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Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Producer; musician; composer; arranger
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Quincy Jones Fast Facts:
Befriended and played music with Ray Charles as a teen.
Began his career playing the trumpet professionally.
Became the first African-American to hold an executive position in a record company when he was appointed vice president of Mercury Records in 1964.
Had a near-fatal brain aneurysm in 1974.
Formed a working relationship with Michael Jackson while working on 1978's
; the two went on to collaborate on the hugely successful albums
Off the Wall
Launched his own record label called Qwest Records in 1981.
Produced the all-star recording of "We Are the World" in 1985.
Published a memoir in 2001,
Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones.
Has composed more than 30 scores for motion pictures, most notably
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
The Color Purple
(1985), starring Oprah Winfrey; he also provided her show's theme song.
Humanitarian efforts include the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation and the We Are the Future Project.
Has never learned to drive.
Quincy Jones Relationships:
Ulla Andersson - Ex-wife
Jolie Jones - Daughter
Carol Reynolds - Ex-significant Other
Lloyd Jones - Brother
Peggy Lipton - Ex-wife
Quincy Delight Jones Sr. - Father
Nastassja Kinski - Ex-significant Other
Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones - Daughter
Quincy Jones III - Son
Rachel Jones - Daughter
Kidada Jones - Daughter
Jeri Caldwell - Ex-wife
Martina-Lisa Jones - Daughter
Rashida Jones - Daughter
Sarah Jones - Mother
Quincy Jones Awards:
1971 Grammy: Best Pop Instrumental Performance - Winner
1983 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
1985 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
1995 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Nominee
1990 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
1973 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
1978 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
1990 Grammy: Best Jazz Fusion Performance - Winner
1986 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
1970 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition - Nominee
1977 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) - Winner
1981 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
1967 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Song) - Nominee
2001 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album - Winner
1973 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
1985 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Score) - Nominee
1978 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Adaptation Score) - Nominee
1985 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
1994 Oscar: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award - Winner
1983 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
1996 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
1983 Grammy: Best Recording for Children - Winner
1981 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
1981 Grammy: Best Arrangement On An Instrumental Recording - Winner
1990 Grammy: Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - Winner
1970 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
1972 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
1963 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
1990 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
2006 Tony: Musical - Nominee
1981 Grammy: Best Cast Show Album - Winner
1984 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
1985 Grammy: Best Music Video - Short Form - Winner
1983 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
1985 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
1993 Grammy: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance - Winner
1968 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Song--Original for the Picture) - Nominee
1967 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Music Score) - Nominee
1985 Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
1980 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
1990 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
1990 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
1969 Grammy: Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Large Group or Soloist with Large Group - Winner
1981 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Winner
Attended Seattle University, Seattle, WA; attended Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
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