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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.