Jody Watley delivers an enchanting rendition of the classic “Christmas Time Is Here.”
This holiday season, unwrap the gift of joy and festive spirit with the Grammy Award-winning music icon who puts her own ambient spin on her favorite holiday song and album “Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.” “So many Christmas songs are so over the top and chaotic to me and so this is your jazzy chill song to add like a your favorite cashmere sweater or slippers, evoking the feeling of sitting in front of an inviting fireplace – no hustle and bustle.”
Happy Anniversary 15th Music Anniversary Jody Watley’s Top 5 Billboard Dance Play Hit “A Beautiful Life” released November 15, 2008. The empowering anthem was written & produced by: Jody Watley and Rodney Lee, with remixes by a variety of club friendly remix producers including Love to Infinity. The single reached Number 5 on The Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart. A snippet of the music video was included in the feature film “Good Hair” produced by Chris Rock.
“A Beautiful Life” is taken from the critically acclaimed, 2006 iTunes #1 Top Electronic Album “The Makeover.” which also included the Number 1 Dance Smash “I Want Your Love” (a reimagined version of the CHIC classic) and the Number 1 dance remixes of the also reimagined Madonna classic “Borderline.”
In 2021 the Alex Di Cio remix of “A Beautiful Life” was included in the remix EP “Renderings” which reached number 4 on the UK Soul Chart. View the full Jody Watley Music Discography: Here
“A lot of music blogs overlook my ongoing discography if it’s not fitting the 80’s pop box – missing some of my best work as an ever evolving artist, writer and producer.” – Jody Watley
The extraordinary interview will rebroadcast on SiriusXM The Groove, Channel 51, on November 16th at 5 PM (PST) / 8 PM (EST). Tune In!! You’ll always learn something new about Jody Watley in the process!
The captivating conversation delved into Magic’s remarkable basketball career, his success in business, and his inspiring journey beautifully depicted in the AppleTV+ documentary series “They Call Me Magic.”
Reflecting on the initial airing, Jody Watley expressed her excitement, saying, “It was great having Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson as a guest on my show. His incredible achievements, both on and off the court, are a testament to his tenacity, business acumen, and unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in our communities.”
During the enlightening interview on “The Jody Watley Show,” Earvin “Magic” Johnson shared insightful reflections on the art of reinvention, drawing parallels between his own journey and Jody Watley’s dynamic career evolution.
Johnson highlighted Jody’s ability to successfully reinvent herself over the decades, mirroring his own commitment to personal and professional growth.
Acknowledging the transformative nature of their careers, the conversation underscored the resilience, adaptability, and visionary spirit that both icons have embraced to stay relevant and impactful in their respective fields.
This exchange added a compelling layer to the interview, emphasizing the shared ethos of reinvention that defines the enduring legacies of both Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Jody Watley.
Magic Johnson, currently serving as the Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE), specializes in providing high-quality products and services to ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities. His influence extends to ownership of multiple sports franchises and management of businesses such as EquiTrust Life Insurance Company and SodexoMAGIC.
Listeners can catch the rebroadcast on November 16th at 5 PM (PST) / 8 PM (EST) on SiriusXM, The Groove, Channel 51.
The encore interview offers another opportunity to enjoy this enlightening discussion and experience the best of Old School R&B music with Jody Watley as the host.
For those who may have missed the initial broadcast, the show is also available on the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices.
Don’t miss out on this unforgettable episode!
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Jody Watley shares thoughts on the milestone anniversary:
Featuring “Your Love Keeps Working On Me” the thought provoking spoken word “When A Man Loves A Woman” which definitely went against the commercial grain of Pop / R&B radio at the time with accompanying same sex couple remix anthems which went to Number 1 in the U.K. on the Music Week Club Chart.
Other gems include “Working On A Groove” “Are You The One” a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Too Shy To Say” “Best Of Me” the jazzy “Together” the David Morales house collaboration “Ecstasy” and more. This relationship themed collection showcases growing maturity as an artist and songwriter, determined not to get stuck artistically or from other’s limited expectations perceived boxes.
It wasn’t for everyone especially those still stuck on my solo debut. 4 albums into my solo career I’d already signaled I was no cookie cutter artist afraid to grow and spread my artistic wings and fearlessly explore different soundscapes. I didn’t have the same label support, as well MCA had morphed into Universal Music Group with a new set of executives eager to sign their own artists and devote larger budgets to them. Radio had changed it’s focus as well to more gangster rap, new jack swing (in hindsight I should have done a song with Teddy Riley but we had a phone conference and it didn’t go great – we didn’t vibe at all), as well I didn’t want to be a bandwagon artist trying to work with every radio friendly big time producer.
Through the decades I’ve learned the business and many fans don’t care about artistic growth and evolution – unless you’re Prince!
I highly recommend a fresh listen, when you feel like a nice chill full length and may be going through some relationship woes, as I was at this time.
