Watch it Now!! Multi-platinum recording artist/songwriter/producer Jody Watley in a vintage performance from the 90’s on the Rosie O’Donnell Show performing the Number 1 Billboard Dance Single “Off The Hook.”
SOME KIND OF LOVER : 35th Anniversary
January 4 1988 , Grammy Award Icon Jody Watley .
“Some Kind of Lover” was Jody’s third Top Hot 100 Top 10 Single from the album, and third number-one of the US dance chart, Number 3 Hot R&B.
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 MTV award show that year, and with Stevie Wonder on his 1988 MTV Special “Characters.”
Billboard: #1 Dance, #3 Hot R&B, #10 Hot 100
Written by: Jody Watley, Andre Cymone
Produced by Andre Cymone & David Z.
Styling & Creative Direction as with all of her music videos and appearances.
Some Kind Of Lover video directed by Brian Grant who also lensed her videos for “Looking For A New Love” and “Still A Thrill”
“Signature” Jumbo Hoops, Chanel belt, Chuck Taylor sneakers Jean Paul Gaultier Velvet and Metal Bustier and Watley’s Iconic customized leather jacket with the artwork on the back emblazoned with JODY. For the Soul Train performance Watley wore the equally iconic and highly coveted rare blue Issey Miyake Plastic Body Bodice.
Wishing everyone the best that 2023 have to offer – with infinite possibilities to be manifested into opportunities you might be working toward. Blessings and love to all. Thank you for your continued support.
Stay in your light – but don’t be afraid to pass it on to others who may be stuck in the darkness. One light will never dim another.
Love to All, Dr. Jody Watley
(Nationwide) via Pamela Broussard: BNM Publicity Group & Management
Grammy Award winning iconic artist Jody Watley nailed the national anthem at Sofi Stadium on Christmas Day! The 2022 Super Bowl champions Los Angeles Rams vs Denver Broncos game kicked off with the beloved icon singing the national anthem.
The ageless singer and songwriter reawakened everyone’s patriotic side with a live acapella rendition of the national anthem. She got it right and received cheers throughout and rousing standing ovation. Click here to watch!
Jody Watley has a proven record of well received anthem performances for other championship Los Angeles franchises: LA Lakers, LA Chargers, LA Dodgers and LA Galaxy
As a solo artist, the versatile Pop and R&B songstress 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, also named as one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in an ongoing distinguished solo career.
Jody Watley is listed as one of Billboard Magazine’s Top 25 Female Dance Music Artists of All Time and Top 60 Hot 100 Female Artists. Jody Watley was also a part of the supergroup Band Aid for the historic “Do They Know It’s Christmas”
She recently released her new critically acclaimed jazzy holiday single, “Christmas Time Is Here,Top 12 Most Recommended New Holiday Releases (NY Post) available on all digital media platforms via the Avitone Recordings label imprint.
(LOS ANGELES) December 12, 2022 – Grammy winning artist Jody Watley has confirmed to perform at music icon and superstar, STEVIE WONDER’s 24th House Full of Toys Benefit Concert on Saturday, December 17, 2022 – Microsoft Theater.
“Today, more than ever throughout the world, we are challenged with many issues… social, political, economic, spiritual, but that must not stop our opportunity to give and share in the spirit and reason for the season. I am as always overjoyed to again present the celebration House Full of Toys,” says Stevie.
House Full of Toys will benefit children, people with disabilities and families in need. Concertgoers are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or unwrapped gift of joy. Your charitable gift is 100% tax deductible since no goods or services will be provided in consideration for your gift. Wonder’s We Are You Foundation m is a nonprofit organization, IRC501(c)(3).
“When Stevie Wonder, the most celebrated music icon of all time calls, you answer,” says Watley. “He is a wonderful and true humanitarian. I am truly honored to be a part of his House Full of Toys concert.”
Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music, having received numerous awards and honors including 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. His humanitarian efforts are world known.
He is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and is a Commander of France’s National Order of Arts and Letters. Stevie has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is a designated United Nations Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities.
Tickets went on sale to the general public Friday, November 4 at 10 am (PDT) via AXS.com
“Christmas Time Is Here” is available at all digital streaming platforms on Jody Watley Artist Pages. Download, stream, playlist, share. Happy Holidays!!
Wonderful review from Greatest Hits and More!
We start our holiday music journey with Ms. Jody Watley and her stunning rendition of Christmas Time Is Here.
