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Grace Jones Biography

Birth Name:
Beverly Grace Jones
Birth Place:
Spanish Town, Jamaica
Singer, model, actor

Fast Facts

  • Has a vocal range spanning two-and-a-half octaves
  • Moved to New York with her parents in 1965
  • Became a model at age 18, rooming with Jerry Hall and Jessica Lange while living in Paris
  • Her debut single, "I Need a Man," recorded in 1975, reached number 1 on the Billboard dance chart
  • Landed a recording contract with Island Records in 1977; released her debut album, Portfolio, later that year
  • Her hit 1985 single "Slave to the Rhythm" was originally written for the Frankie Goes to Hollywood