own and as part of numerous compilation albums; and, her version of "Stairway to Heaven" earned her the honor of being the first Native American to top the Billboard dance charts.
In 2006, Jana released "American Indian Story", a concept album that got a Grammy nomination.
"The video for the single, 'The Enlightened Time', won awards at film festivals around the world as well as a Nammy for Best Short Form Music Video."
Not only is Jana a successful musician she is also a published author.
Her first book, "American Indian Story - The Adventures of Sha'kona" (2010) based on the Grammy nominated album of the same name, takes the reader on a journey of "discovery, courage, friendship and heroism".
I discovered Jana Mashonee while browsing and listening to the Native American Music Awards nominees' songs. Her studio recorded voice was so powerful and beautiful that I had to watch her perform that song live and While watching her perform "Stay With Me Baby" at the Stage of Nations Blue Eco Festival on July 28th, 2012 (YouTube), I was amazed at how powerful and effortless her voice and spirit traveled through the computer screen! And, it was a live performance!
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