Jody Watley New Concert Alert – Holiday Jam Freestyle Explosion

Jody Watley, just added to this Freestyle Explosion Holiday Jam. This will be a non-stop party December 10 in San Diego, CA Pechanga Arena. Get tickets early, this show with all of your freestyle favorites will sell out. AXS Tickets

Jody Watley Is Still A Thrill – LIVE at The Microsoft Amphitheater

Still A Thrill with special surprise guest Andre Cymone
Grammy Winning Artist Jody Watley. Legend.
Walter and Scotty of The Whispers. It’s A Love Thing!

Legends Only.
Kayla Simone, Hubie Wang, Andre Cymone, Jody Watley, Keith Eaddy, Kerry Griffin, Jasmine Boyes, Clifton Williams -backstage Microsoft Theater 8.7.22

Jody Watley with dancers Kayla Simone Henry, and Jasmine Boyes
Andre Cymone – Jody Watley Celebrating 35th Anniversary of Instant Classic Grammy Winning Solo Debut and collaborations.
It was a wonderful evening of much needed music medicine – good for the spirit and soul.

“I don’t want to live without music – I don’t want to live without love .. just want to bring you joy – affairs of the heart.” – Jody Watley

Photography : Matthew Tryggestad

Quote of The Day. Roses and Roots.

This quote was sent to me by a dear friend to uplift me in this time of grieving the recent passing of my beloved Mom, Miss Rose, Rosebud and my ugly cries (ugly cries water the garden she said)- and then added this poignant and profound piece of inspiration:

“Rose bushes that have been removed from the garden can regrow from the roots left behind.”

Photo capture on my morning walk of a beautiful rose bush.

Jody Watley. In Celebration and Remembrance Of My Mom. Miss Rose.

Award Winning Rose Watley! She loved her job and helping others.
My Mom – was an inspiration to many. This comment was posted on my Facebook page July 8, 2022

Wattage thoughts this morning thinking of my Mom. Until we meet again, Rest Peacefully to my beloved Mom, Empress, Miss Rose – my original fashion influence – glamorous and first woman I’d see in dolman sleeves and rhinestone pumps allowing me to play dress up in your clothes and sing to an imaginary audience in your best hairbrush and dream big. Best Grandma to my children Lauren & Arie-an inspiration to those who knew you from your work at Walden House/ Health Rite for almost 20 years, showing it is never too late to have a new beginning.

A tough cookie with a heart of gold, Miss Rose – Aries, everyone who met you always said “she’s such a sweet lady”

Thank you for bringing me into this world. We got through some rough times along the way, you got through some tough times but turned it all around and wrote new chapters for yourself. We shared some amazing and fun times, experiences including when you joined me on The Joan Rivers Show and you were so proud and tickled when she clocked your Chanel purse, Dick Clark from the Hollywood Palladium bringing onstage to help introduce me – you were a good sport when I cast you in my “When A Man Loves A Woman” video we laughed so hard on every take when you kept missing your cue, family trips with Lauren & Arie, Dave Koz jazz cruise, vacations especially Maui, cheering Arie on in all those AAU and school bball tournaments, all of the holidays Xmas, Thanksgiving, Easter all of the traditions, the cooking, (your potato salad will always be the best) .. graduations, school events..the list goes on ..I benefitted from our many talks and conversations from your wisdom, you helped dry my tears always had a sympathetic ear when I got divorced.. up through our recent new tradition of early Sunday morning pancakes and coffee, after your listening to your favorite gospel music and service ..talking NBA sports, life..and so much more-not just my Mom, you were my best friend. I’m happy you got to see me on your favorite show Tamron Hall when I was on in 2021.

I will always hear your voice telling me “ok gurl go let them have it!” with regard to my career up to my recent trips and appearances to Atlanta, Detroit and D.C – it was tough for me to leave your side for those days in June, I followed your encouragement to just go have fun.
I’m happy to have always made you proud as a your daughter, a Mom to my kids, Grammy winning Solo artist, songwriter, style icon entrepreneur though always ever present till the wheels fall off child, ride or die, highs and lows for and with you. I am who I am because of you and Dad.

Caring for you these past two years and through the pandemic hasn’t been easy and truly profound in many ways including a reminder of what’s important in this life and who when all is said and done. Showering and bathing you – was truly humbling – I just did what you once did for me – full circle. Losing Dad so many decades ago taught me what to value and who to value in life and to live with as much joy as possible and never take a day and those we love for granted, changed how I live life, this principle will remain.

Watching you continue to fight until the very last breath, further proved you are the most resilient woman I’ve known. Thank you for everything, I’m going to miss you, missing you already-though understanding love is eternal forever and always in the heart and memories – you will always be with me and within me.
I love you so much Mom, my heart is broken- you are now free of all ailments and pain.
Rest In Heavenly Peace and soar with the angels and ancestors. Your light will always shine.
😔❤️💔🙏🏾🕯🌹🕊✨

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Jody Watley – Wattage Thoughts. Boxes.

Morning walk thoughts a couple of days ago that may resonate with you

Jody Watley Wattage Thoughts – You Deserve The Love

Sending love and a smile to brighten your day. Thanks so much for subscribing to my blog and staying up to date.

Wattage!

