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Acclaimed singer, songwriter and actress, Grace Jones most recently released 'Hurricane,' a new album of original material, in 2010. Produced by Jones and Ivor Guest, 'Hurricane' has received widespread praise in the U.K. and Europe where it was released last year. The tracks "Williams' Blood" and "Corporate Cannibal" have emerged as hits, as has the new video for "Corporate Cannibal" directed by Nick Hooker. Last July, Jones performed in a new show at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Collaborating with acclaimed Academy Award-winning costume and production designer Eiko Ishioka, Jones debuted songs from the new album for U.S. audiences.

The shows received overwhelming praise from audiences and critics alike. Daily Variety wrote ."..a commanding Grace Jones provided a finely tuned display of humanity" and ."..the return of Jones was warm and uplifting." The LA Times ran the headline "Grace Jones bowls over the Bowl" and the New York Times reported that Jones was "lithe, fierce and solid." Rolling Stone wrote "So many performers are said to be larger than life, but the show biz cliché has never been truer than it is for Grace Jones...the crowd roared as if they'd seen the second coming."

Born in Jamaica before relocating to Syracuse, New York with her family, Grace Jones embarked on a successful career as a model in New York City and Paris. In 1977 Jones secured her first record deal resulting in a string of dance-club hits including "I Need A Man" and her acclaimed reinvention of Edith Piaf's classic "La Vie En Rose." The three disco albums she recorded, 'Portfolio' (1977), 'Fame' (1978) and 'Muse' (1979), generated considerable success in the market and established her as a major recording artist.

During this period Jones became a fixture on the international club scene and was often seen at New York City's famed nightclub Studio 54. Jones also became a muse to Andy Warhol who photographed her extensively and created a series of iconic portraits of her.

Towards the end of the 1970's Jones adapted the emerging New Wave music to create a different style for herself. Working with Island Records producers Chris Blackwell, Alex Sadkin and Compass Point All Stars, she recorded the critically acclaimed albums 'Warm Leatherette' (1980) and 'Nightclubbing' (1981). These included reimagining's of songs by Sting ("Demolition Man"), Iggy Pop and David Bowie ("Nightclubbing"), Roxy Music ("Love is the Drug"), Astor Piazzolla ("I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)") and Tom Petty ("Breakdown").

Both albums included tracks co-written by Jones herself including "A Rolling Stone," "Feel Up" and most notably, the post-disco dance track "Pull Up to the Bumper" which spent seven weeks as #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club play chart and became a Top 5 single on the U.S. R&B chart.

Parallel to her musical shift was an equally dramatic visual makeover, created in partnership with artist Jean-Paul Goode, with whom she had a son. Jones adapted a severe, androgynous look with square-cut hair and angular, padded clothes. The cover photographs of 'Nightclubbing' and 'Warm Leatherette' as well as her subsequent albums exemplified this new identity.

Jones' next release was the dub reggae-influenced 'Living My Life' (1982) which featured the self-penned hit "My Jamaican Guy." In 1985 she worked with Trevor Horn for the conceptual music collage "Slave to the Rhythm" and in 1986 she collaborated with Nile Rogers for 'Inside Story' which produced the Billboard 100 Hit, "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You"), one of several songs she co-wrote with Bruce Wooley. 'Bulletproof Heart' (1989) spawned the Number 1 U.S. Hot Dance Club Play hit "Love on Top of Love (Killer Kiss)" produced by C&C Music Factory's David Cole and Robert Clivilles.

Jones is equally famous for her motion picture roles in such features as "Conan the Destroyer" (1984) co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "A View to a Kill" (1985) co-starring Roger Moore as James Bond, the vampire thriller "Vamp" (in which Keith Haring famously painted her body for her role as an undead exotic dancer) and "Boomerang" (1992) co-starring Eddie Murphy (for which she recorded the song "7 Day Weekend"). Her television work includes appearances on "Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special" (1988), "Beastmaster" (1999) and "Shaka Zulu: The Citadel" (2001).

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Grace Jones Biography

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and actress, Grace Jones most recently released 'Hurricane,' a new album of original material, in 2010. Produced by Jones and Ivor Guest, 'Hurricane' has received widespread praise in the U.K. and Europe where it was released last year. The tracks "Williams' Blood" and "Corporate Cannibal" have emerged as hits, as has the new video for "Corporate Cannibal" directed by Nick Hooker. Last July, Jones performed in a new show at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Collaborating with acclaimed Academy Award-winning costume and production designer Eiko Ishioka, Jones debuted songs from the new album for U.S. audiences.

