#OTD May 20, 1989 “Real Love” by GRAMMY® winner Jody Watley from her platinum second album “Larger Than Life” peaked at #2 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart. “Real Love” became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of 1989. The single reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and dance chart.
#1 * Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
#1 * Dance Club Songs
#2 * Hot 100
The video directed by Academy Award winning director David Fincher remains one of MTV’s Most Nominated Of All Time with 6 nominations.
Brows are out of control..I’m trying not to gain the weight I took off the past year and as always keeping a positive outlook in the midst of it. I have a daily routine working out for a bit, dancing, jumping jacks, jump rope.. in lieu of my morning jogs pre-Covid19. There’s still a bit of business to deal with here and there but nothing like before – and I don’t mind that to be honest. Even with balance in my life throughout my career, I’ve been working since I was a teenager or waiting to get to work, or grinding, trying to make things happen. Right now – it’s cool to just be taking all of the pressure off myself, I’ll expound in another blog post.
Eating healthy is a lifestyle but like anyone sometimes I fall off. Getting dressed and putting on a splash of light makeup most days keeps me motivated – while there are days of black sweats as seen here and taking naps under incoming warm breeze after reading a few chapters in a favorite book. Being home sporting a crop top on a hot day which I’d never wear in public – leaving that to the 20 and 30 somethings..just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
Here’s wishing you all the best as well all get through this in our own way.
Jody Watley. Blue Issey Miyake Plastic Body Mold. Performing on Soul Train 1988. I had red as well as black though I believe I had the red customized to black.
I originally wore the Issey Miyake plastic bodice on my U.K. solo single in 1984. The label didn’t believe in the project or my direction so things never got off the ground—until I returned to USA
In 1984 – London ironically not fitting their image and box of “R&B artist” the UK label wanted me to just be the girl from Shalamar and to do something similar .. I had other plans. “You have to have a vision and believe in it. It paid off for me ultimately” – Jody Watley
I was tagged in a post with the very fashion forward Zendaya rocking a Tom Ford plastic bodice this week. Gorgeous.