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(102# Jamaica) Grace Jones: Why she kicks ass
She is a singer, actress and model who was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
She began as a model and in 1977, was given a record deal with Island Records.
From 1977 to 2008, she has released 10 studio albums.
From 1973 to 2008 she has acted in 20 TV shows, movies and TV movies.
In 1977 she performed in the musical theatre production, The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, as the character Evillene.
Some of her Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Charts include: Pull Up To The Bumper, I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango), Private Life, Slave To The Rhythm and I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You).
In 1983, Jones’s One Man Show was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Music Video.
For her work in Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, and Vamp, she was nominated Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was honoured with a Q Inspiration Award.
She is well known for her unique fashion and style, she had an androgynous appearance and wore angular, padded clothing. She was a strong influence on the 1980’s cross-dressing movement.
Her vocal range is contralto and has two distinctive modes of singing the monotone type speaking/singing voice and an almost-soprano mode.
Her voice spans 2.5 octaves.
Her music video from Private Life was shot in a single take with no editing.
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(102# Jamaica) Grace Jones: Why she kicks ass

  • She is a singer, actress and model who was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
  • She began as a model and in 1977, was given a record deal with Island Records.
  • From 1977 to 2008, she has released 10 studio albums.
  • From 1973 to 2008 she has acted in 20 TV shows, movies and TV movies.
  • In 1977 she performed in the musical theatre production, The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, as the character Evillene.
  • Some of her Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Charts include: Pull Up To The BumperI’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango), Private Life, Slave To The Rhythm and I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You).
  • In 1983, Jones’s One Man Show was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Music Video.
  • For her work in Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, and Vamp, she was nominated Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was honoured with a Q Inspiration Award.
  • She is well known for her unique fashion and style, she had an androgynous appearance and wore angular, padded clothing. She was a strong influence on the 1980’s cross-dressing movement.
  • Her vocal range is contralto and has two distinctive modes of singing the monotone type speaking/singing voice and an almost-soprano mode.
  • Her voice spans 2.5 octaves.
  • Her music video from Private Life was shot in a single take with no editing.

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