Jody Watley Net Worth

Jody Watley Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jody Watley net worth is
$4 Million

Jody Watley Wiki Biography

Jody Vanessa Watley is known as Jody Watley in the music world. The talented woman is a singer and songwriter. She is also a record producer, pianist, dancer, actor and even a fashion model. How rich is such a multi tasking personality? It is announced, that Jody Watley net worth is estimated to be 4 million dollars. Jody Watley’s name is well known among Pop, Jazz, R&B, Dance and Electronic Soul music lovers. Jody Watley owns Grammy Award in category “Best New Artist” and together with Janet Jackson and Madonna she is one of the most nominated female singers ever in MTV Video Music Awards. Her „Real Love“ music video was nominated for sic times.

Jody Watley Net Worth $4 Million

Watley is known to be the first who set the trends and for dancing, style, video and music. Jody Watley is the pioneer singer in Pop/R&B. Jody Watley net worth was increased in 2008 as she received Lifetime Achievement Award and appeared on Vogue Italia. Her music is influenced by Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye and other famous artists.

Jody Vanessa Watley was born on 30 January in 1959, in Chicago. She started her career at the age of eight. When Jody was fourteen she debuted on the TV dancing show Soul Train. The successful appearance on the show brought her fame and opportunity to join R&B band Shalamar where she was performing for seven years. The work with the band was profitable for the singer. They have created US hits “Dead Giveaway”, “For The Lover In You”, “The Second Time Around” and “A Night To Remember”. Jody Watley was also a songwriter of several songs of Shalamar albums.

In 1987 Jody Watley signed a contract with MCA Records and released the album “Jody Watley”. It was a huge success adding a lot to the singer‘s net worth. The album contains single “Looking for a New Love” which was certified gold. With more than 4 million copies sold worldwide, it became number one on Billboard Hot R&B Albums Chart. Other well known and profitable work of Jody Watley is the album “Larger than Life” (1989) with singles such as “Real Love”, “Looking for a New Love” and “Everything”. The same year Jody was a model of the cover of the fashion magazine SPUR. Jody Vanessa Watley stayed involved with the fashion while releasing her next album and she made her style statements. Other famous works of the singer are “Affairs of the heart”, “Flower”, “Affection”, “Intimacy”, “Midnight Lounge”, “The makeover”.

Jody Watley is married to André Cymone who is also talented musician, singer, producer, songwriter and was a bass guitarist for recording artist Prince’s touring band. They have got two children, Lauren and Arie.

In short, Jody Vanessa Watley has a net worth of 4 million dollars and she has earned it throughout her whole life career as an ingenious musician trying different music genres such as R&B, Pop, Jazz and Electronic Soul. Jody is active in charity and social work. She agreed to sing in a concert whose purpose was to collect money for victims of earthquake in Malaysia.

Full NameJody Watley
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 30, 1959
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
ProfessionSinger, Record producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Fashion Model, Dancer, Actor
SpouseAndré Cymone
ChildrenArie Cymone, Lauren Watley
NicknamesJody Whatley , jody_watley , Watley, Jody , Jody Vanessa Watley
AwardsGrammy Award for Best New Artist, Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)
Record LabelsMCA Records, SOLAR, Atlantic, Giant Step Records, Avitone Records
AlbumsJody Watley (1987), Larger Than Life (1989), Affairs of the Heart (1991), Intimacy (1993), Affection (1995), Flower (1998), The Saturday Night Experience (1999), Midnight Lounge (2001), The Makeover (2006), Paradise EP (2014)
Music GroupsShalamar (1977 – 1984), Band Aid (1984)
NominationsAmerican Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards
MoviesMystery Men
TV Shows"Soul Train" (1967), Larger Than Life Tour (1989), The Intimate Tour (1993), Colors of Christmas (2002), Superfreestyle Freestyle Explosion (2015/2016)
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.
1Her mentor when she was young was the late Don Cornelius.
2Was with Don Cornelius at the Grammy Awards, before his suicide.
3Founded her own record label, Avitone Records, in 1995.
4Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Smokey Robinson and Angela Martinez, for TimeLife's "The Best of Soul Train" DVD collection. [2010]
5#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]
6Currently promoting the release of critically acclaimed "The Makeover" International Edition, released via Avitone/ADA-Global [November 2009]
7Popularized the phrase "Hasta La Vista Ba-by" in her hit "Looking For A New Love" before Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984).
8Recorded song with legendary film and television composer Henry Mancini.
9Has 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.
10Named One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.
11Named One of America's Ten Most Beautiful Women by Harper's Bazaar Magazine along with Michelle Pfeiffer.
12On 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.
13She has sold over 10 million albums and singles worldwide.
14Her 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.
15Along with Janet Jackson and Madonna, ranks as one of MTV Video Music Award's most nominated artist ever, with ten nominations.
16Was nominated for Best Music Video, Best Single and Best Album at the 1988 Soul Train Music Awards.
17Has two kids.
18Was a Soul Train (1971) dancer.
19Goddaughter of Jackie Wilson.
20Was a founding member of the 1970s disco group Shalamar.
21Won a Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist in 1987.
22Sang the pop hits "Looking for a New Love", "Don't You Want Me?", "Some Kind of Lover", "Real Love", "Friends" & "Everything".
23Is the first African-American woman to portray Betty Rizzo in the Broadway revival of "Grease".


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


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


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

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Unsung2010TV Series documentaryHerself (as Shalamar)

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