Intimacy is about being open, honest, vulnerable unafraid of the real conversations that really are crucial to sustaining any relationship. As I wrote in “Are You The One” – “..how many times have you been in bed before you really knew the person you were sleeping with..you’d betta ask yourself.. should have went beyond the false pretensions or was I just running from the truth?” For me, it’s one of my best albums though admittedly I was disappointed with the lack of support with “Affairs Of The Heart”. When an artist takes a risk creatively if it achieves mass success you’re hailed as a visionary, a creative genius, brave artist – if it’s not the narrative is different no doubt. That said I’m so proud that I have always been true to myself as an artist and writer. I never set out to do anything for accolades, just to do what I love and feel passionate about. Just as I shared on The Jody Watley Show on Sirius XM’s The Groove October episode “Your calling was not a conference call – do you!”
From RNB Soul Effect TV:
30th Anniversary “INTIMACY” , 4th solo album by Grammy Award Icon Jody Watley
“Your Love Keeps Working On Me” is a song performed by the song’s co-writer, Joey Diggs, and appeared on the soundtrack to the film Bébé’s Kids.
Released in October 1993 as the first single from her fourth album, Intimacy.
The song reached number 26 on the US Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart, and was a number two dance hit on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.
“When A Man Loves A Woman” The song peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard R&B Singles Chart and Number 1 on the UK Club Chart (Music Week).
“Ecstasy” is a house song by singer, Jody Watley. It was written by Watley, David Morales and Terry Burrus and produced by Morales (who’d worked with Watley previously on her hit single, “I’m the One You Need”). It first appeared on the 1993 album, Intimacy.
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(NATIONWIDE) – The legendary Jody Watley will be hosting a special episode of “The Jody Watley Show” on SiriusXM’s The Groove,November 12th at 6 PM (EST) / 3 PM (PST).
The show, exclusively on SiriusXM’s The Groove, has attained a huge mass appeal to their subscribers and dedicated fanbase.
The highlight of this episode is a captivating conversation with none other than NBA Hall of Fame Legend and billionaire businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
Previous guests have included: Emmy winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, NYTimes Best Selling Author Tabitha Brown, Grammy nominated and celebrated artists Deborah Cox, Kenny Lattimore, Vanessa Williams, Rahsaan Patterson along with legendary stylist Ty Hunter.
Jody Watley, the celebrated singer, songwriter, and iconic figure in the world of music and fashion, is delighted to announce a special guest appearance by Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the legendary basketball icon and accomplished entrepreneur, on “The Jody Watley Show’ airing on November 12th. Read More on Upscale Magazine – Here
(NATIONWIDE) November 2, 2023 – Jody Watley, the celebrated singer, songwriter, and iconic figure in the world of music and fashion, is delighted to announce a special guest appearance by Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the legendary basketball icon and accomplished entrepreneur, on “The Jody Watley Show” airing on November 12th 6 P.M. EST / 3 P.M. PST
The show, exclusively on SiriusXM’s The Groove, has attained a huge mass appeal to their subscribers and dedicated fanbase throughout the years.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, celebrated not only for his remarkable basketball career but also for his extraordinary success in the world of business, will engage in a captivating conversation with Jody Watley, promising an enlightening and inspiring discussion. Johnson’s exceptional journey is artfully depicted in the AppleTV+ project, “They Call Me Magic,” which became the top-selling documentary series per episode upon its release in 2022.
“I am thrilled to welcome Earvin “Magic” Johnson as a guest on my show,” expressed Jody Watley. “His incredible achievements, both on and off the court, are a testament to his tenacity, business acumen, and unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in our communities.”
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who successfully transitioned from the basketball court to the boardroom, now serves as the Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE). MJE specializes in providing high-quality products and services primarily to ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities.
In addition to his accomplishments, Earvin “Magic” Johnson has expanded his influence through ownership of multiple sports franchises, including the Washington Commanders, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Football Club, and Team Liquid.
He also manages businesses such as EquiTrust Life Insurance Company and SodexoMAGIC, a food service and facilities management company.
In today’s dynamic digital age, Earvin “Magic” Johnson continues to invest millions of dollars in infrastructure improvement across the United States through a joint-venture fund, JLC Infrastructure.
Renowned as one of the defining artists of the 80s with a profound influence on style, music, and pop culture, Jody Watley has set the standard that many artists follow today. Her groundbreaking marriage of rap and R&B in hits like “Friends,” her fusion of high fashion, street fashion, and music, and her effortless crossing of musical genres make her a true visionary in the industry.
“The Jody Watley Show” is a 2-hour monthly program offering a unique blend of classic and contemporary R&B music, along with engaging conversations and surprise guests.
Listeners can enjoy the best of Old School R&B on SiriusXM’s The Groove, hosted by Jody Watley, featuring artists from the ’70s and ’80s, such as Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Isley Brothers, and the Gap Band, among others.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the extraordinary Earvin “Magic” Johnson in conversation with Jody Watley on “The Jody Watley Show.”
Tune in to SiriusXM’s The Groove on November 12th at 6 PM (EST) / 3 PM (PST), or listen via the SiriusXM app on your smartphone or other connected devices.
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.