Jody Watley, the Grammy Award-winning artist whose hits résumé includes the R&B/pop singles “Looking for a New Love” and “Real Love,” is celebrating Women’s History Month with the launch of her new SiriusXM show. Airing on The Groove channel and sporting the tagline “Wattage Vibes Rooted in the Music,” The Jody Watley Show featured Emmy Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph of Abbott Elementary on its first two-hour episode. Read More on Billboard Magazine. Link Below
Music icon Jody Watley rocks it ‘On The Mic’ on “The Jody Watley Show.”
Her new show premiered on SiriusXM’s The Groove on March 12th. It is buzzing BIG TIME and trending on social media channels with listeners as one of the most engaging shows to launch this month. Read the full feature: IndaHouseMedia
“Best New Artist 1987 GRAMMY winner” receives the award in 1988.
Looking For A New Love – GRAMMY nominated debut single spent three weeks at number-one on the Billboard R&B chart and The song also reached number-one on the RPM Singles Chart in Canada.
Looking For A New Love was held at the Number 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for an unprecedented 4 weeks behind mega rock band U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
Looking For A New Love – One of the song’s key phrases became a popular saying: “Hasta la vista, baby.” It wound up on innumerable answering machines and was used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day (see Hasta la vista, baby).
Looking For A New Love – Billboard Success
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play No.1
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles No.1
US Hot Crossover 30 (Billboard) No.1
Canada Top Singles (RPM) No.1
US Billboard Hot 100 – No. 2
Still A Thrill – T-Boz of TLC cited this song as an example setting her vocal tone for her singing career. In a personal video, she sent to Watley (and was given permission to share on her YouTube channel) T-Boz thanked Watley for this song during her teenage years citing she was “hitting them notes” and helping her sing at a lower register to better suit her vocal range.
Still A Thrill – a major hit on both the R&B and dance charts in 1987. “Still a Thrill,” whose video was the first (and as yet unmatched) time a pop star flexed their skills at waacking, the underground Los Angeles dance that is a sibling to both breakdancing and voguing.
Don’t You Want Me – was one of the biggest crossover singles of 1987, reaching the Top Ten of the Billboard pop and R&B charts. The single was also popular in nightclubs, reaching the top spot of the Billboard dance chart.
Don’t You Want Me – was sampled extensively on the 49ers’ 1990 hit “Don’t You Love Me”. Remixed Eurodance versions have appeared on the Dancemania series of albums, including Dancemania SPEED 2 issued in 1999.
Some Kind of Lover – was Jody’s third top 10 pop single from the album, and third number-one of the US dance chart. The music video premiered in January 1988 and was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards, for Best Female Video and Best New Artist in a Video, she also performed “Some Kind of Lover” at the award show that year.
Most Of All – was a success on the Dance Club Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, where it reached numbers eight and eleven, respectively.
The multi-platinum seller also featured a duet with George Michael.
Watley co-wrote the bulk of the songs on the album with production by Andre Cymone w David Z., Bernard Edwards (CHIC, Power Station), and Patrick Leonard.
Jody Watley had many door opening fashion editorials of VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone among others laying the template for future R&B/Pop crossovers superstars to come signaling a new era of music and style artist branding and cross promotion.
Grammy Award Winning Music Icon Jody Watley in Celebration of Women’s History Month Set to Debut New Show on SiriusXM’s The Groove
“The Jody Watley Show”- Bringing Wattage Vibes Rooted in the Music Kicks Off Brand New Show with Emmy Award Winning
Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph as First Guest
Below photo: Jody Watley is the host of her new show, The Jody Watley Show on Sirius XM’s The Groove.
Below photo: Emmy award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, first guest of iconic singer Jody Watley’s new show on Sirius XM’s The Groove, March 12, 2023.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, February 23, 2023 Via SIRIUS XM and BNM Publicity Group– In celebration of Women’s History Month, music icon pioneer Jody Watley will host a monthly new 2-hourshow exclusively on SiriusXM’s The Groove.
The Jody Watley Show – “Wattage Vibes Rooted in the Music,” will kick off with Emmy-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph as the first guest, Sunday, March 12th, at 6 PM (EST) / 3 PM (EST) on The Groove channel 50 and on the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online.
“I am so excited to be coming to SiriusXM,” said Jody Watley. “I look forward to bringing the Wattage and my own style to listeners, fully packed with the best of classic to contemporary R&B music and engaging conversations with surprise guests on The Jody Watley Show.”
Watley is a celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, businesswoman, and one of the architects of 21st century pop, affectionately referred to as “The Queen of Cool.’
Renowned as one of the defining artists of the 80s with an influence on style, music and pop culture, Jody Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.
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.
Get your groove on with Old School R&B on SiriusXM’s The Groove channel 50. Hear the important artists from the ’70s and ’80s including Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Isley Brothers, the Gap Band, along with host Jody Watley, and more.
SiriusXM is available to subscribers in their car, on their phone and connected devices at home with the SXM App. Streaming access is included with all of our trials and most popular plans. Go to www.siriusxm.com/ways-to-listen to learn more.
You can follow Jody Watley on her social media @jodywatley
Watch it Now!! Multi-platinum recording artist/songwriter/producer Jody Watley in a vintage performance from the 90’s on the Rosie O’Donnell Show performing the Number 1 Billboard Dance Single “Off The Hook.”
“Some Kind of Lover” was Jody’s third Top Hot 100 Top 10 Single from the album, and third number-one of the US dance chart, Number 3 Hot R&B.
The music video premiered in January 1988 and was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards, for Best Female Video and Best New Artist in a Video, she also performed “Some Kind of Lover” at the MTV award show that year, and with Stevie Wonder on his 1988 MTV Special “Characters.”
Billboard: #1 Dance, #3 Hot R&B, #10 Hot 100
Written by: Jody Watley, Andre Cymone
Produced by Andre Cymone & David Z.
Styling & Creative Direction as with all of her music videos and appearances.
Some Kind Of Lover video directed by Brian Grant who also lensed her videos for “Looking For A New Love” and “Still A Thrill”
“Signature” Jumbo Hoops, Chanel belt, Chuck Taylor sneakers Jean Paul Gaultier Velvet and Metal Bustier and Watley’s Iconic customized leather jacket with the artwork on the back emblazoned with JODY. For the Soul Train performance Watley wore the equally iconic and highly coveted rare blue Issey Miyake Plastic Body Bodice.
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Rest In Paradise Dame Vivienne Westwood one of my favorite designers of all time.
Trailblazer. Godmother of punk, a revolutionary designer, conquered high fashion, built a global empire and a formidable activist throughout.
Thank you for your brilliance, creativity, badassery and tenacity throughout the decades.
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