Jody Watley Biography
Jody Watley is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and artist whose music crosses genres including pop, R&B, jazz, dance, and electronic soul. she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987, and has been nominated for three Grammy awards. She made her first stage appearance at age eight, Watley got her professional start on the TV dance show Soul Train at the age of fourteen.
Jody Watley Parents | Siblings
Jody made her very first stage appearance at age of eight along with her family as well as godfather Jackie Wilson. Her father was gospel radio show host and minister. Shortly after her birth, her family relocated to Los Angeles. Her younger sister is singer and former adult movie actress Michele Watley, better known as Midori.
Jody Watley Age
Watley was born on January 30, 1959 with the birth sign Aquarius in Chicago, Illinois as Jody Vanessa Watley with a black ethnicity but an American nationality. She is now 60 years of age as of 2019.
Jody Watley Net Worth
Jody Watley has accumulated her net worth through her many musical talents being a Record producer, Actor, Dancer, Singer, Fashion Model, Songwriter, Pianist. She is considered to be one of the defining iconic artists of the 1980s whose music includes a palette of various genres from Pop, R&B to Jazz, and Electronic Soul. She has an estimated networth of $6 million.
Jody Watley Husband | Is Jody Watley Married Now?| Jody Watley Children
She was the former wife of André Cymone is an American bassist, songwriter and record producer. He was a bass guitarist for recording artist Prince’s touring band, pre-revolution who began her solo career in 1981. His song, The Dance Electric, reached number ten on the R&B charts. She divorced her husband after living together for eight years and is believed to be currently single as of 2019. She is a mother of two children, Arie and Lauren who she begot with his former husband Andre.Jody Watley Photo
Jody Watley Height
She is cited as one of the top 50 beautiful women in USA possessing a dark brown eye colour with a black hair colour and a slim body build/fit. She stands at a decent amazing height of 5 feet and 7 inches which matches with her great weight that has not yet been revealed but will soon be updated.
Jody Watley Nominations and Awards
In 2008, she was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard magazine, and was also prominently featured in the historic black issue of Vogue Italia in 2008. Her early music influences are Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, The Carpenters, Roberta Flack, Prince, Grace Jones and various jazz artists including Nancy Wilson.
Billboard ranked her as the 21st most successful dance artist of all-time in December 2016 and in 2017 Black Music Honors TV special recognized Watley as Crossover Music Icon Honoree for her groundbreaking achievements and influence. Billboard also ranked her in August 2018 as one of the top female artists of all-time, at number 53.
Jody Watley Paradise and Shalamar Reloaded
On July 28, 2014, the EP “Paradise” was released through Watley’s longtime Avitone label, digital outlets through her official website the EP contains the single Nightlife, along with 5 new songs and collaborations with Mark de Clive Lowe.
Watley, a well documented original member of Shalamar became the legal registered owner though not without challenge Watley would state that the term Reloaded was to make sure the public knew this was not a reunion with past members and that she found the challenge exciting to rebrand the group bringing it to a new generation while finally finding a way to bring both catalogs together for a changing concert experience.
Jody Watley Albums
Some of the studio albums that she has are Jody Watley, Larger Than Life, Affairs of the Heart ,Intimacy, Affection ,Flower ,The Saturday Night Experience ,Midnight Lounge,The Makeover
Jody Watley Quotes
- Passion has always been important to me. That won’t change. What changes in a woman’s perspective. I mean, I have two kids now. I’m a single parent balancing motherhood and my career. That changes the equation.
- When you’re a girl, passion can dominate the equation, but as you grow up relationships evolve. Mad passion can grab you at first, but it can’t last forever.
- In some cases I feel like they haven’t appreciated enough that growing up doesn’t mean boring and old and not full of life. I like to talk about that also.
- Eventually you can get into the nuts and bolts of reality: nurturing, caring, and getting along.
- When you’re a girl, passion can dominate the equation, but as you grow up relationships evolve. Mad passion can grab you at first, but it cant last forever.