The trip-hop and jazz take is sexy, dreamy, and cozy. It’s giving us all the feels and will be on our holiday playlist for years and years to come. It really begs for one to make a Christmas wish for an entire holiday album from the incredible Jody Watley.
Check this out, add it to your list, purchase it, and stream it. You will be glad you have and we know you will play it a few times over after the first listen. It’s that good!
Bravo, Jody, Bravo!
The Historic Supergroup -“Band Aid” Single “Do They Know It’s Christmas.”
While living in London after my departure from Shalamar in 1983, I’d signed a spec Solo deal with Phonogram/Mercury Records in 1984.
I received a call from Mariella Frostrup, who was the publicist for Phonogram Records U.K. at the time. Mariella didn’t give a lot of details about the session, just that I really needed to be there at request of Sir Bob Geldof as well who was organizing a recording session.
None of us really knew the magnitude of what it would be, we all turned up casually – some of the artists would joke they were coming from the pub or clubbing the night before.. it was all very low key when invited. One of the things that makes it so organic looking is no one was really done up for the cameras so to speak.
The result was “Do The Know It’s Christmas” the name of the group – Band Aid. Four days later it was released in the UK along with a powerful documentary and it has been played during the holiday season since. “Do They Know It’s Christmas” remains one of the biggest singles of all time in the U.K. and mega seller worldwide.
It’s an experience none of us involved will ever forget and a song that made a huge difference, setting the bar for other charity singles to follow.
I’ve said through the years, meeting George Michael and asking if he’d do a duet with me – which he did when I returned to America and signed with MCA Records recording my proper solo debut and looking back on it, it’s also notable I am the only black female artist and only 1 of 4 women in total. To be a part of this historic recording as my first solo endeavor is truly a astounding.
Some artists declined including other female from what I was told back then. To be a part of a historic single as the first thing I did after leaving and post Shalamar is such a gift.
The single went straight to Number 1, was front page news and has raised millions of dollars for famine relief and remains a milestone Christmas single despite a regrettable lyric (tonight thank God it’s them instead of you) created in the moment by the writers of the song as they have later acknowledged – the intent of the song is so very positive. Feed The World – Let Them Know It’s Christmas Time Again. That message and sentiment will always remain, help those in need.
Many of us performed the song on Top Of The Pops as well you can find it on Youtube along with original video.
After Band Aid two 12″ singles (Where The Boys Are and Girls Night Out) were released in 1984 and 1985 as JODY. I already had a vision in style (edgy and fashion forward) hard hitting dance music with an eye of not being labeled or marketed as ‘formerly of’. I was intent to establish my own identity solo with a decidedly more funky dance pop vibe as a debut. I’d written with Bruce Woolley of The Buggles and produced by The Art Of Noise before they were The Art Of Noise (Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeckzalik) with engineer Gary Langan. Ultimately, the label and I weren’t on same page and eventually I moved back to America, signed a new deal with MCA – the rest is solo history!
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Grammy Award winning musical superstar Jody Watley releases new holiday song, “Christmas Time Is Here.”
She is spreading some festive cheer with the release of a jazzy rendition of the quintessential holiday song “Christmas Time Is Here” from her favorite, Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” produced by Jody Watley and Rodney Lee now available on all streaming platforms. Download it, stream, share and add as a essential for the holiday playlists.
“This is an ambient and chill rendition perfect for warm cocoa, a laid-back atmosphere and a fireplace real or virtual” says Watley of the release due on her longtime independent imprint Avitone Recordings. “I hope this is a rendition people will enjoy for decades to come. With so much chaos in the world, hopefully my rendition of ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ will sooth some souls.”
A brilliant songwriter, artist, entrepreneur, producer, and visionary has continued recording new music sharing her gift of artistry globally.
The beautiful icon in music, video, fashion and style, often referred to by her fans as “The Queen of Cool,” is as prolific as anyone who’s ever set foot in a recording studio, and as proficient as anyone who’s ever decided to be a song lyricist. She is not only a great singer—she is a great songwriter, and great performer.
As one of the architects of 21st century pop and contemporary street style mixed with high fashion, her 1989 hit “Friends,” featuring hip hop/rap legends Eric B & Rakim, is the first pairing of pop/R&B/rap/dance to crossover into the Billboard Top 10 on multiple charts.
Watley’s vision — the trendsetting, forward thinking marriage of high fashion and street fashion with music in the 80s — long before it became the norm — along with her fusion of jazz and underground club culture — demonstrates her keen pop instincts and an ease with which she crossed, and still crosses, genres. Jody Watley forged the template that is now in everybody’s playbook.
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