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Ronald Isley

Biography

R&B vocalist best know because the business lead singer of family members music group The Isley Brothers. At age three, he received a $25 battle bond for performing inside a competition. He started carrying out gospel music on stage at age group seven. Using the Isley Brothers, he obtained thirteen #1 albums between 1974 and 2006. He previously three children along with his 1st wife Angela Winbush; he wedded his second wife, Kandy Johnson, in 2005. He performed the track “Contagious” with R. Kelly.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ronald Isley
Date Of Birth May 21, 1941
Place Of Birth Cincinnati, OH
Profession R&B Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Kandy Johnson Isley, Angela Winbush
Children Trenisha Isley, Ronald Isley Jr., Tawanna Isley
Parents Sallye Bernice, O'Kelly Isley, Sr.
Siblings Ernie Isley, O'Kelly Isley Jr., Rudolph Isley, Marvin Isley
Awards Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album - Group, Band or Duo, Soul Train Music Special Male Legend Music Award
Music Groups The Isley Brothers
Nominations Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Soul Train Music Award for Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Group, Band or Duo, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Song
Movies Bang! The Bert Berns Story
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1 He and the Isley Brothers were nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performance Arts Category.
2 He and the Isley Brothers were nominated in the 2014 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Entertainment Category.
3 Announced with his new wife, Kandy, that they expecting a child in January 2007.
4 Brother of Ernie Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Marvin Isley and Rudolph Isley.
5 Frequently collaborates with R. Kelly.
6 Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Isley Brothers) in 1992.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Code Name: The Cleaner 2007 writer: "That Lady"
Freedom Writers 2007 "Hip Hop Hooray"
Music Within 2007 writer: "It's Your Thing"
30 Rock 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Departed 2006 writer: "Nobody But Me" 1963
The Sentinel 2006 writer: "Fight the Power, Part 1"
ATL 2006 writer: "At Your Best You Are Love"
Big Momma's House 2 2006 writer: "It's Your Thing"
Just Friends 2005/I writer: "Hip Hop Hooray"
Karaoke Revolution Party 2005 Video Game "Truth Is"
The Man 2005 writer: "It's a New Thing It's Your Thing"
Wedding Crashers 2005 writer: "Shout" 1959
Rebound 2005 writer: "Take Me to the Next Phase Part 1 & 2 Ignorants featuring Dead Rabbits"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Between The Sheets", "It Was A Good Day"
Mosca y Smith en el Once 2004 TV Mini-Series writer: "Pop That Thang", "It's Your Thing"
Taxi 2004/I writer: "Fight the Power"
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 writer: "That Lady"
According to Jim 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Bounce 2004 writer: "It's Your Thing"
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 2004 Video Game writer: "Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down"
Radio 2003 writer: "That Lady" 1964
Runaway Jury 2003 writer: "It's Your Thing"
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003 writer: "Nobody But Me"
The Bernie Mac Show 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
What a Girl Wants 2003 writer: "Shout"
Old School 2003 performer: "Down Low Nobody Has To Know"
Biker Boyz 2003 performer: "Big Business" - as Ron Isley / writer: "Big Business"
Stars in Their Eyes Kids 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
9/11 2002 TV Movie documentary writer: "Work to Do"
Ally McBeal 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bring It On 2001 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Recess: School's Out 2001 writer: "Nobody But Me"
The Ladies Man 2000 "That Lady"
Next Friday 2000 performer: "Make Your Body Sing" / writer: "Make Your Body Sing" - as R. Isley
Futurama 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boys Don't Cry 1999 writer: "That Lady 'Part 1'"
Muppets from Space 1999 writer: "It's Your Thing"
Life 1999/I performer: "Speechless"
10 Things I Hate About You 1999 writer: "I Know"
Regine: R2K 1999 Video documentary writer: "For The Love Of You"
Safe Men 1998 writer: "Shake Your Thing", "It's Your Thing"
BASEketball 1998 writer: "Nobody But Me"
La vida en el aire 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Out of Sight 1998 writer: "Fight the Power Part 2", "It's Your Thing"
Ride 1998 writer: "Big Poppa"
Breast Men 1997 TV Movie writer: "That Lady Parts 1 & 2"
She's the One 1996 writer: "That Lady"
Spy Hard 1996 writer: "Shout"
Girls Town 1996 writer: "Biggest Part of Me"
Friday 1995 writer: "Tryin' to See Another Day" - as R. Isley
Milk Money 1994 "Shout It Out"
There Goes My Baby 1994 writer: "Shout"
Guarding Tess 1994 writer: "Shout"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1991-1994 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Poetic Justice 1993 writer: "Bonita Applebum", "Between the Sheets"
Stars in Their Eyes 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blood In, Blood Out 1993 writer: "That Lady"
Bébé's Kids 1992 performer: "Deeper" / producer: "Deeper" - as Ron Isley
Sister Act 1992 writer: "Shout"
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991 writer: "Work to Do"
The Wonder Years 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coupe de Ville 1990 writer: "Shout"
Quantum Leap 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Limit Up 1989 writer: "Shout"
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 1988 writer: "Shout"
Top of the Pops 1979-1986 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound 1983 TV Movie documentary writer: "Shout"
The Wanderers 1979 writer: "Shout - Part 1"
Animal House 1978 writer: "Shout"
Sanford and Son 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Best on Record 1970 TV Special writer: "It's Your Thing"
Hollywood a Go Go 1965-1966 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Big T.N.T. Show 1966 Documentary writer: "Shout"
Shindig! 1964-1965 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Go-Go Bigbeat 1965 Documentary writer: "Shout"
Seaside Swingers 1964 "Nobody But Me"
UK Swings Again 1964 Short writer: "Shout"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Brooklyn Banker 2016 writer: "Who's That Lady?"
The Mavericks 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sausage Party 2016 writer: "It's Your Thing"
American Crime Story 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Legends of Tomorrow 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dirty Grandpa 2016 writer: "It Was a Good Day"
How to Be Single 2016 writer: "i"
Stonewall 2015 writer: "It's Your Thing"
The Intern 2015/I writer: "i"
The Mindy Project 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dope 2015 writer: "Hip Hip Hooray"
Saturday Night Live 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kendrick Lamar: I 2014 Video short writer: "I"
The Falling 2014 writer: "It's Your Thing"
Love, Rosie 2014 writer: "Hip Hop Hooray"
Sex Tape 2014 writer: "It Was A Good Day"
Think Like a Man Too 2014 writer: "Between the Sheets"
22 Jump Street 2014 writer: "Drop Girl"
Dancing with the Stars 2009-2014 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards 2014 TV Special writer: "Age Ain't A Factor"
Ride Along 2014 writer: "It Was A Good Day"
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 writer: "Hip Hop Hooray"
The Heat 2013/I writer: "Fight the Power Part 1 & 2"
Blood Ties 2013/I writer: "Take Inventory"
Glee 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Voice UK 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
In a World... 2013 writer: "It Was A Good Day"
Animal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster or Two 2012 Documentary writer: "Shout"
What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012 writer: "Big Poppa"
Lilyhammer TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary writer: "It Was A Good Day"
The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "Who's That Lady"
We Bought a Zoo 2011 writer: "Work to Do"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hellcats 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special performer: "Medley: Between the Sheets; What I Miss The Most", "Shout" / writer: "Voyage to Atlantis", "That Lady", "For the Love of You Part 1 & 2", " At Your Best You Are Love", "Footsteps In the Dark", "Medley: Between the Sheets; What I Miss The Most", "Shout"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Runaway 2010/I Short writer: "Power" - uncredited
The Simpsons 2007-2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright 2009 Video writer: "Shout"
America's Got Talent 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Private Practice 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
La Mission 2009 writer: "Fight the Power"
Good Hair 2009 Documentary writer: "It's Your Thing"
Notorious 2009 writer: "Big Poppa"
The X Factor 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pineapple Express 2008 writer: "Tha Crossroads"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: "Footsteps in the Dark" - as R. Rudolph
It Takes Two 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chuck 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superbad 2007 writer: "Big Poppa"
[email protected] 2007 Documentary writer: "Shout"
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Pride 2007 writer: "IT'S YOUR THING"
Norbit 2007 writer: "Between the Sheets"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ronald Isley: The Making of Mr. I 2010 TV Movie Ron Isley
Summer Breeze: The Isley Brothers Greatest Hits Live 2005 TV Movie Lead Vocals
R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection 2003 Video Mr. Biggs (segment "Down Low")
The Steve Harvey Show 1996-2001 TV Series Pretty Tony
The Jamie Foxx Show 1998 TV Series Rev. Leroy Bullock

