Jewell (singer)

Jewell Caples, known as Jewell (jew-ELL),[1][2] Ju-L, Jew'ell, Jewell Newton, is an American singer that has performed on multi-platinum R&B/Hip-Hop albums.

Birth nameJewell Caples
Also known asJu-L, Jewell Peyton, Jewell Curtis
Years active1987–2006
LabelsK-Tel (1987–1990)
Ruthless Records (1990–1992)
Death Row Records (1992–1999)

Jewell was signed to Death Row Records from 1992 to 1996.[citation needed] In 1994, she covered Shirley Brown's song "Woman to Woman" which reached 72nd on the Billboard Hot 100[citation needed], and peaked at #16 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs list.[3] She also released "Love or Lust," featured in Bill Duke's film, Deep Cover (mis-credited in movie end-credits as “Jewel”.[4] and is featured on two songs on the 1994 Above the Rim soundtrack.[5]

She has referred to herself and has been called "The First Lady of Death Row Records".[6][7]

In 2011, Jewell co-authored and self-published a memoir authored with Felicia St. Jean titled My Blood My Sweat My Tears,[8] notably encouraging rumors of Dr. Dre's homosexuality and of people involved with Tupac Shakur's murder.[9]

Appears onEdit

As Jewell CaplesEdit

  • "Back and Proud" (1991) by Bobby Jimmy and the Critters
  • "Muzical Madness" (1991) by Jimmy Z
  • "Are U Xperienced?" (1991) by Yomo and Maulkie
  • "Simply Poetry" (1992) by The Poetess

As JewellEdit

As Jewell PeytonEdit

  • "Jake Steeds Latest & the Greatest" (2001) by Jake Steed
  • "Until the end of Time" (2001) by 2Pac
  • "No Better Than This" (2001) by Won-G

As Ju-LEdit

  • "4Life Underground 'Vol 1"' (2003)
  • "Lyrical Terrorism" (2006) by Amir


  1. ^ Angi T (August 23, 2013). "Former first lady of Death Row Records Jewell Interview w/Angi T" – via YouTube.
  2. ^ "Jewell - Woman to Woman (Official Music Video)". Death Row Records – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "Chart History: Jewell". Retrieved October 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "Various - Deep Cover (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Discogs. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  5. ^ Murphy, Keith (March 22, 2019). "Is the Death Row music from Above the Rim the last great hip-hop soundtrack?". The Undefeated. ESPN Enterprises.
  6. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (December 15, 2019). "Dr. Dre: The Chronic". Pitchfork.
  7. ^ Hale, Andreas (December 12, 2012). "'The Chronic' Stars: Where Are They Now?". The Root.
  8. ^ "My Blood My Sweat My Tears". Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  9. ^ "Interview Time: Death Row Queen Jewell Speaks On Tupac Sex Tape, New Suge Documentry And Greg Kading's Murder Rap Claims". Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  • Larry Flick (December 17, 1994). "Single Reviews: Jewell; Woman to Woman". Billboard. Vol. 106 no. 51. p. 55.

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