Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Harrah’s Atlantic City 2016

 

 

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Tickets go on sale tomorrow April 15 for Harrah’s Atlantic City concert May 12.  Come out for a night of music spanning disco, soul, pop, dance, R&B and more: Ticketmaster  – it’s always a party with Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded.

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Saturday night in Hollywood, Bryan Rabin and Giorgio’s bid a chic adieu to 70’s disco and ushered in Chapter 2: The New Sound 80’s. I rolled through with Shalamar Reloaded Nate Smith, Rosero McCoy. We put in work on the dance-floor – it was packed so a bit difficult to get really loose. A great time was had by all. Bryan really knows how to do it big.

It was nice to catch up a bit with actor Alan Cumming. He and I first met back in 2005 in Malaysia for the Tsunami Relief Concert “Force of Nature”, and then had a blast in Vegas some years later when I was there performing at Vegas Pride. He told me he still has his “I Heart Jody Watley” T-shirt which made me happy!

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Sharing a nice moment catching up with Alan Cumming at Giorgio’s. Photo (c) 2016 Tyler Curtis.

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Nightlife, after hours on the Sunset Strip after a night on the dancefloor. Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. Shalamar Reloaded. #selfie

Read about the very fashionable night of dance and style:

WWD, Women’s Wear Daily:   Here

FashionWeekDaily: Here

LATimes: Here

DestinationLuxury.Com: Here

New Music Alert. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded.

Save the date: May 6 the new single from my new group Shalamar Reloaded with Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy comes to digital outlets worldwide.

While we slay the stage with a fresh take on classics I originated, as always I keep things pushing forward creatively and as a business model. Resting on one’s laurels..you will only grow weeds!

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In May catch me and the squad LIVE:

May 6 -Mega 97.9 Fresno — Mega Old School Jam  Fresno Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater

May 12 – Harrah’s Atlantic City

 

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Another Concert To Remember in New York City.

Nate, Rosero and I made our second appearance at New York’s B.B. Kings. Our very first performance as a group was at the venue February of 2015. Our show continues to evolve and get better and so it was a joy to perform to another sold-out enthusiastic audience. One of the security guards whose been there for 15 years said seeing our standing ovation at the end of the performance was something he hadn’t seen in a longtime there. We bring it from start to finish. Shalamar Reloaded – and then it’s a Jody Watley party!

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One side of the marquee in Times Square – Jody Watley.

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The other side of the marquee in Times Square – Shalamar Reloaded.

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Just before taking the stage. Ready to slay. Jody Watley, Shalamar Reloaded and NYC  freestyle dancers.

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In the music. Shalamar Reloaded. Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy.

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Jody Watley Style. Moto Biker Jacket  Custom Graffiti Art by Alison Rohan, Brooklyn, NY.

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“Don’t You Want Me” — Jody Watley. BB Kings, March 26, 2016

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It’s not everyday you get your own doll presented to you as a thank you for being an inspiration through the years. I was humbled by this honor and gift from Toni and  Haus of Swag complete with mini magazine covers, CD’s and custom Louboutin’s

 

Up next MAY:

May 6 – Fresno, CA Super Freestyle Explosion Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheatre

May 9 – Harrah’s Resort & Casino Atlantic City

Get in the Music!

“Dancer Remixed” – Listen on Apple Music, Spotify..

Buy it on iTunes – Here

Shalamar Reloaded: “SlowDance “Remixed: Here 

Shalamar Reloaded “O.R.I.G.IN.A.L” the NEW single coming May 6 at digital outlets worldwide.

Jody Watley. Looking For A New Love.

