Jody Watley Soothes The Soul With New Holiday Single

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.

Visit Jody Watley YouTube Channel to experience All Things Jody Watley, including concert features, interviews of the Grammy Award-winning artist and more.  

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Jody Watley is the gold standard of artistry. A brilliant songwriter, artist, entrepreneur, producer, and visionary. When you visit Jody Watley YouTube Channel, experience All Things Jody Watley, including concert features, interviews of the Grammy Award-winning artist and more.” – Read the full feature:

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Jody Watley – Freestyle Festival Tempe Park In Photos

September 24, 2022 – Jody Watley Phoenix (Tempe Park, Bobby Dee Presents :: Freestyle Festival ) 100 degrees and thousands of party people. We had a blast and I met some wonderful longtime fans.

Thank you to the team Kayla, Jasmine & Pamela Broussard (making sure everything went smoothly) and all fans who support by buying the tickets, the merch, being in the heat like yesterday, singing along bringing the energies of love and having a great time, gracias!

Custom Skirt by Dope Tavio.

Jody Watley. Ready to bring some Wattage to the show.

On my way to venue – stage ready, took time with fans first- all love and reciprocal appreciation.

Always take time for the fans!

He said he was celebrating 35 years of Wattage! Love it!!

Gifts – Tote & Carry!

Collectible card – probably headed for eBay!

Skirt by Dope Tavio from Project Runway Season 19 – I love his stuff and rooted for him on the show,

It was 100 degrees – 10,000 devoted fans and freestyle music lovers were in party mode – loved it! Photo courtesy of Jeremy Morse.

Performing “Don’t You Want Me”

Photo courtesy of Stacey Jay Cavaliere

All ages of love – Wattage Crew!!
Kayla Simone Henry, Jody Watley, Jasmine Boyes.Thank you Bobby Dee Presents Freestyle Festival & all of the fans for the love.

Video to come on the Official Jody Watley Youtube Channel. Subscribe!

Jody Watley Brings The Wattage To Naper Pride Fest

Wattage!

Dancer: Kayla Henry
Dancer: Jasmine Boyes
Wattage!
All handheld fans were signed and auctioned for Naper Pride Fest Organization.

Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Jody Watley made an appearance at Naper Pride Fest in Naperville, Illinois. With a mission to create equal treatment of all gender expressions and any member of the LGBTQIA+ community, the second festival was another step forward. The Naper Pride Organization has a mission statement that “Everyone deserves to feel valued and included.” As Watley wrote in her 1995 hit “Affection “Doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, don’t matter if you’re straight or gay – everybody needs to feel loved.” the message of love and equality is timeless and very much needed now more than ever. The style icon brought the energy to the stage in a power packed party diverse set list, ending the set with a poignant speech to the crowd and thanking Naper Pride.

Photography by Eva Genevieve-Scarborough

Set List: A nonstop party blend of classic Pop/R&B/Hip Hop and contemporary Dance hits

Some Kind Of Lover (short edit)

Nightlife (Jodie Harsh House Mix)

Dancer (Craig C Deep House Mix) 

I Want Your Love (DJ Spinna Mix)/ Your Love Keeps Working On Me / I Want You / Affection Medley)

Still A Thrill

Don’t You Want Me (Francois K. Remix edit)

Friends

Real Love

Looking For A New Love 

Fantastic Live Photography – Jody Watley Live At Microsoft Theater

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 7: MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly w/ special guests The Whispers and Jody Watley on August 7, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 7: MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly w/ special guests The Whispers and Jody Watley on August 7, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 7: MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly w/ special guests The Whispers and Jody Watley with special guest Andre Cymone on August 7, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 7: MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly w/ special guests The Whispers and Jody Watley on August 7, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 7: MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly w/ special guests The Whispers and Jody Watley on August 7, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 7: MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly w/ special guests The Whispers and Jody Watley on August 7, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 7: MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly w/ special guests The Whispers and Jody Watley on August 7, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 7: MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly w/ special guests The Whispers and Jody Watley on August 7, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 7: MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly w/ special guests The Whispers and Jody Watley on August 7, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Photography All Rights Reserved – Copyright Andrew D. Bernstein & Juan Ocampo

Wattage! Be sure to check the Official Jody Watley Youtube Channel for videos like this:

Jody Watley Classic Image Of The Week.

“My style has always complimented my music.”

You can still rock this timeless look-can’t go wrong with a nice tailored suit or jacket.”

Archive Image 1989

Jody Watley

Photographer: Victoria Pearson

Makeup: Paul Starr

Hair: Ernie Banales

Custom Suit Design: Jody Watley

Real Love Video Style

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!

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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Jody Watley – Real Love At Georgia State Capitol and Mable House Amphitheater -Photo Drop Recap

Jody Watley – A Portrait In Citron Green
Art by Shawn West.
Jody Watley. 2022
Jody Watley Day 2022. 6.2.22 Georgia State Capitol
Jody Watley Day – Georgia State Capitol 2022

I appreciate his comments very much!
Pamela Broussard – BN Motion PR & Jody Watley
My longtime merchandise guy and friend Bob Fierro Zebra Marketing
Jody Watley – Wattage!

Jody Watley – Mable House Amphitheater 2022- Photo by Desi
Love.
Jody Watley – Mable House Amphitheater 2022- Photo by Desi

Jody Watley – Mable House Amphitheater 2022- Photo by Desi

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Jody Watley Receives HUGE Honor In Atlanta

Dr. Jody Watley at Georgia State Capitol 6.2.22
LtoR: Rep. Billy Mitchell, Dr. Jacqueline Mohair, founder of T.IUA, Honoree Dr. Jody Watley, Rep. Dexter Sharper and Candidate for Secretary of State of Georgia Dee Dawkins-Haigler
Dr. Jacqueline Mohair, Rep. Billy Mitchell, Dr. Jody Watley

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – UNITED STATES– Jody Watley was showered with affection and admiration in Atlanta for “Jody Watley Day,” at the Georgia State Capitol, Thursday June 2nd.

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. 

“Today was incredible,” says the Grammy winning trendsetting icon in music, video, fashion and style. “To be honored and recognized in this way with your own day and the presidential lifetime achievement award is absolutely surreal, and I’m truly grateful to everyone who has supported me throughout my journey.” 

Jody Watley’s self-titled massive blockbuster solo debut album celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. 

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 in business.