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Green Day: Bullet in a Bible 2005 Video documentary composer: song "Shout"
Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium 1990 TV Special documentary composer: song "Shout"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Your Thing 1970 Documentary producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bang! The Bert Berns Story 2016 Documentary Himself
23rd Annual Trumpet Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Honoree
One Christmas 2013 TV Special Himself
2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Being: Ronald Isley 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (2012)
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon 2012 TV Movie Himself
19th Annual Trumpet Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Honoree
Tavis Smiley 2010 TV Series Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2007 TV Special Himself (as The Isley Brothers)
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher 2006 TV Series Himself
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special 2005 TV Special Himself / Performer
Soundstage 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The South Bank Show 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1988-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003 TV Series Himself
The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin 2003 TV Special Performer
3rd Annual BET Awards 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
33rd NAACP Image Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter
2001 Lady of Soul Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Performer
Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1994 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989-1992 TV Series Himself
Rod Stewart: Storyteller 1984-1991 1991 Video Himself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Performer
It's Your Thing 1970 Documentary Himself
Shindig! 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1964 TV Series Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1964 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John Lennon: Love Is All You Need 2010 Video documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Kendrick Lamar (artist)
· Bilal (featured artist)
· George Clinton (featured artist)
· James Edward Fauntleroy (featured artist)
· Marlanna Evans (featured artist)
· Snoop Dogg (featured artist)
· Thundercat (featured artist/producer)
· Anna Wise (featured artist)
· Tay Arnold (producer)
· Boi-1da (producer)
· Flying Lotus (producer)
· Tommy Black (producer)
· Koz (producer)
· Terrace Martin (producer)
· Rahki (producer)
· Sounwave (producer)
· Pharrell Williams (producer)
· Derek Ali (engineer/mixer)
· Thomas Burns (engineer/mixer)
· J
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Kendrick Lamar (artist)
· Bilal (featured artist)
· George Clinton (featured artist)
· James Edward Fauntleroy (featured artist)
· Marlanna Evans (featured artist)
· Snoop Dogg (featured artist)
· Thundercat (featured artist/producer)
· Anna Wise (featured artist)
· Boi-1da (producer)
· Larrance Dobson (producer)
· Flying Lotus (producer)
· Tommy Black (producer)
· Knxwledge (producer)
· Koz (producer)
· Terrace Martin (producer)
· Rahki (producer)
· Sounwave (producer)
· Pharrell Williams (producer)
· Derek Ali (engineer/mixer)
· Thoma


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