Jody Watley and VP Kamala Harris At 2022 All Love At Capital Pride DC

*This one is for the history books and generations to come! Chart-topping singer Jody Watley and Vice President Kamala Harris showed their support for the LGBTQ+ community at 2022 Capital Pride in Washington, D.C.

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Jody Watley Motor City and Capital Pride 2022 In Pictures

Ready to slay – bring the Wattage and joy to Motor City Pride
Kayla Simone. Jody Watley. Jasmine Boyes.

Wattage! Queen Of Cool.

On the move. Motor City Pride 2022.

Jody Watley Motor City Pride – feeling the love!

Fan photo.

Jody Watley – Motor City Pride 2022.

Impromptu jaunt to get closer the audience.

Fan Photo – capturing this moment while singing ‘Everything’
Fan Photo – capturing this moment while singing ‘Everything’

Kelly Harmer Photography
Fan Photo.
Hasta la vista ba-by. Thank you Motor City Pride.
Nick has a serious collection – he said he’s waited 20 years to meet me and get some of his collection signed – and no not for Ebay!

Capital Pride.
They had a runway! L O V E D it! W E R K E D It!
Wattage! The Queen of Cool. Jody Watley
Owning it. Queen of Cool – Grammy Winner Dr. Jody Watley

Photography Paul Morigi Getty Images.

Photography by J.D. Humphreys

Runway ready!

Pose.

Kayla Simone. Jody Watley. Jasmine Boyes.
Met the VP Kamala Harris after my performance.

Vice President Kamala Harris & Dr. Jody Watley – Two Esteemed Boss Ladies!

Thank you Capital Pride for having me!

To all of my LGBTQ fans – thank you for always loving me and I love you back!

“It don’t matter if you’re young or old – don’t matter if you’re straight or gay – everybody needs to feel loved..show love” – Jody Watley “Affection, 1995”

Iconic Singer Celebrated With Jody Watley Day and Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award At Georgia State Capitol

*On June 2, 2022, Jody Watley was showered with affection and admiration in Atlanta for “Jody Watley Day,” at the Georgia State Capitol.

She was publicly recognized for her time, effort, and dedication to humanity in the form of the prestigious Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony.” …

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Atlanta Is Celebrating Iconic Singer Jody Watley with Jody Watley Day and Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

From BNMotion PR Group:

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – UNITED STATES, June 1, 2022 – Atlanta is celebrating iconic singer Jody Watley with Jody Watley Day event inside the Georgia State Capitol in the Rotunda on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

The legendary singer will also be publicly recognized for her time, effort, and dedication to humanity in the form of the prestigious Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony. She is confirmed to attend the event.

“We are so excited to designate June 2nd as Jody Watley Day in Atlanta, Georgia,” says Georgia Representative Billy Mitchell.” “She is truly the epitome of grace, excellence, class, and a gifted songstress and songwriter.”

Dr. Jacqueline Mohair, founder of Trinity International University of Ambassadors adds, “There is not a more deserving recipient to receive this honor than Dr. Watley who have paved the way for so many others.”

Former representative Dr. Dee Dawkins-Haglier and candidate for Georgia Secretary of State who will be providing remarks at the ceremony says, “Dr. Watley is a music icon whose music has blessed and inspired millions.” “It is a joy to recognize her in the State of Georgia.”

With over forty years in the music industry, the iconic singer, songwriter, producer, and businesswoman, is one of the architects of 21st century pop who continues to be a solid and stellar fixture in entertainment. Her enchantingly smooth voice and memorable favorites can be heard all over the world. 

From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1989’s “Friends,” a collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim pairing that is the first to crossover R&B/Hip-Hop, Pop and Dance into the Billboard Top 10 “Friends,” to her vision-forward marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s (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, Ms. Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.

As a solo artist, the pop and R&B singer 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. In 2018, Billboard Magazine included Jody Watley in the Top 60 Hot 100 Female Artists of All Time and Top 25 Top Female Dance Artists of All Time. Her timeless series of hit songs such as “Looking For a New Love,” “Real Love,” “Still A Thrill,” “Some Kind of Love,” “Everything,” and “Friends ft. Eric B & Rakim,” are favorite classics still today played on the airwaves. Ms. Watley was also named as First Ambassador in 2021 to the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville and in 2022, she received her first Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business. 

“I am truly honored for this recognition from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris,” says Dr. Jody Watley. “I am also grateful to Representative Billy Mitchell and Dr. Jacqueline Mohair for nominating me for this prestigious award.” 

About Jody Watley

Dr. Jody Watley, singer, songwriter, producer, businesswoman, and motivational speaker is one of the architects of 21st century pop. From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1989’s “Friends,” a collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim pairing that is the first to crossover R&B/Hip-Hop, Pop and Dance into the Billboard Top 10 “Friends,” to her vision-forward marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s (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. Ms. Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.

As a solo artist, the pop and R&B singer 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. In 2018, Billboard Magazine included Jody Watley in the Top 60 Hot 100 Female Artists Of All Time and Top 25 Top Female Dance Artists of All Time. Ms. Watley was named as First Ambassador in 2021 to the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville and in 2022, she received her first Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business. Full Bio

About The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards are an annual event held to honor those in our nation who exhibit outstanding character, worth ethic, and dedication to their communities. The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards has rapidly become recognized as an immense honor and highly anticipated annual event. In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to honor outstanding citizens giving their time to volunteering and helping their communities.