About Jody Watley

Jody Watley is a Grammy Award winning innovative music maker, a style-forging pioneer in music, dance, video, fashion and style. With 32 Top Ten Singles and 13 No. 1 Singles in the Pop, R and B and Dance music genres over the past three decades including such classics as “Looking For A New Love,” "Don't You Want Me" and the groundbreaking collaboration with Eric B and Rakim “Friends” the first multi-format crossover single to blend Pop R&B/ and Hip-Hop Rap with the customized 16 bar verses specifically written for the song, and a subsequent popular format in commercial music. Watley remains one of MTV's most nominated artists for her fashion forward "Real Love" directed by Oscar nominee David Fincher. With a a Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard Magazine, and countless accolades Jody has consistently broken new ground in music, video and fashion and is also one of the first artists in the modern era to be featured in trendsetting ad campaigns and cross marketing paving the way for a future generation of female artists. Visit her website for full bio http://www.jodywatley.net

Jody Watley Life Musings and Paradise

“A Night of Timeless R&B” in Philadelphia on November 15, 2014 was a lot of fun. Doing the new show and it’s blend of classics making them feel new again and the what’s now of PARADISE is energizing. The ladies are enthralled with new addition Paul’Micael Bair handling the male leads of SHALAMAR ™ reminiscent to some of a young El Debarge mixed with Justin Timberlake – while for my ears having his own developing style. It’s really hit packed and energetic from start to finish which ends with some of my own signature solo hits. I met some super people like Brian Walmer who is continuously supportive of the new music, Patty Jackson from WDAS and radio personality Muthaknows. Put your hands in the air doesn’t need much prompting. Good vibes all around.

Jody Watley LIVE onstage at The Tower Theater. Collage by Brian Walmer

Jody Watley LIVE onstage at The Tower Theater. Collage by Brian Walmer

Jody Watley and Brian Walmer backstage. I love my fans and always try to show ,my appreciation.

Jody Watley and Brian Walmer backstage. I love my fans and always try to show ,my appreciation.

 

Patty Jackson of WDAS and Jody Watley Tower Theater 2014

Patty Jackson of WDAS and Jody Watley Tower Theater 2014

Jody Watley and MuthaKnows of Philly's Power 99 Rise & Grind Crew

Jody Watley in PARADISE T and MuthaKnows of Philly’s Power 99 Rise & Grind Crew

Paul'Michael Bair,  Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Eric McCoy and John "Havic" Gregory backstage Tower Theater 2014

Paul’Michael Bair, Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley in metallic eyes T, Eric McCoy and John “Havic” Gregory backstage Tower Theater 2014

 

Jody Watley and vocalist PaulMichael Bair (Jody Watley featuring SHALAMAR ™ ) - good vibes.

Jody Watley and vocalist PaulMichael Bair (Jody Watley featuring SHALAMAR ™ ) the ladies and gents are loving him already  – good vibes, young and soulful, fresh energy.

Once arriving home, I was beyond ecstatic to spend a week with my daughter Lauren who was visiting from the bay. Cooking, just hanging out in our lightweights aka pajama’s or comfy clothes  – getting to watch “Scandal” together, talking politics, current events, pop culture..dining out, shopping for makeup at our favorite spot and just overall spending time being together. I’m so happy that we have the relationship we do and that I put the time in from day one to be present – and remain so. I cherish time spent with family and friends. The week was capped off with dinner at our favorite Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse with my Mom and one of my nieces. We shared so many laughs – the only person missing was my son Arie, we had a creme brûlée’ for him – this is life!

Skyview, counting my blessings, reflecting on a wonderful trip, looking forward to coming home as always and praying for a safe landing!

Skyview, counting my blessings, reflecting on a wonderful trip, looking forward to coming home as always and praying for a safe landing!

Typical Mom snapping pictures of my baby girl - so regal, beautiful and smart..neither of my children like taking pictures but they always indulge me!

© 2014 Jody Watley I’m just a typical Mom, when I’m not the artist – snapping pictures of my  stunning baby girl always in awe of  HER – so regal, beautiful and smart..neither of my children like taking pictures but they always indulge me. Lauren was having her makeup done at NARS – she rarely wears makeup. We were served champagne, which felt very chic – while we enjoyed the process,, stocked up on new colors and enjoyed mother daughter time.

© 2014 Jody Watley at NARS Melrose with my beautiful daughter Lauren - on a  girls day, Mommie Daughter out!

© 2014 Jody Watley at NARS Melrose with my beautiful daughter Lauren – on a girls day, Mommie  – Daughter out!

Family favorite - Creme Brûlée at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Family favorite – Creme Brûlée at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Celebrating one of my closet friends choreographer, dancer Rosero McCoy was also on this week’s schedule. Dancing with Rosero and friends (including my other best friend Wallace Butts) was another moment to reflect on the meaningful things in life – and the people we have it our lives. There was one moment we were all dancing and I really took it all in – the moment, the joy, the smiles and thought this is what life’s all about. Not fair weathered or superficial people who come and go at a whim but the people you know who will be there for you, appreciate honesty without holding it against you and always ready to roll through life’s ups and downs, not social climbers – just friends. Laughter, music, dancing, good food, quality people and friendship – indeed another slice of paradise.

