Happy Anniversary ‘Everything’ – January 20.

In the excitement of Inauguration Day 2021, I forgot to post this as Happy Anniversary to “Everything” from my second album “Larger Than Life.” I’ve blogged previously that January has always seemed to be a great month for my music – and it’s my birth month as well.

I love performing this song live in concert, full version or unplugged it’s always a heartfelt part of my show and emotional fan favorite.

“Everything”

Peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart! My 6th Top 10 Hot 100 Single as a solo artist.

Written by: Gardner Cole, J. Newton-Howard!

*Chart History*

#3 – Hot R&B

#11 – Adult Contemporary

Official Video:

A Historic Day. A Time For Healing.

President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emmoff.

Kamala Harris has become the first Woman — First black woman Vice President of the United States. She was born to Indian and Jamaican immigrants. Madam Vice President is also a proud graduate of the historically-black Howard University.

44th President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama – Walking History and Class Personified Always.
Incredible.
Vice President Kamala Harris.
Truth. Poise. Beauty.

Amanda Gordon was outstanding. The LA born 22-year-old is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history and youngest youth Poet Laureate.

More Light!

So much meaning and love. Life’s journey.

The amount of vitriol I’ve received in social media today just from sharing my joy – my pages – shows a lot of work on the path of love is yet to be done.

Traveling In Comfort of Home.

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Wattage Thoughts. Mindfulness.

Thought I’d pass this along.

Wattage!

NEW Jody Watley ‘Winter Nights’ Trailer On YouTube.

Come in from the cold.

“Jody Watley has blessed our ears with another dynamic dose of sophisticated soul in the form of her ‘Winter Nights’ EP – Albumism

In Celebration of Love On This MLK Day.

I love this photo – the joy!

Always choose love – on this MLK Day and – every day!

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King & Coretta Scott King, founder of The King Center instrumental in making this a Federal Holiday – Happy MLK Day.

Let’s not forget Stevie Wonder, Labor Unions, Rep. John Conyers / Congressional Black Caucus, Southern Christian Leadership Conference & then President Jimmy Carter all instrumental for this day – only two other figures have Federal holidays (George Washington & Christopher Columbus ) . It takes a village. Keep going in the fight for justice, equality and greater humanity.

First Look. New Jody Watley Sanctuary Candle Boxes.

The glass ‘Sanctuary’ luxury soy candle will be available soon. I’m so thrilled with the new boxes for the glass vessels even more special featuring the Jody Watley Signature Hoop Earrings Logo!








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A Jody Watley January.

January has always seemed to be a good music month for me as my birth month – and it has only been now in this time of being home during the pandemic a lot of things are hitting different. For instance – in my mind ‘Looking For A New Love‘ was a summer single when in fact it was released January 6, 1987. MCA had begun the campaign for my solo debut in the summer and with extensive promotional tours lined up for me. I traveled extensively like a politician shaking hands, spending time with so many people; including lots of Mom and Pop stores (though they no longer really exist there was a time they played a pivotal role for black artists), pressing plants, program directors meet and greets across the states.. the list is vast of all the the work put in before the single was even released. This is the part of the business that isn’t seen of what the business was at that time anyway.

A lot of planning and effort and definitely all the stars of the universe being aligned too! The summer, and fall of the work is probably why I think of summer because that is what the journey is always about — the subsequent success or destination isn’t what you really remember.

Always do the work – focus on the work.

From there this month over the years has also seen benchmarks with my singles “Your Love Keeps Working On Me” peaking at 2 and my makeover dance mixes of “Borderline” reaching the 2 spot on Billboard dance January 13, 2007 respectively. There are probably others but for the purpose of this quick blog – these stand out.

I just wanted to say how grateful I am…also today in Los Angeles mid January – it was 88 gorgeous degrees.

Wattage!

Wattage Thoughts. Be A Light.

“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Wharton

Wattage!

Wattage Thoughts. Today.