Grace Jones

Grace Jones

Pop Singer

Grace Beverly Jones OJ is a model, singer and actress. Born in Jamaica, she and her family moved to Syracuse, New York, when she was a teenager.

Full Name
May 19, 1948
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Grace Jones was born on May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, Jamaica. She grew up with six siblings in a religious family; her father was a bishop of a Pentecostal church and her mother was a preacher. She studied at the Jamaica School of Music and then moved to Syracuse University to pursue theatre studies. 

In 1975, Jones moved to New York City and started working as a model while also becoming involved in the city's nightlife. It wasn't long before she got noticed by record companies and signed her first recording contract with Island Records in 1977. Her debut album entitled “Portfolio” released in 1977 followed by “Fame” (1978), “Muse” (1979) and “Warm Leatherette” (1980). These albums blended R&B, reggae, disco and new wave music which helped to define the sound of the 1980s. 

Jones' success soon gained her international fame with appearances on television shows such as "The Jacksons" (1981) and "The A-Team" (1984). In 1985, Jones released her most famous album titled “Slave to the Rhythm” which included her iconic single "Pull Up To The Bumper". In 1986, Jones appeared in the movie Vamp alongside Chris Makepeace and Robert Rusler. She also had a starring role in the movie Boomerang alongside Eddie Murphy in 1992. 

Throughout her career, Jones has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, five Brit Awards and two Silver Clef Awards. She is also an inductee into both the Dance Music Hall of Fame as well as Hollywood's Walk Of Fame.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1948</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grace Jones is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 19th, 1948, Grace Jones was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her self-titled debut album, "Grace Jones". The album features the hit single, "La Vie en rose".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Featured in James Bond Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Grace appears as the villainous May Day in the James Bond film, "For Your Eyes Only".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Hit Single "Pull Up to the Bumper"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The single becomes a worldwide hit and reaches number one on the dance chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases "Slave to the Rhythm" Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The album features the hit single, "Slave to the Rhythm", which reached number one on the UK charts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Performed at Madison Square Garden</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Grace performed at Madison Square Garden as part of her "Nightclubbing" tour.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Dance Music Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Grace is inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for her contribution to electronic dance music.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is a Trailblazer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Grace Jones has been a trailblazer in the music industry since the 70s. She has broken down barriers and helped pave the way for other female artists to express themselves through their music. Her style of music and fashion has inspired generations of musicians and is still relevant today.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Grace Jones is an icon for many reasons. Not only is she a great musician, but she is also a powerful and influential figure who has been a symbol of strength and resilience for many people. Her amazing career spanning over four decades speaks volumes about her talent and her commitment to her craft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Has Great Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Grace Jones' style is iconic, from her bold makeup to her iconic outfits. She has always pushed the boundaries of fashion with her daring choices that reflect her individuality and attitude. From her punk aesthetic to her love of bright colors, Grace Jones' style will never go out of style!</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started as a Model</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Grace Jones started her career as a model, appearing on the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Elle. She went on to become a successful singer, songwriter and actress.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared in James Bond Film</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1985, Grace Jones appeared as May Day in the James Bond movie A View to a Kill. She was the first Jamaican actor to appear in a Bond film.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Her Own Clothing Line </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2012, Grace Jones launched her own clothing line called "Tiger Lilly of Sweden", which features clothing and accessories for women.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Grammy Nominee</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Grace Jones has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rhythm & Blues Song, and Best Music Video.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Honorary Doctorate Degrees</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2016, Grace Jones was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Falmouth in the UK for her outstanding contribution to the performing arts.</p></div>


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