Biography

Grace Jones is a famous American singer, model and movie actress. Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, she was raised in New York. Jones started her music career after signing a contract with the big company Island Records. Her first albums, recorded in accordance with classic disco patterns, quickly gained popularity on dance floors. Portfolio (1977), Fame (1978), and Muse (1979) were similar and met the requirements of the then popular music. These studio works included such celebrated dance hits as Sorry, That's The Trouble, I Need A Man, and La Vie En Rose. The singer found strong support among gay minorities.

The beginning of eighties saw Jones change both her music style and her own image. She depicted a tough and masculine woman with an extravagant hairdo and manner of clothing. She looked like this from the cover and the booklet of her best album, Nightclubbing (1981). It featured both cover versions for the songs by some other performers, including Iggy Pop and Sting, and her Jones’s own compositions. The next album, Living My Life (1982), revealed a strong reggae influence. It contained the hits Nipple To The Bottle, The Apple Stretching, and My Jamaican Guy. In 1985, Jones released the Slave to the Rhythm album, composed of remakes of the title track. It was followed by the 1986 release of Inside Story with the singer’s last song to enter the USA Hot 100, I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You). The next studio work Bulletproof Heart, delivered in 1989, spawned a dance smash called Love on Top of Love - Killer Kiss. For a brief moment, Grace Jones managed to work proficiently as a musician, model and actress at the same time. But soon, it became obvious that her modeling and acting promised more success than music making.

A wide range activity and sharp shift of preferences in the modern music forced Jones to leave the recording studio for nearly a decade. Meanwhile, she played parts in a number of famed movies, including Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, and Boomerang, performing along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Roger Moore and Eddie Murphy. Grace managed to get herself spotted not only on covers of magazines, but in scandalous news too. For example, she slapped one of the TV showmen feeling bereft of his attention. Once she was taken off the train by the police after a squabble with a ticket officer. In the late nineties, Grace Jones made an effort to have a grand comeback to the music stage. However, her new album, released at the turn of the century, was no more than a simple collection of remade old songs, lacking freshness and originality of Grace’s first works. After another long pause, the singer delivered one more album, Hurricane (2008). Although she remains below the mainstream stardom, Grace Jones deserves to be one of the most influential dance musicians ever.

Studio Albums

Grace Jones, Warm Leatherette (Deluxe Edition) mp3Warm Leatherette (Deluxe Edition)
2016
  • Dub
  • Indie Pop
  • New Wave
Grace Jones, Nightclubbing (Deluxe Edition) mp3Nightclubbing (Deluxe Edition)
2014
  • Dance-Pop
  • New Wave
  • Synth Pop
Grace Jones, Hurricane - Dub mp3Hurricane - Dub
2011
  • Electropop
  • Pop Soul
  • Trip Hop
  • Dub
  • Dancehall
Grace Jones, Hurricane mp3Hurricane
Grace Jones' tenth studio album Hurricane released after almost twenty years of hiatus proves to be a faultless return to form. Her famous vocals of a rare contralto type refine each of the nine new compositions
2008
  • Dub
  • Electropop
  • Pop Soul
  • Trip Hop
Grace Jones, Bulletproof Heart mp3Bulletproof Heart
2004
  • Dance-Pop
  • Funk
  • House
  • Pop
Grace Jones, Inside Story mp3Inside Story
1986
  • Dance-Pop
  • Electropop
  • Pop
Grace Jones, Slave to the Rhythm mp3Slave to the Rhythm
1985
  • Dance-Pop
Grace Jones, Living My Life mp3Living My Life
1982
  • Dance-Pop
  • Electropop
  • Funk
  • Pop Reggae
  • Synth Pop
Grace Jones, Nightclubbing mp3Nightclubbing
1981
  • Dance-Pop
  • Disco
  • Dub
  • New Wave
  • Pop Reggae
Grace Jones, Warm Leatherette mp3Warm Leatherette
1980
  • Disco
  • Dub
  • New Wave
  • Pop
Grace Jones, Muse mp3Muse
1979
  • Disco
Grace Jones, Fame mp3Fame
1978
  • Disco
Grace Jones, Portfolio mp3Portfolio
1977
  • Disco
  • Pop

Compilation albums

Grace Jones, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Grace Jones mp320th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Grace Jones
2003
  • Dance-Pop
  • Disco
  • Electropop
  • Funk
  • New Wave
  • Pop
  • Pop Soul
Grace Jones, Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions mp3Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions
1998
  • Dance-Pop
  • Disco
  • Dub
  • New Wave
  • Reggae
Grace Jones, Island Life mp3Island Life
1985
  • Chanson
  • Dance-Pop
  • Disco
  • New Wave
  • Pop
  • Reggae
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