Happy 36th Music Anniversary To The Multi-Platinum Debut: Jody Watley

Happy 36th Music Anniversary: Jody Watley via RNB Soul Effect TV

36th anniversary February 23 1987.

“Best New Artist 1987 GRAMMY winner” receives the award in 1988.

Looking For A New Love – GRAMMY nominated debut single spent three weeks at number-one on the Billboard R&B chart and The song also reached number-one on the RPM Singles Chart in Canada.

Looking For A New Love was held at the Number 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for an unprecedented 4 weeks behind mega rock band U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”

Looking For A New Love – One of the song’s key phrases became a popular saying: “Hasta la vista, baby.” It wound up on innumerable answering machines and was used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day (see Hasta la vista, baby).

Looking For A New Love – Billboard Success

US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play No.1

US Billboard Hot R&B Singles No.1

US Hot Crossover 30 (Billboard) No.1

Canada Top Singles (RPM) No.1

US Billboard Hot 100 – No. 2

Still A Thrill – T-Boz of TLC cited this song as an example setting her vocal tone for her singing career. In a personal video, she sent to Watley (and was given permission to share on her YouTube channel) T-Boz thanked Watley for this song during her teenage years citing she was “hitting them notes” and helping her sing at a lower register to better suit her vocal range.

Still A Thrill – a major hit on both the R&B and dance charts in 1987. “Still a Thrill,” whose video was the first (and as yet unmatched) time a pop star flexed their skills at waacking, the underground Los Angeles dance that is a sibling to both breakdancing and voguing.

Don’t You Want Me – was one of the biggest crossover singles of 1987, reaching the Top Ten of the Billboard pop and R&B charts. The single was also popular in nightclubs, reaching the top spot of the Billboard dance chart.

Don’t You Want Me – was sampled extensively on the 49ers’ 1990 hit “Don’t You Love Me”. Remixed Eurodance versions have appeared on the Dancemania series of albums, including Dancemania SPEED 2 issued in 1999.

Some Kind of Lover – was Jody’s third top 10 pop single from the album, and third number-one of the US dance chart. 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 award show that year.

Most Of All – was a success on the Dance Club Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, where it reached numbers eight and eleven, respectively.

The multi-platinum seller also featured a duet with George Michael.

Watley co-wrote the bulk of the songs on the album with production by Andre Cymone w David Z., Bernard Edwards (CHIC, Power Station), and Patrick Leonard.

Jody Watley had many door opening fashion editorials of VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone among others laying the template for future R&B/Pop crossovers superstars to come signaling a new era of music and style artist branding and cross promotion.

Style Icon Jody Watley.. Harper’s Bazaar 1988 in Chanel. Photography by Scavullo

Jody Watley Celebrates Women’s History Month With New Radio Show

Jody Watley.


“Check out Jody Watley! She is out here making boss moves. For instance, in celebration of Women’s History Month, the musical icon will host a new monthly 2-hour show exclusively on SiriusXM’s The Groove. The first guest will be Emmy winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph.

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Jody Watley Set To Debut New Radio Show On Sirius XM’s The Groove

Grammy Award Winning Music Icon Jody Watley in Celebration of Women’s History Month Set to Debut New Show on SiriusXM’s The Groove

“The Jody Watley Show”- Bringing Wattage Vibes Rooted in the Music Kicks Off Brand New Show with Emmy Award Winning 

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph as First Guest

March 12th

Below photo: Jody Watley is the host of her new show, The Jody Watley Show on Sirius XM’s The Groove.

Below photo: Emmy award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, first guest of iconic singer Jody Watley’s new show on Sirius XM’s The Groove, March 12, 2023.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, February 23, 2023  Via SIRIUS XM and BNM Publicity Group– In celebration of Women’s History Month, music icon pioneer Jody Watley will host a monthly new 2-hourshow exclusively on SiriusXM’s The Groove. 

The Jody Watley Show – “Wattage Vibes Rooted in the Music,” will kick off with Emmy-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph as the first guest, Sunday, March 12th, at 6 PM (EST) / 3 PM (EST) on The Groove  channel 50 and on the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online.

“I am so excited to be coming to SiriusXM,” said Jody Watley. “I look forward to bringing the Wattage and my own style to listeners, fully packed with the best of classic to contemporary R&B music and engaging conversations with surprise guests on The Jody Watley Show.” 

Watley is a celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, businesswoman, and one of the architects of 21st century pop, affectionately referred to as “The Queen of Cool.’

Renowned as one of the defining artists of the 80s with an influence on style, music and pop culture, Jody Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.

From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1989’s “Friends,” a collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim pairing that is the first to crossover R&B/Hip-Hop, Pop and Dance into the Billboard Top 10 “Friends,” to her vision-forward marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s long before it became the norm), to her fusion of jazz and underground club culture with keen pop instincts, and the ease with which she crossed and still crosses genre.

Get your groove on with Old School R&B on SiriusXM’s The Groove channel 50. Hear the important artists from the ’70s and ’80s including Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Isley Brothers, the Gap Band, along with host Jody Watley, and more.

SiriusXM is available to subscribers in their car, on their phone and connected devices at home with the SXM App. Streaming access is included with all of our trials and most popular plans. Go to www.siriusxm.com/ways-to-listen to learn more.

You can follow Jody Watley on her social media @jodywatley

#jodywatley #singersongwriter #radiohost

Jody Watley Shares A Symphonic Behind The Scenes Video

Jody Watley with the Tokyo Symphony “When Pop Meets Symphony” Concert in 2016 was an incredible experience. 3 Jody Watley International Solo Hits were performed (Looking For A New Love, Everything, Real Love).

Check out this behind the scenes soundcheck video and make sure to Subscribe to the Official Jody Watley Youtube Channel.

Jody Watley -Says Love Is Always Being Served

Jody Watley. “Friends ft Eric B & Rakim Video Still, 1989

You all know how much I’m all about love not just on Valentine’s Day – EVERY DAY – down to my first tattoo of cupid the cherub with flowers another favorite thing.

in ‘89 (tattoos weren’t even a thing beyond the rock / punk crowd-especially for black girls but I wanted one and loved that edge ) for my birthday at a rock n roll spot on Sunset. I knew in choosing what to get for a tattoo it must represent “Love” the heart and being permanent I knew it would be perfectly everlasting as to who I am and what I believe in LOVE – here’s a few of my favorite images captured over the years featuring it.

A few years later adding the “Love” pedestal while in Japan – very taboo at the time there -but got hooked up to get the addition at an underground place .. done in original by hand poke hand not machine art form (so painful omg sitting on floor of pillows drinking green tea .. feeling like I was in a movie scene.

It will always be about love every day!


Jody Watley Rock Magazine CREEM. 1991
Jody Watley. Details Magazine 1993 Photography by
Jody Watley. Photography by Mike Ruiz 2008

SHEEN Magazine Celebrates Jody Watley In Black History Month Spotlight

Happy Black History Month!  Sheen Magazine salutes this amazingly inspiration iconic trendsetter in music, video, fashion and style, the fabulous JODY WATLEY!

Read Full Feature on SHEEN Magazine : Here

Jody Watley Black History Month Spotlight

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

Jody Watley Sends A Thank You For Outpouring Of Birthday Love

Jody Watley sends message to fans / supporters, various music sites like SoulTracks and EURWEB, RnB Soul Effect TV, surprise video greetings from Peabo Bryson, Garcelle Beauvais and Lisa Lisa: “I appreciate the birthday love and well wishes, always in gratitude.”

Grammy Winning Music Legend Peabo Bryson With A Profound Birthday Message.
Dr. Jody Watley Birthday Vibes.