Jody Watley net worth

Jody Watley net worth

Net Worth: $4 Million

About Jody Watley

Jody Watley net worth

It has been estimated that the overall amount of Jody Watley net worth reaches 4 million dollars, according to the current calculations. She is a popular singer and songwriter and in the latest years, she has also started a career as a record producer. Thus, music has also served as the main source when it comes to increasing the overall estimate of Jody Watley net worth. Jody Watley is interested in quite a few music styles, such as RnB, pop, jazz, electronic soul and dance. In 1987, she was awarded the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Jody Watley is one of the MTV Video Music Awards most nominated female artists, which having six nominations for her music video called “Real Love”.
In 2008, Billboard magazine presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, Jody Watley was featured in the historic black issue of Vogue Italia. Jody Watley has stated that her biggest influences include singers, such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Prince, The Carpenters, Grace Jones and Roberta Flack. Also, she has been influenced by some jazz artists, such as Nancy Wilson.

Jody Watley was born in 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. When she was 8 years old, she appeared on stage for the first time next to Jackie Wilson, who is her godfather. When she was 14 years old, she began to appear on the TV show called “Soul Train”. She became one of the most popular performers on this show. In the period of 1977-1983, Jody Watley was appearing with the group called Shalamar. She appeared in a few albums and singles recorded with this group, such as “Dead Giveaway”, “A Night to Remember”, “The Second Time Around” and “For the Lover in You”. In 1983, she left the band because of consistent arguments.
After that, she moved to London, where she joined reggae band Musical Youth. She was signed to Phonogram Records, under which she released some songs, such as “Girls Night Out” and “Where the Boys Are”.
When she came back to the United States, Jody Watley got signed to MCA Records. In 1987, she released her debut album called “Jody Watley”. She wrote six songs included in her first album. The leading song from the album was called “Looking for a New Love” became popular and eventually was certified as gold. The sales of it, thus, have also added up to the overall size of Jody Watley net worth.
The album landed in the 10th place on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Also, it hit the top on the Billboard Hot R&B Albums Chart. Internationally, 4 million copies of her debut album were sold, with 2 million copies being sold in the United States alone. Thus, these album sales have also increased the overall sum of Jody Watley net worth. In 1988, Jody Watley became a winner of the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and was nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 1988 as well, she was nominated for three Soul Train Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards.

Now you have an idea why Jody Watley net worth is this huge

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