OTD In 1989. Happy Anniversary Real Love.

#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.

Music Monday. Jody Watley Appreciation Post on The Medium – Homage To Jody Watley

This is a really nice appreciation post from February 2020.

“Jody Watley laid the foundation for every hot girl in the hood. All praises due.”

Read Full Article Written by By Keka Araújo : The Medium

Jody Watley. Vintage Photo of The Day. I Want You. 90’s.

Jody Watley I Want You Video

Jody Watley. ‘I Want You’ Video.

The only video where I incorporated dancers, inspired by Bob Fosse and golden era Hollywood musicals with Jody Watley flava – Wattage!

Jody Watley At Home. Self Quarantine May 2020.

Jody Watley At Home May 2020

Jody Watley at home. May 6, 2020.

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.

Much love from my sanctuary to yours.

 

Wattage!

OTD. Jody Watley. Some Kind of Lover Into The Top 10.

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On this day back in 1987 – “Some Kind Of Lover”  written by Jody Watley & Andre Cymone
Billboard Hot 100 #10  #R&B, 1 Dance and nominated for MTV Music Awards Best Female Video. I also performed on the show.
Official Video:

New Jody Watley Art. Self Isolation Challenge.

This art was created by Justin Tedoro and shared on Instagram as a part of a self quarantine isolation challenge by a friend.

The art is inspired by my song and video “Most Of All”

Jody Watley. Photo Of The Day. Wattage.

JodyWatley Ultimate Disco Cruise - Live Capture 2020

Jody Watley.

Photography: Emily Rems

IN The Music –  Wattage!!

The Medium: Hot Girls Everywhere Should Bow Down and Pay Homage to Jody Watley

This tribute post is everything. To rarely be acknowledged for my influence is something I’ve gotten used to and never expect it at this point so this is very special to me.

Read it now : The Medium

Jody Watley. Westbury Theatre and Tropicana Showroom Recap Photo Essay.

Ready to bring it!

Jody Watley Live Westbury Theatre-

Jody Watley – Westbury Theatre

Jody Watley.

All love and lots of tulle for the theme!

The next Ladies of the 80’s concert will be

February 21 in Stockton, CA Bob Hope Theatre

I’m am the Special Guest with Lisa Lisa

and Taylor Dayne.

Jody Watley in Issey Miyake-Classic Image Of The Day.

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.