Grace Jones

Jamaican Singer + Model
Born May 19, 1952

Grace Jones is a Jamaican singer, actress and model. Jones started out as a model, regularly appearing at the New York City nightclub Studio 54. Jones secured a record deal with Island Records in 1977, which resulted in a string of dance-club hits. In the late 1970s, she recorded several songs that became hits on the Billboard Dance/Disco Chart and adopted a severe, androgynous look, dressing in male-drag.… Read More

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1948 Birth Grace Jones was born in 1948 (though most sources say 1952) in Spanish Town, Jamaica, the daughter of Marjorie (née Williams) and Robert W. Jones, who was a local politician and Apostolic clergyman. … Read More
1956 8 Years Old …  It was in the city that her father had established his own ministry, the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, in 1956. … Read More


1970 22 Years Old She moved to Paris in 1970. … Read More
1976 28 Years Old Muse was the last of Jones' disco albums. The album features a re-recorded version "I'll Find My Way to You", which Jones released three years prior to Muse. Originally appearing in the 1976 Italian film, Colt 38 Special Squad in which Jones had a role as a club singer, Jones also recorded a song called "Again and Again" that was featured in the film. … Read More


1980 - 1981 2 More Events
1982 34 Years Old Having already recorded two reggae-oriented albums under the production of Compass Point All Stars, Jones went to Nassau, Bahamas in 1982 and recorded Living My Life; the album resulted in Jones' final contribution to the Compass Point trilogy, with only one cover, Melvin Van Peebles's "The Apple Stretching". … Read More
1983 35 Years Old In 1983, Jones' One Man Show was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Music Video. … Read More
1985 37 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1985, Jones starred as May Day, henchman to main antagonist Max Zorin in the 14th James Bond film A View to a Kill; Jones was also nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. … Read More


1990 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, Jones appeared as herself in the documentary, Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol. 1992 saw Jones starring as Helen Strangé, in the Eddie Murphy film Boomerang, for which she also contributed the song "7 Day Weekend" to its soundtrack.
1992 44 Years Old Jones released two more soundtrack songs in 1992; "Evilmainya", recorded for the film Freddie as F.R.O.7, and "Let Joy and Innocence Prevail" for the film Toys.
1994 46 Years Old In 1994, she was due to release an electro album titled Black Marilyn with artwork featuring the singer as Marilyn Monroe. "Sex Drive" was released as the first single in September 1993, but due to unknown reasons the record was eventually shelved. … Read More
1996 48 Years Old 1 More Event
1996 Saw Jones releasing "Love Bites", an up-tempo electronic track to promote the Sci-Fi Channel's Vampire Week, which consisted of a series of vampire-themed films aired on the channel in early November 1996. … Read More


1998 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 1998, she was scheduled to release an album entitled Force of Nature, on which she worked with trip hop musician Tricky. … Read More
2000 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 54 Years Old In 2002, Jones joined Luciano Pavarotti on stage for his annual Pavarotti and Friends fundraiser concert to support the United Nations refugee agency's programs for Angolan refugees in Zambia.
2004 56 Years Old In November 2004, Jones sang "Slave to the Rhythm" at a tribute concert for record producer Trevor Horn at London's Wembley Arena. … Read More


2008 60 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Bishop Robert W. Jones died on 7 May 2008. … Read More
2009 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Chris Cunningham produced a fashion shoot for Dazed & Confused using Jones as a model to create "Nubian versions" of Rubber Johnny. … Read More
2010 62 Years Old In March 2010 Jones performed for guests at the 18th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Viewing Party. … Read More
2011 63 Years Old Jones released a dub version of the album, Hurricane – Dub, which came out on 5 September 2011. … Read More
2012 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2012, Jones joined Deborah Harry, Bebel Gilberto, and Sharon Stone at the Inspiration Gala in São Paulo, Brazil, raising $1.3 million for amfAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research). … Read More
2014 66 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones is currently working on a new album with producer Ivor Guest, and on a book of memoirs, but meanwhile Universal Music Group released a deluxe edition of her Nightclubbing album as a two-disc set and Blu-ray audio on 28 April 2014. … Read More
2015 67 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones' memoir entitled I'll Never Write My Memoirs was released on 29 September 2015. … Read More
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