Jody Watley is a Grammy Award winning innovative music maker, a style-forging pioneer in music, dance, video, fashion and style. With 32 Top Ten Singles and 13 No. 1 Singles in the Pop, R and B and Dance music genres over the past three decades including such classics as “Looking For A New Love,” "Don't You Want Me" and the groundbreaking collaboration with Eric B and Rakim “Friends” the first multi-format crossover single to blend Pop R&B/ and Hip-Hop Rap with the customized 16 bar verses specifically written for the song, and a subsequent popular format in commercial music. Watley remains one of MTV's most nominated artists for her fashion forward "Real Love" directed by Oscar nominee David Fincher. With a a Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard Magazine, and countless accolades Jody has consistently broken new ground in music, video and fashion and is also one of the first artists in the modern era to be featured in trendsetting ad campaigns and cross marketing paving the way for a future generation of female artists. Visit her website for full bio http://www.jodywatley.net
Landed safely in Tokyo and so honored to have the opportunity to perform with the Tokyo Symphony. No gimmicks..no controversy, nonsense.. public romances or anything driven by tabloid media to generate interest..just a veteran artist who continues to live my dreams – it’s in the music! Blessed and grateful.
Safely landed – time to relax unwind..good food a little wine..just cherishing the time!
Woke up, said my thanks to God and the universe for the continued blessings and gift of life and the opportunities to do what I love on my own terms – enjoying the view..coffee and reflections of how awesome it is to look out over Tokyo. Two wonderful children..great friends..my wonderful SRL mates who I miss on this trip but so happy to have them (Nate and Rosero) in my life and the love from true dedicated fans who lift me up daily.
I’m off to Tokyo solo this week. Best Hit’s Meets 80’s will find me performing with the Tokyo Philharmonic and then I’ll be a special guest artist at popular Japanese DJ Osshy Disco Party.
Returning to Yoshi’s Oakland the SRL (Shalamar Reloaded) November 11, 2016 – it will be another party..and it’s awesome to build a new base for us and add our new music each time.
Get your tickets early ( here ) for Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Presented by GoldenVoice The Roxy Theater show January 28, 2017 — it’s a another celebration of my birthday..and more new music and beyond – join our growing social community..more than a concert fans are saying it’s an experience!
Get IN The Mood. Single Available at all digital outlets for download and streaming.
Mixed Media by M. LA Girdam.. revealed this art of me spanning 3 decades of my solo career over a series of posts on Instagram. Phenomenal. He noted how I’d inspired him..which in turn inspires me – cycles of life.
Each of us has the ability to inspire and be inspired in many ways. As I’ve gotten older it’s a part of my music, choices and existence in entertainment – as a human being first and foremost that I really cherish. We are all echoes..be a good one.
It was a Washington D.C, takeover! Television, Concerts, Radio and New Single Release. #SRL #JodyWatley
It was early and we were performing this for the first time..after nearly missing the show being stuck in traffic. All in all – a good time was had by everyone! I’m thrilled at the reception and enthusiasm for me as a veteran solo artist and to parlay that goodwill to this new group is very fulfilling. The Mood – is great!