Thought of The Day. Sparkle and Shine.

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Never let anyone dim your sparkle or shine. Leave some of it everywhere you go! -Jody Watley

Jody Watley Featured in Closer Magazine.

On newsstands now Jody Watley in Closer Magazine. Actually..I’m always who I’ve wanted to be while continuing to grow and evolve..sometimes in interviews things get misconstrued a bit. Overall a good lifestyle piece!

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Just Announced. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Set To Return to New York.

We’ll be going back to another of our favorite music venues – B.B. Kings in Time Square. Good food, good music, good times. Let’s get it IN! Get your tickets early this is another date that usually sells out. By that time the new Shalamar Reloaded ‘Bridges’ collection should be out and as always my show as well as that of SRL is always evolving and changing. As well, our shows have turned into social hookups and mixers with Wattage fanfam crew showing up and connecting in the music and making friendships in real time offline.  It’s not just a concert with two shows in one – it’s an experience. Tickets: Here

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Also On Sale Now:

Riverside Casino, Riverside Iowa Dec. 17, 2016

A Saturday Night Experience!! GoldenVoice Concerts Presents Jody Watley featuring Shalamar Reloaded LIVE The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles Jan.28, 2017 Get Tickets: Here

“Jody Watley is serving notice she isn’t resting on her past glories and proved she is still a talented force to be reckoned with.” Harriet Kaplan SoCalMusicToday Concert Review, 2016

Grammy Award Winning Pop/R&B/Dance and Style Icon Jody Watley has the distinction of being named “one of the most prominent visionaries of her era” by Wax Poetics magazine. With millions of albums sold, 13 #1 singles including classics “Don’t You Want Me”, “Looking for a New Love” with it’s signature pop culture phrase “Hasta la Vista Baby” and “Friends” with Eric B & Rakim the groundbreaking single that first catapulted the rap/sung verses into the mainstream). She was also the distinct sound of the group Shalamar as an original member with such hits as “Take That To The Bank and club classic “A Night To Remember.” Watley’s music crosses genres from Pop, R&B, HipHop, Dance/Electronica as well as recent collaborations with modern boogie ambassador Dam-Funk, nu jack duo French Horn Rebellion, venerable jazz and dance musician remixer Mark de-Clive Lowe and folk artist Peter Harper – Jody Watley continues to evolve artistically. Add groundbreaking ad campaigns, and fashion layouts and you’ll understand why Watley remains a venerable force creating the template for other female artists in music today.

It’s also her modus operandi with Shalamar Reloaded “SRL” her new vocal dance trio for the new millennium. “We’re not a group from the past, though there is some obvious inspiration and a nod to that. We are new and now. Our sound is smooth with an edge.. and I bring my unmistakable sound” states Watley. “Our stage show has fresh choreography and state-of-the- art musical beds composed of innovative beats and forward grooves. We are originals – a new group for a new generation. ” Adds Rosero McCoy. “This is not a throw back group, Jody is not a throw back nostalgia artist. This is an experience where classic meets new and it holds up to any contemporary show touring today.”

Joining Watley for Shalamar Reloaded are Oakland born and raised singer/performer/choreographer Rosero McCoy (KekePalmer, Usher, Beyoncé, America’s Next Best Dance Crew, Shake it Up, The Sing Off) and breakout new male lead talent Nate Allen Smith a native of Ohio. With critically acclaimed singles and video (SlowDance, O.R.I.G.IN.A.L.) including the hot new single “The Mood” under their belt; television appearances, a special on SIRIUSXM, rave concert reviews and sold out shows; Jody Watley and SRL are set to release their debut album “Bridges” in 2017.

 

Jody Watley. Rock The Vote.

Someone unearthed this Rock The Vote PSA I did back in 1992 for MTV (when it was Music Television). Still true!

Jody Watley Performs a Solo Classic with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

 

Here’s a snippet of one of my performances with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra “Best Hits 80’s Meets Symphony..” singing one of my Top Ten hit singles “Everything.”

I wore a red suit and mock turtle neck from Theory as one who usually doesn’t wear the color and funked it up with street-style attitude with new red shades from a new line I stumbled across, nude Louboutin pumps and my signature jumbo hoops with added sparkle. Red in this case represents my passion for living and life..I’d had a custom tux made but it wasn’t ready in time..

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Jody Watley In Tokyo To Perform with Philharmonic Orchestra

Landed safely in Tokyo and so honored to have the opportunity to perform with the Tokyo Symphony. No gimmicks..no controversy, nonsense.. public romances or anything driven by tabloid media to generate interest..just a veteran artist who continues to live my dreams  – it’s in the music! Blessed and grateful.

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Safely landed – time to relax unwind..good food a little wine..just cherishing the time!

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Woke up, said my thanks to God and the universe for the  continued blessings and gift of life and the opportunities to do what I love on my own terms –  enjoying the view..coffee and reflections of how awesome it is to look out over Tokyo. Two wonderful children..great friends..my wonderful SRL mates who I miss on this trip but so happy to have them (Nate and Rosero) in my life and the love from true dedicated fans who lift me up daily.

 

Grammy Award Winner Jody Watley Talks DC Shows and New Single The mood on ABC7 DC

 

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A selfie with on air personality and host Julie Wright. ABC7 News Channel 8 Good Morning Washington

 

Watch the interview: Here