Rosero McCoy  - a collage can't really capture the years and love onstage and off. Top right: Director Bille Woodruff, Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Wallace Butts

Rosero McCoy – a collage can’t really capture the years and love onstage and off. Top right: Director Bille Woodruff, Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Wallace Butts

PARADISE candles are nearly sold-out! Get yours today and the music to go with it.jodywatley_Paradise_collage_candles_music

Shop at The Jody Watley Boutique: http://www/jodywatleyboutique.com 

PARADISE iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paradise/id901587446?uo=4

UP NEXT 2014:

Cache Creek Resort and Casino with SHALAMAR ™ November 29, 2014

New York Private Event with SHALAMAR ™ Decemer 12, 2014

Manchester, England Charity Private Event December 14, 2014

Billboard Live  Tokyo with SHALAMAR ™ December 28, 2014

Billboard Live Osaka with SHALAMAR ™ December 30-31, 2014

 

 

 

Jody Watley on Take It Out On The Groove.

NEW interview. #itsinthemusic

Jody Watley featuring SHALAMAR ™ Concert Trailer

 

This is not a reunion – obviously, it is a new addition to my live show – done in the style, energy and vision that I have with a fresh take and energy for SHALAMAR ™ . It fits perfectly and is inspired by PARADISE.

Upcoming concerts

11/15 – TowerTheater Philadelphia

11/29 – Cache Creek Resort and Casino, Sacramento

12/28 – Tokyo Billboard Live, Japan

12/30-31 – Osaka Billboard Live, Japan

Life Quotes. Love Yourself.

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Indeed – you really have to love yourself and spread that out into the universe.

PARADISE Candles Are Now In Stock

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Sooo excited – the PARADISE candles have arrived! Have you Pre-Ordered?!  Pre-Order will begin shipping tomorrow. The pre-orders were going fast so don’t miss out, they are the perfect addition for your home sanctuary. Learn more and shop: Here
Quote/Life Metaphor: “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared – Buddha

Jody Watley Paradise Candles Pre-Orders Now Available

Jody Watley Paradise Luxury Soy Candle Collection

Jody Watley Paradise Luxury Soy Candle Collection

Jody Watley Luxury Soy Candle Collection

Jody Watley Luxury Soy Candle Collection (opposite side view of box)

One of my favorite splurges and items in the world are great candles. I burn candles everyday, take them with me when I travel. Fragrant and comforting – they are a plus to ant home or environment. The theme for my new album “PARADISE” really lends itself to this extension of me that I’m excited to share with you. The scents are my favorites and I’m sure you’ll love and enjoy as much as I do.

This limited edition candle set ‘PARADISE’ and ‘SANCTUARY’ comes elegantly packaged in classic white box with black logo lettering and image on opposite side of box (autographed upon special request). The ‘PARADISE’ candle is in the citrus family of scents; a delicate lemon verbena with subtle vanilla notes taking you away from the stress of everyday life, very spa like. The ‘SANCTUARY’ candle is a sexy calming blend of mesquite wood, neroli and oak moss. You will truly leave the world behind with the ‘SANCTUARY’ candle. The fragrant soy wax candles are made with the highest quality of soy blend wax with cotton wicks formulated to fill up a room, burn clean and last a long time. Burn time approx. 50 hours for each.
Pre-Order Today: Here

“PARADISE” the EP available at digital outlets worldwide.

“PARADISE” – the limited edition CD currently sold-out in the boutique, other limited edition merchandise in stock: Here

Lee Hawthorne, Belfast Ireland with his PARADISE limited edition CD.

Lee Hawthorne, Belfast Ireland with his PARADISE limited edition CD.

Patai, from Thailand showing his PARADISE love

Patai, from Thailand showing his PARADISE love

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Tim Guillard showing his PARADISE love – digital via Facebook

 

Donald Hileman Paradise love from Florida

Donald Hileman Paradise love from Florida

Darren Weston, PARADISE love!

Darren Weston, PARADISE love!

Graphic Designer, Television Producer, Director Ray Easmon from United Kingdom

Graphic Designer, Television Producer, Director Ray Easmon from United Kingdom

New Jersey in the house! Gerard adds PARADISE to his Jody Watley music collection.

New Jersey in the house! Gerard Villongco  adds PARADISE to his Jody Watley music collection.

Charles Alexander from Louisiana PARADISE love

Charles Alexander from Louisiana PARADISE love

Steen Jensen , Denmark - adds PARADISE to his vast Jody Watley music collection!

Steen Jensen , Denmark – adds PARADISE to his vast Jody Watley music collection!

Jody Watley Unveils a Millennial Shalamar in New Concert Set

With the inspiration for the hit single ‘NIGHTLIFE’ and subsequent “PARADISE” rooted in classic disco soul fused with a contemporary take the new hit packed medley of Shalamar works perfectly. Along for the party are millennials PaulMichael Bair (sounding and looking a bit like a young El DeBarge) and Markus Shields (dancer-choreographer who is a beast on the dance-floor). We did our first show on Oct.25, 2014 in Washington D.C. at a private event. Of course I know diehard music group  SHALAMAR  ™  fans hope to see me reunited with the classic 3 lineup at least one more time on tour. Perhaps that will happen at some point if we can ever agree on business and creative terms.  This however is a different concept and experience that does honor the energy style and spirit of the past. I’ve added a modern house touch to signature tunes like ‘Take That To The Bank’ and ‘Right In The Socket’ kong others. To a younger audience who may not be familiar with Shalamar it’s a nice introduction meshed into my own eclectic hit solo repertoire. It’s in the music!

Paulmicheal Bair, Jody Watley and Markus Shields © 2014 Jody Watley

Paulmicheal Bair, Jody Watley and Markus Shields © 2014 Jody Watley