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“Selena Quintanilla loved Jody Watley. I spoke to the pop icon about her part in #selenatheseries , being ‘kindred spirits’ and the possibility of doing her own Selena cover(!!!)” – Writer, Joey Guerra
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There’s a dinner table scene in “Selena: The Series” where the young singer and her dad discuss an upcoming performance in Mexico. This will be Selena’s first time there, and the setlist has to be right.
“I wanna do the new Jody Watley song,” she tells her dad. He quickly rejects the idea of an English-language song.
“I’m Mexican and American, right?” Selena asks. “You want me to be only half of who I am?”
Read the full article and make sure to watch : Selena – The Series On Netflix.
Joey Guerro: Houston Chronicle
Read the full story – see what I have to say about Rihanna too!
For Immediate Release: BNM Publicity Group. (November 30, 2020)
Jody Watley Makes Surprise TV Appearance onDJ Cassidy’s “Pass The Mic: BET Soul Train Edition.”
(Hollywood, CA – November 30, 2020) -Jody Watley is always full of surprises.
The Grammy-winning, trendsetting pioneer in music, video, fashion and style recently joined other R&B legends of the 80s on DJ Cassidy’s “Pass the Mic: BET Soul Train Edition,” which also featured Sheila E, Chaka Khan, El DeBarge, Deniece Williams, Morris Day, Evelyn “Champagne” King, George Clinton, and many more. DJ Cassidy included an all-star surprise line-up for his set, including Jody Watley giving homage to she and her fellow musical legends who gave birth to some of the greatest dance records of all time. The ‘highly anticipated,’ DJ show premiered after the Soul Train Awards, and also aired on VH1 and MTV2 on Sunday, November 29.
Never one to disappoint, Jody Watley ‘rocked the mic’ and performed bars of “A Night to Remember,” one of the many hit songs from her years during the pinnacle time for the group, Shalamar for the prime-time DJ television special.
Following her brief six year run in the group, Watley went on to become a celebrated solo artist, respected businesswoman, innovative music maker, and style-forging pioneer who has led the way as an entrepreneur working in the independent music world as one of the few already-established female best-selling artists to produce, create and own her recordings.
Some of her many classic hits include “Real Love,” “Don’t You Want Me,” “Everything,” and “Still A Thrill.”
She is one of the architects of 21st-century pop. From her groundbreaking union of rap and R&B (1987’s “Friends,” a collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim) to her vision-forward amalgamation of high fashion, street fashion and music in the 1980s (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, the iconic singer forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook. DJ Cassidy’s popular ‘Pass the Mic’ webcast series made its debut on BET’s broadcast of “The Soul Train Awards.” His special DJ edition immediately followed after the awards show and delivered a second prime-time special that brought Cassidy’s all-star medleys, usually seen via Twitch and YouTube, to a network for the first time.
“I was thrilled to be part of the first TV presentation for DJ Cassidy’s ‘Pass the Mic.’ He has such an incredible love of music and appreciation for an artist’s body of work that reflects in his presentation and delivery as a DJ,” said Watley.
“Cassidy knows how to mix music seamlessly and play the right song at the right time. It was such an honor and great feeling to be a part of the TV broadcast. We have a mutual appreciation and love as well as a respect for the classics – great music and artistry has no expiration date!” she added.
Winter Music Vibes.
I’m so excited about this spotlight in Black Enterprise with a focus on entrepreneurship and my new home line! I’m a big believer in continuing to add new goals and dreams in life..it doesn’t have to stop just because of time, age, obstacles.. keep raising the bar on yourself in whatever you do!
Read all about it : Black Enterprise
The Mail On Sunday
“..no one is as passionate about my career as I am. It’s me, self-expression, something I’ve wanted since I was 5… Nobody knows better than me if you look a certain way you’re going to be fighting to prove you’re smart..You grit your teeth and get on with it
but it’s always there..
just like I always feel the distinction of being a black person. On several occasions as an example sitting on an airplane in first class and they go -let me see your boarding pass like I’m sitting on the wrong seat..”
“..if I’m good to myself, I’ll be good to everyone else..I want to be remembered for what I have to say as Jody Watley the singer – songwriter – not the former dancer with Shalamar.” – Jody Watley
Whenever I look back on interviews for these throwbacks.. it’s good to know that though I continue to evolve .. my essence remains pure and intact. No BS.
Photography 📷 : Mike Owen
Makeup : Paul Starr
Sweater Coat: Azzedine Alaia
Consistent Life Notes—Know Who You Are and No matter what — get on with it with business, job, life .. etc. Wattage ✨
Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jody Watley kicked off her solo career in the 80s with multiple Billboard top ten hits. Her music has transcended decades, and she is out now with a new project, The Healing – The APX Remix, a collaborative project with the Atlanta-based husband and wife duo, The APX, blending classic funk vibes with modern electro-funk.
Watley joined Your Morning live via Skype to discuss the new project, staying creative during the pandemic, giving back to those in need, and what’s next in her career. Watch the full interview: Jody Watley YouTube
Jody Watley – “The Healing” :
“Jody Watley continues to deliver innovative projects with a groove and style, all her own that fuels the body, soul and mind.” – Eurweb
“Listening to this song will uplift you, make you think and lead you to move, jump, jack your body.” – SoulBounce
Available at all digital and streaming outlets. Be Inspired!