What is Kandy Johnson Isley Famous for? Her Age, Husband, Wiki

Who is Kandy Johnson Isley? Half

Kandy is an American R&B singer, best known for being half of the duo JS, and for being the wife of Ron Isley, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

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Kandy Johnson Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Kandy Johnson was born on 24 February 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She grew up with two sisters named Krystal and Kim Johnson, who shared her passion for singing from an early age. The details about her parents are unknown, including their names and professions. Kandy matriculated from high school in 1995, and furthered her education at Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, completing her degree in music and communications in 1997.

Career in Music as JS Band Member

Kandy began singing professionally in 1989 and embarked on a successful career in the music industry by forming the group JS, with her two sisters. They started singing in church, and toured with gospel artists such as Andrae Crouch and Shirley Caesar. However, Krystal left after starting a romantic relationship with Earth, Wind & Fire member Philip Bailey.

JS devolved into a duo with Kim and Kandy, and in 2001, signed with DreamWorks Records, a former division of DreamWorks Pictures, later acquired by Universal Music Group. Under the management of Ronald Isley. JS contributed to The Isley Brothers’ albums “Eternal” (2001) and “Body Kiss” (2003).

JS’s only album, “Ice Cream”, was released on 29 July 2003, including hit singles such as “Ice Cream” and “Love Angel”. Despite debuting at No. 33 on the Billboard 200, the album achieved a subpar commercial performance, which JS attributed to the alleged lack of promotion and support from their label, which was undergoing a merger with Geffen Records at the time.

JS ceased to exist after the 46th Annual Grammy Awards – Kim ventured into background vocals for artists such as Nelly, Rod Stewart, and Jamie Foxx. Meanwhile, Kandy, who had already married her mentor Ronald Isley in 2005, continued her musical journey, contributing background vocals to The Isley Brothers’ “Baby Makin’ Music”, and Ronald Isley’s solo debut, “Mr. I”, released in late 2010.

In 2020, Kim and Kandy reunited as the duo “Kim & Kandy,” inspired by the success of sibling groups such as Chloe x Halle. Under this alias, they released the single “Free” and a holiday music extended play (EP) entitled “Christmas with Kim & Kandy”.

Other Projects

In addition to her time with JS, Kandy Johnson Isley has collaborated with notable figures such as Barbra Streisand, and supported Erykah Badu in live performances. She also contributed vocals to the One World theme song.

Expanding beyond her work with JS, Kandy has been involved in solo and collaborative releases. Notably, she released the song “Free”, addressing social issues related to the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

Beyond music, Kandy has shared her expertise in fashion and beauty. In 2011, she served as a fashion and beauty expert for Fox News, providing insights in these areas.

 

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Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Kandy Johnson Isley’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million as of late 2023.

Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children, Controversy

Kandy Johnson Isley and Ronald Isley welcomed their son, Ronald Isley, Jr., in December 2007. Their journey together saw challenges, including Ron Isley’s health issues, notably a stroke in 2004, and complications related to tax troubles.

However, the couple faced criticisms, mainly concerning the significant age gap between them. Accusations of Kandy being a “gold digger” circulated, casting a shadow over their relationship. In response, Kandy addressed these speculations with positivity, highlighting Ron’s romantic gestures and the genuine nature of their connection.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Kandy Johnson Isley has blonde hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), weighs approximately 130lbs (58kgs), with vital statistics of 36-26-36, and bra size 34B.

Kandy Johnson Isley’s Husband, Ronald Isley Short Bio

Ronald Isley, born on 21 May 1941 to Sallye Bernice and O’Kelly Isley Sr., was the third of six brothers. His early exposure to music was in church, at the age of two. His talent earned him recognition, winning a $25 war bond at a young age. Ronald’s early teens saw him singing with his brothers on church tours, and making TV appearances on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour.

In 1957, at the age of 16, Ronald and his elder brothers O’Kelly and Rudy moved to New York to pursue a music career. They signed a major deal with RCA Records in 1959, releasing their debut single “Shout”.

In 1969, Isle, along with his brothers reformed T-Neck Records, seeking more control over their music production. The group’s style evolved with the addition of Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, and Chris Jasper in 1973. Ronald continued the Isley Brothers legacy after Kelly Isley died in 1986, and Rudy Isley’s departure in 1989.

Ronald’s solo career gained momentum with duets such as “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)” with Rod Stewart in 1990. In 2003, he released the solo album “Here I Am: Bacharach Meets Isley”. His first solo album, “Mr. I”, debuted in 2010, reaching number 50 on the Billboard 200.

Recognized for his enduring contribution to music, Ronald Isley received a “Legend Award” at the 2010 Soul Train Music Awards. His second solo album, “This Song Is For You”, released in 2013, garnered a nomination at the Soul Train Music Awards. In 2014, he made a cameo in Kendrick Lamar’s “i” music video.

Ronald Isley’s impact spans decades, with his singles appearing on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1950s to the 2000s. In 1992, he was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Isley Brothers, solidifying his status as a music legend.

According to sources, Ronald Isley’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, as of late 2023.

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