“The stylish “musical assassin” talks tunes, George Michael and activism…
Singer Jody Watley has been many things during her illustrious career, including an activist, fashion plate—but, most certainly, a musician. Among her many achievements in that latter area are a Grammy win; a Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard magazine; and numerous hits (on her own and as well as with group Shalamar), including “Looking for a New Love,” “Real Love” and “Still a Thrill.”
During a recent, wide-ranging talk with Windy City Times, Watley—who most recently came out with the dance hit “The Healing” last year—discussed everything (and everyone) from her new ambassador role to George Michael to the TV show Soul Train (which she once danced on, as a regular) to HIV/AIDS activism—but the conversation started with COVID vaccinations.”.. Read the full Conversation!
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May 6, 1989:
“Real Love” Peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B AND Dance charts!!
Written by Jody Watley, A. Cymone
*Billboard® Chart History*#2 on Hot 100
One of the biggest Pop and R&B singles of 1989 – The David Fincher directed video remains one of the most nominated of all time with 6 noms.
I’m thrilled about the new beard oil in my Signature Jody Watley line, and the first in curated items that I love and think you will too all in the realm of self care – more to come!
‘Affairs of The Heart’ – Commit to yourself and those you love.
Hair: Peter Savic
Makeup: Paul Starr
Styling: Jody Watley
March 18, 1989 – : Jody Watley debuted at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with her single, “Real Love.” “Real Love” became her 4th Top Ten peaking at No. 2 for 2 weeks and was prevented from the top spot which was occupied by Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl.”
“Real Love” also spent one week at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B and Dance Charts and was certified Gold.
The David Fincher directed fashion forward video remains one of the most nominated of all time for the MTV Awards.
“Real Love” written by Watley and Andre Cymone.
Cover Photography by Steven Meisel.
Between 1987-98, Watley charted 12 solo singles on the Hot 100 which included 7 Top 20’s and 6 Top Tens.
As a Solo Artist Watley has charted hits on multiple charts in an eclectic ongoing catalog ranging from Hot 100, R&B, Dance/Club, Electronica, Adult Contemporary, Jazz:: 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s
Jody Watley won the Best New Artist Grammy for 1987.
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“..Potts showcased his Fall 2021 collection digitally which was inspired by Jody Watley’s 1987 music video for her song “Still A Thrill.” With it, Potts’ resulting meditation on light, shadow, darkness and the associated interpretations of these phenomena, led him to think about dance and movement. – Paper Magazine
Read full interview February Issue : https://www.nish.press/nish-february-publication/
My first label Phonogram was not on board with my vision so we quickly parted ways..you’d think because I was in London it wouldn’t have been an issue but it was. Black artists are always often pressured to conform to more ‘relatable’ imagery. On my subsequent American debut and since..I’ve always navigated incorporating high fashion with edgy street style to varying results..but always what I wish to convey – hits and misses.. it’s all uniquely me.