Be selective. Protect your time. Not everything and everyone that calls your name is for you.
Social media is celebrating iconic singer Jody Watley with #JodyWatleyAppreciation Day on February 28, 2022!
For fans in the States and across the globe, Watley set the standard as a trendsetting pioneer in music, video, fashion, and style. She is one of the architects of 21st-century pop, and one of music’s most versatile song stylists.
Telling her story in her own words whether, in interviews, social media, or her sold-out concerts, the iconic singer always remains true to herself. The appreciation day offers an opportunity for fans to share their favorite Jody Watley songs and videos from her incredible body of work like I’m Looking for a New Love, Still A Thrill, Don’t You Want Me, Some Kind of Lover, Real Love, and more!
As a solo artist, the ageless 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.
The cultural music iconic singer in Pop/Soul/R&B continues to amass chart-toppers!
Send your favorite Jody Watley song with #jodywatleyappreciationday
Tune in Monday February 28, 2022 – Check your local listings for airtime to catch me on the Nick Cannon – Classic Jams Week. I’ll be talking about my now classic 35th Anniversary of my solo debut.
Very honored to be chosen to be recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from Courageous Woman Magazine from their BAAE Awards (Black Authors, Artists, Entrepreneurs) this evening.
I was their cover girl in 2021.
Written by Peter Piakowski
Thirty-five years ago, Jody Watley’s debut album kickstarted the career of one of dance-pop’s most entertaining and consistent performers.
In the mid-1980s, MTV largely defined pop music, so the charts were ruled by telegenic singers who often acted as spokesmodels for their albums. So the charts were ruled by telegenic singers who often acted as spokesmodels for their albums. Dance hits were churned out like products on an assembly line, many quickly forgotten after their fleeting moments in the spotlight. But there were also real stars who made their mark (primarily due to a combination of charm, talent, and charisma).
One of the most significant figures to emerge from this period was Jody Watley, who inarguably announced her reign as a dance-pop queen with 1987’s self-titled first record. Her smokey yet supple voice, unerring pop instincts, and supermodel looks made her the perfect pop star, and Jody Watley was a fantastic introduction to .. Read full feature on PopMatters
“Jody Watley”, the eponymous multi platinum debut studio album by Jody Watley was released today February 23 in 1987.
The albums’ success culminated in Watley winning a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1988 and featured 3 Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Singles (Looking For A New Love, Don’t You Want Me, Some Kind Of Lover) all co-written by Watley and #1’s in R&B/ Dance, amongst other notable benchmarks including a duet with Pop Superstar George Michael for the breakthrough breakout debut many consider to be one of the best debut albums of all time.
Happy 35th Anniversary Jody Watley and Here’s to the celebration of the sustained longevity and continued solo success through the decades.
Just a reminder! You deserve to bloom, in every season and every chapter of your life. This quote resonated with me, and a perfect one to share with you.
A butterfly never returns to being a caterpillar – keep blooming, soaring and shining.
Here’s another highlight moment from the Jody Watley 35th Solo Debut Anniversary Concert. There is nothing like a Jody Watley Concert Experience. Soulful, funky, spontaneous, hits, deep grooves, jams – and always inspirational.
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