The shows received overwhelming praise from audiences and critics alike. Daily Variety wrote ."..a commanding Grace Jones provided a finely tuned display of humanity" and ."..the return of Jones was warm and uplifting." The LA Times ran the headline "Grace Jones bowls over the Bowl" and the New York Times reported that Jones was "lithe, fierce and solid." Rolling Stone wrote "So many performers are said to be larger than life, but the show biz cliché has never been truer than it is for Grace Jones...the crowd roared as if they'd seen the second coming."

Born in Jamaica before relocating to Syracuse, New York with her family, Grace Jones embarked on a successful career as a model in New York City and Paris. In 1977 Jones secured her first record deal resulting in a string of dance-club hits including "I Need A Man" and her acclaimed reinvention of Edith Piaf's classic "La Vie En Rose." The three disco albums she recorded, 'Portfolio' (1977), 'Fame' (1978) and 'Muse' (1979), generated considerable success in the market and established her as a major recording artist.

During this period Jones became a fixture on the international club scene and was often seen at New York City's famed nightclub Studio 54. Jones also became a muse to Andy Warhol who photographed her extensively and created a series of iconic portraits of her.

Towards the end of the 1970's Jones adapted the emerging New Wave music to create a different style for herself. Working with Island Records producers Chris Blackwell, Alex Sadkin and Compass Point All Stars, she recorded the critically acclaimed albums 'Warm Leatherette' (1980) and 'Nightclubbing' (1981). These included reimagining's of songs by Sting ("Demolition Man"), Iggy Pop and David Bowie ("Nightclubbing"), Roxy Music ("Love is the Drug"), Astor Piazzolla ("I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)") and Tom Petty ("Breakdown").

Both albums included tracks co-written by Jones herself including "A Rolling Stone," "Feel Up" and most notably, the post-disco dance track "Pull Up to the Bumper" which spent seven weeks as #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club play chart and became a Top 5 single on the U.S. R&B chart.

Parallel to her musical shift was an equally dramatic visual makeover, created in partnership with artist Jean-Paul Goode, with whom she had a son. Jones adapted a severe, androgynous look with square-cut hair and angular, padded clothes. The cover photographs of 'Nightclubbing' and 'Warm Leatherette' as well as her subsequent albums exemplified this new identity.

Jones' next release was the dub reggae-influenced 'Living My Life' (1982) which featured the self-penned hit "My Jamaican Guy." In 1985 she worked with Trevor Horn for the conceptual music collage "Slave to the Rhythm" and in 1986 she collaborated with Nile Rogers for 'Inside Story' which produced the Billboard 100 Hit, "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You"), one of several songs she co-wrote with Bruce Wooley. 'Bulletproof Heart' (1989) spawned the Number 1 U.S. Hot Dance Club Play hit "Love on Top of Love (Killer Kiss)" produced by C&C Music Factory's David Cole and Robert Clivilles.

Jones is equally famous for her motion picture roles in such features as "Conan the Destroyer" (1984) co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "A View to a Kill" (1985) co-starring Roger Moore as James Bond, the vampire thriller "Vamp" (in which Keith Haring famously painted her body for her role as an undead exotic dancer) and "Boomerang" (1992) co-starring Eddie Murphy (for which she recorded the song "7 Day Weekend"). Her television work includes appearances on "Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special" (1988), "Beastmaster" (1999) and "Shaka Zulu: The Citadel" (2001).

Grace Jones Videos

  • Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy (Official Music Video) - YouTube
    Official music video by Grace Jones performing "My Jamaican Guy". (P) & (C) 1982 Island Records Inc. More from Telegenics: Facebook ...
  • Grace Jones on Her 12-Year Documentary and Studio 54 Antics ...
    Grace Jones chats about the 12 years it took to make a documentary about her life, Bloodlight and Bami, and explains how a packed night at ...

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  • How to book Grace Jones?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Grace Jones for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Grace Jones, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Grace Jones or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Grace Jones?

    Booking fees for Grace Jones, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Grace Jones, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Grace Jones?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Grace Jones for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Grace Jones for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Grace Jones or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Grace Jones or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Grace Jones is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Grace Jones for your event is available upon request. Grace Jones generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are N. Hamilton-Smith, Ashley Hinshaw, Naomi Campbell, Louise Bourgoin and Molly Sims. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Grace Jones for an upcoming event.

Grace Jones Speaker Videos

  • Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy (Official Music Video) - YouTube
    Official music video by Grace Jones performing "My Jamaican Guy". (P) & (C) 1982 Island Records Inc. More from Telegenics: Facebook ...
    Grace Jones on Her 12-Year Documentary and Studio 54 Antics ...
    Grace Jones chats about the 12 years it took to make a documentary about her life, Bloodlight and Bami, and explains how a packed night at ...

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