Grace Jones | Artist
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Grace Beverly Jones OJ is a Jamaican-American supermodel, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress born 1948 in Spanish Town, Jamaica. She moved when she was 13 to live with her parents in Syracuse, New York. She has developed a unique sound blending Disco, Reggae and Funk, and has worked extensively with Jamaican rhythm masters Sly & Robbie. Jones began her modelling career in New York, then in Paris, working for fashion houses Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo. She has appeared on the covers of Elle and Vogue magazines. Jones secured a record deal with Island Records in 1977 and quickly become a star of NYC's disco scene, cenbtred on Studio-54, with dance oriented singles such as "Pull up to the Bumper", "I've Seen That Face Before", "Private Life" and "Slave to the Rhythm". In the early 1980s, she moved toward a funky new wave style, in collaboration with Sly & Robbie, as well as other seasoned players working at Chris Blackwell's Compass Point studio in The Bahamas. To-date she has released ten studio albums plus a long list of Singles. Standout releases include Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing, Living My Life, Hurricane and the 1998 compilation Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions. Jones' movie appearances include as "Zula" in the Arnold Schwarzenegger fantasy-action film "Conan the Destroyer", as "May Day" in the 1985 James Bond film "A View to a Kill", and as a Vampire in the 1986 movie "Vamp".
Artist Website: missgracejones.com
Featured Albums: Grace Jones
Related Artists: Sly & Robbie