Norah Jones has purchased a $2.6 million (GBP1.4 million) loft apartment in the CARL FISCHER building in New York.

The SUNRISE singer, 25, has joined fellow neighbours the Counting Crows's Adam Duritz and tennis champion JIM COURIER in the luxury residential block.

This is a step up from Jones's last home - a $1,400 (GBP777)-a-month Williamsburg rental which was splashed across the front page of the NEW YORK POST after she won her eight GRAMMYS in 2002.

27/08/2004 17:22