As July is about to come to a close, I just wanted to say thanks so much to all you my subscribers here on my site and blog. Thanks as well to those who tuned into “The Jody Watley Show” this month on Sirius XM’s The Groove Channel 50 with this month’s guest the outstanding Vanessa Williams. I’ll be announcing my next guest for August in the upcoming first week of the new month. Stay Tuned. Stay Cool. Stay Hydrated, Moisturized with Sunscreen and Fabulous!
Stay prayed up as well or if you don’t pray, simply always full of positive energies with gratitude. I hope you are all manifesting good things for yourselves. Keep the faith!
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OTD July 28, 2014 Released “Paradise” EP Features the Dance hit “Nightlife,” along with stand-outs “Dancer” and “Sanctuary.” Production by Count de Money / Peace Biscuit/ Mark de Clive-Lowe, Soulpersona, Luminodisco, Jody Watley / Rodney Lee.
#5 UK Urban Chart
#6 UK Music Week Commercial Pop
#18 USA Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play
Jody Watley made a variety of TV appearances with a select number of interviews. During the promotions she said “Albums are no longer something I’m was interested in doing, due to short attention spans, and the reality of people not buying albums as much now with streaming unless it’s a younger demographic or hip hop, quality EP’s more appealing to me at this point.”
Flashback Friday: Jody Watley Takes Us To Paradise July 28, 2014 Review : Soulbounce
It’s been eight years since Jody Watleyreleased an album’s worth of material, specifically 2006’s The Makeover. Though some may say an EP doesn’t count as an album, her new set, Paradise, is still a cohesive blend of disco-infused house, soul and jazz that proclaims Ms. Watley is back! Mark de Clive-Lowe makes his impression felt on Paradise, handling production chores on the album’s title track, “The Dawn” and “Tonight’s the Night (MdCL Remix).” “Paradise” the song is a perfect convergence of down-tempo electronica, tropical atmospherics and synth-driven jazz, featuring an almost a cappella delivery of the lyrics by Watley. Read More: Soulbounce
The EP was released in limited edition CD digipak complete with glossy booklet with a surprise bonus track as well Jody Watley “Paradise” and “Sanctuary” candles.
I Love the ’80s Strikes Back is a miniseries and the third installment of the I Love the… series on VH1 in which various music and TV personalities reminisce about 1980s popular culture in a mostly humorous manner TV, Music and Film.The series premiered on October 20, 2003, and is a sequel to I Love the ’80s. The sequel designation is in the reference to The Empire Strikes Back.
Jody Watley gets a lot of love and props in this episode! 1987 being the year of her breakthrough hit packed multi-platinum self-titled solo debut. Featuring the multi format hit singles “Looking For A New Love” “Don’t You Want Me” “Still A Thrill” “Some Kind Of Lover”.
Grammy winning music legend Jody Watley response to fans taking selfies and video at recent concert. Watley says “It use to distract me in my show and annoy me to be honest because I really want fans to be in the moment. Video recording the entire show is still discourage however now I embrace those taking short snippets and selfies and make it fun and even more memorable for them.I’ve even joked to make sure they get good angles!”
Usher’s trending interactions with celebrities and fans at his Vegas residency and the not so positive reception towards country singing star Miranda Lambert admonishing fans for taking selfies during a recent performance brings to mind how Jody Watley engages with her adoring fans. This is just one example – Watch it Now!
Be sure to tune in TODAY July 9, 2023 to this month’s episode of The Jody Watley Show.
3 P.M. PST // 6 P.M. EST on Sirius XM Ch. 50 The Groove. Episode 5 will include a chat with Grammy, Tony, Emmy nominated singer/actress Vanessa Williams and of course I’ll be playing a lot of your favorite R&B classics!
New York, NY – June 14, 2023 BNM Publicity Group & Management – Grammy Winning Singer-Songwriter and Style Icon Jody Watley welcomes the fabulous Vanessa Williams as a guest to “The Jody Watley Show,” on SiriusXM’s The Groove, Channel 50 for Episode 5.
Tune in on July 9th and catch the Vanessa Williams interview on The Jody Watley Show. 3 P.M. PST, 6 P.M. EST.
Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today.
She has made an indelible mark on the music scene with her chart-topping hits across various genres. With millions of records sold worldwide, Vanessa’s discography boasts a string of #1 and Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Album and Singles charts. From Pop and Dance to R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel, and Jazz, she has showcased her versatility and talent throughout her career.
Her impressive catalogue includes iconic albums like “The Right Stuff,” “The Comfort Zone,” “The Sweetest Days,” “Next,” “Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years,” “Everlasting Love,” and “The Real Thing.” Vanessa’s holiday albums, “Star Bright” and “Silver & Gold,” have become beloved classics, bringing joy to listeners year after year.
Vanessa has garnered critical acclaim not only for her music but also for her remarkable work in film, television, recordings, and the Broadway stage. Her exceptional talents have been recognized by prestigious industry awards, including four Emmy nominations, eleven Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, three SAG award nominations, seven NAACP Image Awards, and three Satellite Awards. Notably, her platinum single “Colors of the Wind” from Disney’s “Pocahontas” achieved the remarkable feat of winning the Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
Jody Watley, an iconic figure in her own right, is excited to welcome VanessaWilliams to “The Jody Watley Show” and engage in an enlightening conversation about Vanessa’s illustrious career and enduring impact on the entertainment industry.
The Jody Watley Show, a 2-hour monthly show airs every second Sunday exclusively on SiriusXM’s The Groove at 6 PM (EST) / 3 PM (PST) and on the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online.
SiriusXM reaches nearly 34 million subscribers monthly.
The Jody Watley Show is packed with the best of classic to contemporary R&B music and engaging conversations with surprise guests.
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, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Isley Brothers, the Gap Band, along with host Jody Watley, and more.
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Grammy winning singer-songwriter Jody Watley is ranked on list of Billboard Magazine All Time Top Hot 100 Black Solo Artists, listed between Ray Parker Jr. Chaka Kahn and Fats Domino, Snoop Dogg, scroll the list.
Lists can be subjective and often preferential based on personal preference, this particular list is based upon Billboard Hot 100 Chart points tallied on hit singles and sales to date contemporary and veteran artists, we are sure the list will be controversial, however it’s based on a point tally system.