Jody Watley Net Worth

Jody Watley is famous for TOP songs. This singer has written many songs about love, life, struggle and everything else that people laugh, nod their head or cry to. Jody Watley is a Singer, Record producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Fashion Model, Dancer, Actor from American. Receiving domestic and worldwide recognition, Jody Watley can still be labelled a family person due to close relationships with unknown, Arie Cymone, Lauren Watley Midori unknown. Of course it is hard to divide time between family matters and being an awesome singer, but Jody Watley manages to do that. But what about money? Does being a singer pays off? Sure thing, because Jody Watley has a net worth of $4 Million.

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  • Full Name: Jody Watley
  • Net Worth: $4 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 30, 1959
  • Place Of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
  • Profession: Singer, Record producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Fashion Model, Dancer, Actor
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: André Cymone
  • Children: Arie Cymone, Lauren Watley
  • Siblings: Midori
  • Nicknames: Jody Whatley , jody_watley , Watley, Jody , Jody Vanessa Watley
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  • Awards: Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)
  • Record Labels: MCA Records, SOLAR, Atlantic, Giant Step Records, Avitone Records
  • Albums: Jody 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 Groups: Shalamar (1977 – 1984), Band Aid (1984)
  • Nominations: American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards
  • Movies: Mystery Men
  • TV Shows: “Soul Train” (1967), Larger Than Life Tour (1989), The Intimate Tour (1993), Colors of Christmas (2002), Superfreestyle Freestyle Explosion (2015/2016)


  • I’m more interested in broadening my creative boundaries and issuing lasting messages of substance than in having record breaking sales.
  • I don’t want to be a singer who just makes dance records.
  • I’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.
  • When you say pioneer, I think cowboy boots, horse and covered wagons, but yeah I guess so.
  • I 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!”
  • [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.


  • Her mentor when she was young was the late Don Cornelius.
  • Was with Don Cornelius at the Grammy Awards, before his suicide.
  • Founded her own record label, Avitone Records, in 1995.
  • Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Smokey Robinson and Angela Martinez, for TimeLife’s “The Best of Soul Train” DVD collection. [2010]
  • #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]
  • Currently promoting the release of critically acclaimed “The Makeover” International Edition, released via Avitone/ADA-Global [November 2009]
  • Popularized the phrase “Hasta La Vista Ba-by” in her hit “Looking For A New Love” before Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984).
  • Recorded song with legendary film and television composer Henry Mancini.
  • Has 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.
  • Named One of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.
  • Named One of America’s Ten Most Beautiful Women by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine along with Michelle Pfeiffer.
  • On 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.
  • She has sold over 10 million albums and singles worldwide.
  • Her 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.
  • Along with Janet Jackson and Madonna, ranks as one of MTV Video Music Award’s most nominated artist ever, with ten nominations.
  • Was nominated for Best Music Video, Best Single and Best Album at the 1988 Soul Train Music Awards.
  • Has two kids.
  • Was a Soul Train (1971) dancer.
  • Goddaughter of Jackie Wilson.
  • Was a founding member of the 1970s disco group Shalamar.
  • Won a Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist in 1987.
  • Sang the pop hits “Looking for a New Love”, “Don’t You Want Me?”, “Some Kind of Lover”, “Real Love”, “Friends” & “Everything”.
  • Is the first African-American woman to portray Betty Rizzo in the Broadway revival of “Grease”.


Title Year Status Character
The Mo’Nique Show TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2011 writer – 1 episode, 2011
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Lost & Found 1999/I writer: “Real Love”
Doctor Dolittle 1998 performer: “Lovin’ You So”
Melrose Place 1993 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 90210 1993 TV Series performer – 1 episode
White Men Can’t Jump 1992 performer: “LET ME MAKE IT UP TO YOU TONIGHT”
Switch 1991 performer: “It’s All There”
Red Hot and Blue 1990 TV Movie performer: “After You, Who?”
Doogie Howser, M.D. TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1989 writer – 1 episode, 1989
Nick Knight 1989 TV Movie performer: “Real Love” – uncredited
Title Year Status Character
Mystery Men 1999 Disco Girl
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995 TV Series Musical Guest
Bananas 1982 TV Series Singer
Title Year Status Character
2012 Soul Train Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon 2012 TV Movie Herself
RuPaul’s Drag Race 2011 TV Series Herself – Guest Judge
Way Black When: Primetime 2011 TV Series Herself – Performer
The Mo’Nique Show 2011 TV Series Herself
VH1 Rock Docs 2010 TV Series Herself
Unsung 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Catch 21 2009 TV Series Herself – Celebrity Contestant
Live with Kelly and Michael 2006 TV Series Herself / Musical Guest
Work Out 2006 TV Series Herself
I Love the ’80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Herself
Babyface: A Collection of Hit Videos 2001 Video Herself (segment “This Is For The Lover The In You”)
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
The Daily Show 1998 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Herself
ABC Afterschool Specials 1992-1994 TV Series Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1994 TV Series Herself
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself – Presenter
Soul Train 1980-1993 TV Series documentary Herself / Herself – Guest / Guest
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1992 TV Special Herself – Presenter
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1987-1992 TV Series Herself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself – Presenter
Red Hot and Blue 1990 TV Movie Herself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 TV Special Herself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards 1990 TV Special Herself
Dance to Fitness 1990 Video Herself
The 1989 Annual MTV Video Music Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
House of Style 1989 TV Series Herself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 TV Special Herself – Presenter
20th NAACP Image Awards 1988 TV Special Herself – Presenter
1987 Power Hits: New Year’s Eve Countdown 1987 TV Special Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1979-1987 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1982 TV Series Herself
The Best Hit USA 2016 TV Series Herself
One on One with Jasper Cole 2016 TV Series Herself – Co-Host
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Unsung 2010 TV Series documentary Herself (as Shalamar)


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