 

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I’m so thankful to have experienced this – thankful for my blessings and continued journey. I thank all of you who continue to show me love, support my music and encourage me each day!! — On January 6, 1987, January 6. My solo debut single “Looking For A New Love” was released (a Rihanna/Jody fan just told me on Instagram and I looked it up, love social media for things like this).. Of course it was a monumental debut, my first #1 single and a touchstone in music and pop culture, not many artists get to experience this smile emoticon
Facts:
The single hit number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1987 besting the chart peak of her group Shalamar Top 10 “The Second Time Around.” “Looking For A New Love” spent four weeks at number-one on the Billboard R&B chart another notable achievement. The single was kept out of the top spot of the Hot 100 by Cutting Crew’s “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” and U2’s “With or Without You”. It ranked number 16 on Billboard’s year-end chart for 1987. The single would also reach #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Play Chart.

In 1988 the song was nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video, and Best R&B/Soul Single, Female. She was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, winning the The GRAMMYs for Best New Artist.

One of the song’s key phrases became a popular saying: “Hasta la vista, baby.” It wound up on innumerable answering machines and was used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

2005 Reissue
In 2005, Jody Watley re-recorded and released “Looking for a New Love” on Water Music Records in conjunction with her own Avitone label, Curvve Recordings, and Peace Bisquit. The reissued classic was remixed in various styles: house, electro, breakbeat. The newly imagined “Looking for a New Love” proved to be a historic undertaking for Watley, as it peaked at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, making her the first artist ever to take the same song to No. 1 in two decades.
Written by Andre Cymone and Jody Watley (lyrics and melody). Produced by David Z. and Andre Cymone.
Photography: Victoria Pearson / Art Direction: Jody Watley / Lynn Robb

Everlasting gratitude to Jheryl Busby, Louil Silas Jr. (RIP) and to all of the MCA Records team at that time including A.D. Washington, Ernie Singleton, Alonzo Miller, Sarah Melendez..who made it happen despite the usual obstacles along the way. I thank Jheryl for believing in me and signing me as well as giving me the freedom to be myself and make a mark – understanding what I wanted to do as an artist and writer, not just a girl..but a woman with a vision.

Always believe in yourself – no matter how many people are trying to bring and tear you down..keep on keeping on. God and the universe always has it’s way.

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Jody Watley. Reconnections.

It’s been a while since I had a girl’s night out with my longtime friend Jeannine Braden. Jeannine is a stylist, designer and entrepreneur (she once owned one two of the hottest boutiques in Los Angeles, Flair in Fred Segal) as well as other businesses and ventures. Her recent venture is called ‘Say The Sun’ going to her Venice Beach, California roots with a line of  chic and whimsical flipflops.

She invited me to attend Cindy Crawfords ‘Becoming’ book celebration party. The book is full of classic and never seen images and insightful  anecdotes. It was a gorgeous setting and event. Hosted by Eric Buterbaugh Florals and Guthy Renker’s Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford.

Cindy was so kind and approachable; engaging with all of the guests along with her two children and husband, businessman Randy Gerber. It was a family affair. I might add her daughter Kaia is truly uncannily a twin of her legendary model Mom.

While there, it was nice to reconnect with Peter Savic, one of fashion’s most brilliant and respected hair guru’s. Peter and I collaborated on several notable style moments along my journey a while ago including the iconic image from GAP; a trendsetting celebrity ad campaign in 89. It was actually Peter’s idea to go short for this campaign..I wanted a change and didn’t want to be trapped by long hair. “Darling, we must go short, very short..” in his distinct accent and tone..I loved it. I was so happy to see him after so many years.

The journey is never long in the company of good friends and colleagues. It’s nice when you’re happy to see people!

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Two self motivated renaissance women and entrepreneurs: Jeannine Braden and Jody Watley. 

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Photo by: Jeannine Braden. It’s all about love – always!

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Style Pioneers. Hair Guru:Peter Savic and Grammy Winner Jody Watley.

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Classic Image. Jody Watley for VOGUE Italia by Herb Ritts. Hair: Peter Savic Makeup: Paul Starr.

Jody Watley. Keeping It Real With TheyCallMeDaymz

 

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Check out my latest interview, this time with Damon Gonzalez who just arrived in Los Angeles from Brooklyn. You always learn something new..in this case see what my thoughts are about Rihanna, longevity, and tips on dealing with shade. Read it: Here