Jody Watley Celebrates Diana Ross.

 

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Classic "Nightlife", Studio 54 style with Diana Ross.

Classic “Nightlife”, Studio 54 style with Diana Ross.

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She should have won the Oscar for her role as Bille Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues - in my opinion!

She should have won the Oscar for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues – in my opinion!

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Still The Boss Miss Diana Ross.

 

It’s no secret that Diana Ross from her days as a Supreme, and a stellar solo career was and remains an inspiration. Dian Ross represents a master class of style, class, elegance, glamour, iconic images like no other and longevity. The camera has always loved her and she’s always known how to strike the best pose. Radiant smile, silky voice, a natural and terrific actress – yes! Ms. Ross will always be the boss and reign supreme as the diva of all diva’s in the greatest most positive way for me. As well, she represents how to raise children while maintaining a career under the glare of the spotlight and being ‘present’ for them. One can feel there bond and appreciate that they all seem well adjusted human beings who happen to have one of the most legendary singers of all time as their mother.  Being a great Mom first has also been number one to me, and she served as a role model to a degree on that end as well. She’s 70 today and still fabulous!

 

Music Maverick Jody Watley In Wax Poetics Issue 57

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“Not everyone fits in with the mainstream. Some are born to be different. They are misfits, individualists, outsiders, and eccentrics that let their freak flags fly. Yet they have found a way to thrive on their own terms, transcending barriers of categorical concepts and popular expectations.” Read the article: Wax Poetics

Buy the issue on newsstands now.

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Issue 57 Wax Poetics featuring cover girls Janelle Monae and Jody Watley

Jody Watley Goes Uptown.

© 2013 Isoul Harris and Uptown Magazine

© 2013 Isoul Harris and Uptown Magazine

It was a gorgeous New York day and appropriate to sit down with Editor and Chief of Uptown Magazine and host of the new “ICONIC” Uptown Unplugged Isoul Harris.

See what pearls I drop in this new interview – HERE

Jody Watley Classic Photo. Saks Fifth Avenue Catalog ’96

Photography: Skrebneski

Photography: Skrebneski

For my #TBT #ThrowbackThursday #Classic as well as #FashionFriday – 1 page of a 16 page layout for Saks Fifth Avenue Catalog from ’96. The photo’s and style from these sessions are all very timeless – which always appeals to me. Working with legendary photographer Skrebneski made me nervous, but he put me at ease making it  a memorable and fun experience.

Jody Watley Nightlife Vaults Into The Top Ten. UK

Choosing to release “Nightlife”  featuring Gerald “Take That To The Bank” Brown, another Shalamar original to the UK first has turned out to be a great idea for my company Avitone. Check out this chart list from industry magazine Music Week – and you’ll find one multiple decades long artist, songwriter producer amongst them – Jody Watley! 70′s, 80,s, 90′,s 00′s, 10′s. Notably, I’m also the only independent self released artist of the list – no major label support.

Nightlife“also moves to #21 Pop on Music Week and #3 Breakout single on Billboard in this weeks chart. Charts are always published a week after labels get the information.

Filming new scenes for the video on November 30. Extra fab just in time for the holiday season and a glamorous way to round out 2013! It’s In The Music! 

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Classic Photo of the Day. The Debut Jody Watley Look.

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Jody Watley from her monster solo debut in one of her signature looks featuring jumbo “Jody Watley Hoops” aka jumbo silver hoop earrings, black everything – petticoat, studded ankle boots, concha belts, rubber bustier – and soft waved long hairstyle.

Jody Watley Video Interview on Yahoo Music

Make sure to watch this interview with Billy Johnson on Yahoo Music. We had a great time which is obvious in the clip!

Billy Johnson Jr. and Jody Watley at Yahoo Music, Oct. 1, 2013

Billy Johnson Jr. and Jody Watley at Yahoo Music, Oct. 1, 2013

Why Jody Watley’s New Song Is A Call To Get Fabulous!

http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/hip-hop-media-training/why-jody-watley-song-call-fabulous-005235527.html

Jody Watley New Article on The SingersRoom

Jody Watley. Nightlife. Photo Courtesy of Jody Watley Music (c) 2013

Jody Watley. Nightlife. Photo Courtesy of Jody Watley Music (c) 2013

Jody Watley Is Back And Talking About Being An Innovator, The Music Industry, Radio, Waacking and More! Read it: HERE

Buy the NEW single: HERE

Jody Watley Gets Glam

A few candids from my glamourous photo video session in support of “Nightlife” and the forthcoming “Paradise.” I worked the fabulous Albert Sanchez and make-up artist extraordinaire Billy B.

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Getting my drag on courtesy of renowned make-up artist Billy B. (c) 2013 Jody Watley

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Photo (c) 2013 Jody Watley

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Photo: (c) 2013 Jody Watley