As a solo artist, the beautiful pop and R&B singer has 6 Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten Singles, 13 Number 1 Dance Singles, 2 R&B Number 1’s, 15 Top 40 Singles, Gold and platinum albums, 2007 Billboard Dance Lifetime Achievement, 2017 recipient of the Black Music Honors Crossover Music Icon Award and nominations from the American Music Awards, MTV Awards, NAACP Awards and Soul Train Awards.Read the full spotlight feature EURWEB
Hot Jam Uplifting Jam Of The Day – Jody Watley delivers an uplifting dance jam and UK Soul Chart hit “Whenever” The Alex Di Cio’ Remix. Download it, stream, playlist it at the digital platform of your choice. It’s touch out there, listen to something to uplift your spirit and soul, walk, workout, commute.. take some Jody Watley with you!
#OTD January 20, 1990
by Best New Artist GRAMMY® winner Jody Watley
Peaked at #4 on Billboard Hot 100 chart
Additional Chart History: #3 Hot R&B, #11 Adult Contemporary
Writers: Gardner Cole, James Newton Howard
Produced by Andre Cymone
Jody Watley’s Platinum 2nd album “Larger Than Life.”
Watch it Now!! Multi-platinum recording artist/songwriter/producer Jody Watley in a vintage performance from the 90’s on the Rosie O’Donnell Show performing the Number 1 Billboard Dance Single “Off The Hook.”
Embrace each new day with gratitude, hope and love. Wishing everyone the best of the new week – I love you all!
For me it always feels like 10 million.
When my self-titled debut album “Jody Watley” was released in 1987, I would go to different record stores and various areas in LA county to see how it looked in-store (I’d also call stores around the country to see how I was doing in the market beyond MCA reports to my management in my excitement. Most of the time my album was sold out, out of stock. No one anticipated it would do so well right away which resulted in modest manufacturing-the stores would tell me they had been requesting restock & more inventory and as a result there were lags of unavailability. Sales were lost despite the success. I’d see with stacks and stacks of paid prime placement for other artists I was neck & neck on charts with and it would make me so frustrated (was still learning how this biz works). Big promotional budgets, politics are always at play, alleged attempts to blackball me from a heavyweight label owner in the black music game, bigger artists paying to keep my records out of rotation from what I’ve learned over the years – the playing field is never even.
To this day I still look at it all as God’s plan, I succeeded and still succeeding no matter what the obstacles and forces against me that exist.
Anyway, all good. Time flies my music and career continues with occupational stamina and longevity, healthy and happy.
This is a very awesome notification and update – solo debut album – Happy 36th Anniversary “Jody Watley“.
Despite most thinking I’d fail .. it was a success for me regardless because it is me doing ME coming into my own personally and professionally. I will forever remind everyone ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. no matter what, Do YOU! People are going to talk trash no matter what, at the end of the day to success is in living without fear toward the life you choose to live. Your calling is not a conference call and neither is mine – Carry On!
Thanks to all who continue to buy my music (not just my classics like this) and support me, the music, concerts, online store and beyond.
This is a notice to let you all know if you see any ads that include Jody Watley on a concert bill for February 11, 2023 at The Long Beach Arena it’s false advertising. The promoters are illegally using my name and likeness for this concert bill that I knew nothing about until ads started popping up.
There is no contract or agreement and I wouldn’t even consider this type of bill. Cease and desists have been issued by my attorney to these shady promoters (Latif Mercado, LA Entertainment, Mike Diaz) as well as Ticketmaster, Spotify, Youtube where ads have been attached to my pages and channel. Don’t waste your money, do not buy tickets to this concert thinking I will be there – I won’t.
There are no planned or scheduled concert appearances for Jody Watley in 2023 at this time – I am taking a much needed break from travel and concerts.
SOME KIND OF LOVER : 35th Anniversary
January 4 1988 , Grammy Award Icon Jody Watley .
“Some Kind of Lover” was Jody’s third Top Hot 100 Top 10 Single from the album, and third number-one of the US dance chart, Number 3 Hot R&B.
The music video premiered in January 1988 and was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards, for Best Female Video and Best New Artist in a Video, she also performed “Some Kind of Lover” at the MTV award show that year, and with Stevie Wonder on his 1988 MTV Special “Characters.”
Billboard: #1 Dance, #3 Hot R&B, #10 Hot 100
Written by: Jody Watley, Andre Cymone
Produced by Andre Cymone & David Z.
Styling & Creative Direction as with all of her music videos and appearances.
Some Kind Of Lover video directed by Brian Grant who also lensed her videos for “Looking For A New Love” and “Still A Thrill”
“Signature” Jumbo Hoops, Chanel belt, Chuck Taylor sneakers Jean Paul Gaultier Velvet and Metal Bustier and Watley’s Iconic customized leather jacket with the artwork on the back emblazoned with JODY. For the Soul Train performance Watley wore the equally iconic and highly coveted rare blue Issey Miyake Plastic Body Bodice.
Rest In Peace Dame Vivienne Westwood. I’ve been a fan of her designs and worn them since early 80’s while living in London and throughout my solo career professional and personal style life to this day.
Rest In Paradise Dame Vivienne Westwood one of my favorite designers of all time.
Trailblazer. Godmother of punk, a revolutionary designer, conquered high fashion, built a global empire and a formidable activist throughout.
Thank you for your brilliance, creativity, badassery and tenacity throughout the decades.