Grace Jones
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"Grace Jones" is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, model, record producer, and actress. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised by her grandparents. At 13 she moved with her siblings to their parents' home in Syracuse, New York. Jones started out as a model, initially in New York state, then in Paris, working for Yves Saint Laurent (designer)/Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle (magazine)/Elle, Vogue (magazine)/Vogue, and Stern (magazine)/Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer.

In 1977 Jones secured a record deal with Island Records; with the aid of Compass Point All Stars she moved into New wave music/new wave in 1980. She scored Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart with "Pull Up to the Bumper", "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)/I've Seen That Face Before", "Private Life", "Slave to the Rhythm (Grace Jones song)/Slave to the Rhythm" and "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)/I'm Not Perfect". Her albums include Warm Leatherette (album)/Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (Grace Jones album)/Nightclubbing (1981), and Slave to the Rhythm (album)/Slave to the Rhythm (1985).

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