Spanish Town, Jamaica
Dance-Pop, Disco, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Electronic, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Urban
Sexual, Confident, Brash, Rousing, Smooth, Stylish, Theatrical, Sensual, Playful, Sexy, Warm, Detached, Atmospheric
Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, model, record producer, and actress. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised by her grandparents. At 13 she moved with her siblings to their parents' home in Syracuse, New York. Jones started out as a model, initially in New York state, then in Paris, working for Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer.
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Jones secured a record deal with Island Records in 1977, which resulted in a string of dance-club hits and a large gay following.
During this period, she also became a muse to Andy Warhol, who photographed her extensively. Jones also accompanied him to famed New York City nightclub Studio 54 on many occasions.
Toward the end of the 1970s, Jones adapted the emerging New Wave music to create a different style for herself.
Parallel to her musical shift was an equally dramatic visual makeover, created in partnership with stylist Jean-Paul Goude, with whom she had a son. Jones adopted a severe, androgynous look, with square-cut hair and angular, padded clothes. The iconic cover photographs of Nightclubbing and, subsequently, Slave to the Rhythm (1985) exemplified this new identity. To this day, Jones is known for her unique look at least as much as she is for her music.
Although she has yet to become a truly mainstream recording artist in the United States (with the exception of her featured work on the Arcadia hit single "Election Day"), much of her musical output is still popular on the Billboard`s Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Airplay charts, and many of her songs are regarded as classics to this day. Jones was able to find mainstream success in the United Kingdom, scoring a number of Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart. To date, she has officially released 49 commercial and/or promotional singles (not including re-releases), including several non-album tracks.
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Onondaga Community College, New York
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Noel Jones (brother) (Megachurch pastor)
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R&b, Electronic, Avant-Garde, Dance, Disco, New Wave, Rock, Funk, Reggae
Island, Manhatan, Capitol, Wall of Sound/PIAS
Jean-Paul Goude, Sly and Robbie, Barry Reynolds, Ivor Guest
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Would love to meet you before I die,
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We are unable to find our family pictures. We would like to order our pictu...
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