Have A Look – Jody Watley Women Songwriters Hall Of Fame Award

The Grammy winning Solo career and songwriting catalog of Jody Watley includes blockbuster classics like (“Looking For A New Love”, “Still A Thrill”, “Don’t You Want Me”, “Real Love”, “Friends” the groundbreaking hit ft Eric B & Rakim) to name a few and countless other gems in an ongoing career with over 100 songwriting credits to her Jody Watley Music, BMI catalog). Jody Watley’s “Sweet 16” was recorded by Destiny’s Child on their multiple platinum album “Writings On The Wall” as well as compositions from platinum artist Jermaine Stewart (“Say It Again” album.

Jody Watley received the BMI songwriter award “Medal Of Honor” in 1993 for over a million plays of songs in her songwriting catalog.
The Jody Watley songwriting catalog dates back to her Shalamar days co-writing songs and penning lyrics and melodies to “Full of Fire” & “Work It Out” (3 for Love album 1980) “Help Me” & “Playing To Win” (Friends album 1982).
Her deep pen continues today with more uplifting solo gems like “Sanctuary”, “The Essence”, “The Healing” “Skin Deep” “A Beautiful Life” and more with her broad repertoire that spans R&B, Pop, Dance, Hip Hop, House Music, Jazz, Drum & Bass, Ambient Chill Electronica, Spoken word (can we discuss the depth of “When A Man Loves A Woman, Affection”) & Inspirational. The recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award at Jody Watley Day at Georgia State Capitol this year, an honorary doctorate recipient in humanitarian endeavors, business & entrepreneurship, we celebrate and honor the Icon in and her legacy in music and Songwriting Dr.Jody Watley.” –
Women Songwriters Hall Of Fame August 27, 2022.

Other notable inductees include Marilyn Bergman (posthumous), Gloria Estefan, Siedah Garrett, Indigo Girls, Loretta Lynn at the second year of the ceremony held in Washington, D.C.

I was unable to attend unfortunately due to being sick for two weeks with Covid, and also still taking time to rest while mourning the passing of my Mom and handling her affairs, a video recording of my acceptance speech was playing. This is a very high honor for me to be recognized and in such as esteemed class of other women songwriters.

New Jody Watley Painting In The Fan Art Gallery

Jody Watley. Watercolor Painting by Paul Sidhu 2022

New in the Jody Watley Fan Art Gallery here on the site is this striking watercolor painting by Paul Sidhu, inspired by the photography of “Don’t You Want Me” in the Jean Paul Gaultier velvet cone bra.

Jody Watley Inductee Into Women Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Producer / Songwriter / Musician / Artist Andre Cymone

Grammy Winning Music Icon Jody Watley – Gospel Royalty Keyondra Lockett accepting on Jody Watley’s behalf
Jody Watley – Inductee Women Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Award

Inducted into Women Songwriters Hall Of Fame last night, though I couldn’t attend due tobeing under the weather it means the world to be recognized as a songwriter and knowing I’ve written many that are a part of the sound of peoples lives, crafting hooks that you can sing along to, and stories that resonate or have meaningful intent. Gospel royalty Keyondra Lockett accepted on my behalf after a rousing tribute performance of “It All Begins With You.”

“The Jody Watley songwriting catalog dates back to her Shalamar days co-writing songs like penning lyrics and melodies to (Full of Fire, Work It Out, Help Me, Playing To Win) and most significantly into her esteemed Grammy winning Solo career of blockbuster classics like (Looking For A New Love, Don’t You Want Me, Real Love, Friends to name a few and countless other gems in an ongoing career with over 100 songwriting credits to her name), that also includes the poignant “16” recorded by Destiny’s Child. Jody Watley received the BMI songwriter award “Medal Of Honor” in 1993 for over a million plays of songs in her songwriting catalog.”

Gospel Royalty Keyondra Lockett to Give Special Tribute To Jody Watley At Women Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

Music Icon and Grammy Winning Artist Jody Watley is being inducted in the 2022 Women Songwriters Hall of Fame. Congratulations are in order.

Gospel royalty Keyondra Lockett will give a special tribute performance to Jody Watley Grammy Music Icon in Washington D.C – 8/27.

Watley’s songwriting catalog spans over 40 years and includes classic hits such as “Looking For A New Love” “Friends” featuring Eric B & Rakim, Don’t You Want Me and more. Watley was recognized by songwriting society BMI in 1991.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MAY 21: Jody Watley attends BMI Awards on May 21, 1991 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Jody Watley & Keyondra Lockett

Jody Watley Behind The Scenes In Little Rock

In my favorite summer hat – very classic and chic custom made by Gladys Tamez Millinery.
Backstage – equipment trucks make for good props!
Making it fashion editorial!
Wattage!
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds & Jody Watley

Jody Watley & Keith Sweat

A nice hot summer evening of classic hits with 3 veteran R&B / Pop music legends in the game.

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 New Concert Alert – Holiday Jam Freestyle Explosion

Jody Watley, just added to this Freestyle Explosion Holiday Jam. This will be a non-stop party December 10 in San Diego, CA Pechanga Arena. Get tickets early, this show with all of your freestyle favorites will sell out. AXS Tickets

Style Icon Jody Watley Dips Into The Photo Archives

Jody Watley one of the architects of 21st century fusion of Pop / R&B Music and Merge of Street Style and High Fashion creating a new lane and truly a new foundation.

Bringing a fresh take on beauty, glamour mixed with street flair.

Jody Watley from the archives.
Blowin’ up the spot. Jody Watley in Issey Miyake Iconic Plastic Bodice – “Looking For A New Love” video 1987. Built a new foundation – for sure.

Be your own validation. That’s my thing whether acknowledged or not.

Wattage!

Grammy Winning Artist Jody Watley Featured On ‘Women Who Rock’ Docu-Series

Watch on EPIX – “I know who I am…” Watley joins other trailblazing women in music sharing a snippet of their journeys and having agency over a male dominated industry. Jody Watley also talks about stepping outside of perceived boxes for black artists.