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Grace Jones's Biography

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Grace Jones was born in Jamaica, and was brought up by her grandparents until, at 12 years old, she joined her parents in New York.

Accounts differ as to what year Grace Jones was born in, for example, at the time of writing this biography, last.fm stated 1948 whereas allmusic.com put it as 1952.

In the 1970s Grace Jones was a successful model and collaborated with Andy Warhol, but eventually she became even more famous as a singer after she signed with Island Records in 1977. In the 1970s her albums Portfolio, Fame, and Muse reflected the prominent disco genre. Subsequently her style developed as witnessed by the famous singles Pull Up To The Bumper and Nightclubbing.

In 1981 Grace Jones caused a stir in the UK when she hit Russell Harty during his chat show.

In the early 1980s she added another string to her bow, when she started acting in such roles as Zula the thief in Conan the Destroyer and as May Day in A View to a Kill.

However, Grace Jones did not give up on music, and went on to record songs such as Slave to the Rhythm.

The 1990s were a relatively quiet period, but in 2008 she released Hurricane, and went on, in subsequent years, to appear at events like Latitude and Lovebox.

In 2013, it was reported that Grace Jones had signed with Gallery Books to write her autobiography.

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