The album sold over a million copies and peaked at No. She released a cover of "Joy to the World" from the album as a single. Other singles released were "Break Me", "This Way", and "Serve the Ego", the latter giving Jewel her first number one club hit. Following the limited success of "Serve the Ego", Jewel moved to a more pop-oriented sound with the release of the single "Intuition". 8 on the Billboard Albums Chart and sold 82,000 copies in its first week.After a photo shoot at her Texas ranch, Jewel spontaneously decided to have photographer Kurt Markus shoot the music video for the song "Goodbye Alice in Wonderland".Jewel has also had endeavors in writing and acting; in 1998 she released a collection of poetry, and the following year appeared in a supporting role in Ang Lee's Western film Ride with the Devil (1999) which earned her critical acclaim.The Kilcher family is featured on the Discovery Channel show Alaska: The Last Frontier, which chronicles their day-to-day struggles living in the Alaskan wilderness.Vainshtein drove to The Inner Change with a representative from Atlantic Records, and after the show they called Danny Goldberg, the head of Atlantic Record's West Coast operations, and asked him to pay for Jewel's demo, since at the time she was living in a van and lacked the means to record any of her own music.
(He also appeared in the song's second, better-known video.) The Rugburns opened for Jewel on her Tiny Lights tour in 1997.
Jewel turned heads after she was spotted leaving a Rangers game with Tim Robbins last night in New York City.
The singer was seen leaving Madison Square Garden in the same car as the actor, along with several other mutual friends. News that "they have been friends for a long time," and that the two aren't dating.
Her father was a Mormon but they stopped attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shortly before she turned eight.
At age fifteen, while working at a dance studio in Anchorage, Alaska, she was referred by the studio instructor to Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, where she received a scholarship to study operatic voice.Poltz appeared in Jewel's band on the Spirit World Tour 1999 playing guitar.