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Jody Watley Net Worth

Jody Watley Net Worth is
$4 Million

Jody Watley Bio/Wiki 2017

Jody Watley is a well known and famous singer and songwriter with an estimated net worth of $4 million as of March 2013. Jody also specializes as a Record producer and is perceived globally as an iconic figure. Jody was also established as a trend setter who introduced music mixed from all genres.

Jody Watley Net Worth $4 Million

Jody has won a Grammy Award in the Best New Artist category. Jody rose to fame with her hit single “Real Love”. Born in Chicago, Jody had a passion and flair for singing. Jody gave her first performance on stage in a youthful age. Jody later moved to England and became involved with Musical Youth, which can be a reggae group.

JodyWatley famous works are “Matters of the heart”, “Familiarity”, “Affection”, “Flower”, “The Saturday night encounter”, “Midnight Lounge” and “The makeover”. JodyWatley accomplishments don’t end at singing. She’s also involved in charity work in addition to social work. Jody accepted the invitation to perform in a concert that was planned to receive funds for earthquake victims in Malaysia.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJody Watley
Date Of BirthJanuary 30, 1959
Height1.7 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Actor, Dancer, Singer, Fashion Model, Songwriter, Pianist, Don't You Want Me, Looking For A New Love, Some Kind Of Lover, Chicago, IL, United States, Niagara Falls, NY, United States, New York, NY, United States
NationalityAmerican
SpouseAndré Cymone
ChildrenLauren Watley, Arie Cymone, Don't You Want Me, Looking For A New Love, Some Kind Of Lover, Chicago, IL, United States, Niagara Falls, NY, United States, New York, NY, United States
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AwardsGrammy Award for Best New Artist
Music GroupsShalamar, Band Aid, Don't You Want Me, Looking For A New Love, Some Kind Of Lover, Chicago, IL, United States, Niagara Falls, NY, United States, New York, NY, United States
NominationsMTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Electronic Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Female, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Female, Don't You Want Me, Looking For A New Love, Some Kind Of Lover, Chicago, IL, United States, Niagara Falls, NY, United States, New York, NY, United States
MoviesMystery Men


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Founded her own record label, Avitone Records, in 1995.
2Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Smokey Robinson and Angela Martinez, for TimeLife's "The Best of Soul Train" DVD collection.
3#1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play week ending June 16, 2007 with a cover of Chic's "I Want Your Love." [June 2007]
4Currently promoting the release of critically acclaimed "The Makeover" International Edition, released via Avitone/ADA-Global [November 2009]
5Popularized the phrase "Hasta La Vista Ba-by" in her hit "Looking For A New Love" before Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984).
6Recorded song with legendary film and television composer Henry Mancini.
7Has had a total of 32 Top Ten Singles since 1987 to date in 2009 in a diverse range of genres from Pop, R&B, Dance and Adult Contemporary.
8Named One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.
9Named One of America's Ten Most Beautiful Women by Harper's Bazaar Magazine along with Michelle Pfeiffer.
10On March 3, 1990, her platinum-selling album "Larger Than Life" was nominated for a NARM Award for Best Selling Black Music Album / Female, against Janet Jackson, Karyn White and Anita Baker.
11She has sold over 10 million albums and singles worldwide.
12Her debut album hit #1 on 3 weeks on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart and sold over 2 million copies in the US, the lead single "Looking For A New Love", was nominated for a Grammy and also reached #1. The album also included the hits "Still A Thrill" (#3 R&B), "Don't You Want Me" (#3 R&B), "Most Of All" (#11 R&B) and "Some Kind Of Lover" (#4 R&B). She ranks at the #144 most successful R&B artist of all time according to Billboard Magazine.
13Along with Janet Jackson and Madonna, ranks as one of MTV Video Music Award's most nominated artist ever, with ten nominations.
14Was nominated for Best Music Video, Best Single and Best Album at the 1988 Soul Train Music Awards.
15Has two kids.
16Was a Soul Train (1971) dancer.
17Goddaughter of Jackie Wilson.
18Was a founding member of the 1970s disco group Shalamar.
19Won a Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist in 1987.
20Sang the pop hits "Looking for a New Love", "Don't You Want Me?", "Some Kind of Lover", "Real Love", "Friends" & "Everything".
21Is the first African-American woman to portray Betty Rizzo in the Broadway revival of "Grease".


Quotes

#Quote
1I'm more interested in broadening my creative boundaries and issuing lasting messages of substance than in having record breaking sales.
2I don't want to be a singer who just makes dance records.
3I'm an entertainer and I love to dance, but I've never done major choreography before. If I have a big fear, it's the hand jive routine.
4When you say pioneer, I think cowboy boots, horse and covered wagons, but yeah I guess so.
5I wanted to be a singer when I was 5 years old. But when I was making a new album - kind of before, I listened to a lot of music from the 1970s and everything and every time I listen to albums that Marvin Gaye was going on, a lot of his records--like Stevie Wonder and Isaac Hayes, and I was thinking about the kind of music that James Brown was kind of making, not just to get up and do your thing, but, "Say it Loud and Proud - Stay in School, get an education!"
6[In 1993] There are a lot of romantic things that I like to talk about, too, and those things really talking about more intimate things, that's real hard sometimes, and you might want something--be afraid to ask.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mo'Nique ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lost & Found1999/Iwriter: "Real Love"
Doctor Dolittle1998performer: "Lovin' You So"
Melrose Place1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 902101993TV Series performer - 1 episode
White Men Can't Jump1992performer: "LET ME MAKE IT UP TO YOU TONIGHT"
Switch1991performer: "It's All There"
Red Hot and Blue1990TV Movie performer: "After You, Who?"
Doogie Howser, M.D.TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
Nick Knight1989TV Movie performer: "Real Love" - uncredited

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mystery Men1999Disco Girl
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesMusical Guest
Bananas1982TV SeriesSinger

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon2012TV MovieHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHerself - Performer
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Rock Docs2010TV SeriesHerself
Unsung2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Catch 212009TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Live with Kelly and Michael2006TV SeriesHerself / Musical Guest
Work Out2006TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHerself
Babyface: A Collection of Hit Videos2001VideoHerself (segment "This Is For The Lover The In You")
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHerself
ABC Afterschool Specials1992-1994TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV SeriesHerself
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Soul Train1980-1993TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Guest / Guest
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987-1992TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Red Hot and Blue1990TV MovieHerself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Dance to Fitness1990VideoHerself
The 1989 Annual MTV Video Music Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
House of Style1989TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
1987 Power Hits: New Year's Eve Countdown1987TV SpecialHerself
New American Bandstand 19651979-1987TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1982TV SeriesHerself
The Best Hit USA2016TV SeriesHerself
One on One with Jasper Cole2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung2010TV Series documentaryHerself (as Shalamar)
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