May 2. On This Day. Celebrating The Jody Watley Hot 100 Solo Debut Single Looking For A New Love.

#OTD May 2, 1987:

“Looking For A New Love” by GRAMMY┬« winner Jody Watley Peaked at #2 on the @billboard Hot 100 chart! Her first of 6 Hot 100 Top 10 Singles.

Written by Jody Watley, A. Cymone

*Billboard® History*#1 Hot R&B#1 Dance

“Hasta la vista, baby” became a popular saying, every girl wanted the black tulle skirt, rock & roll punk belts and jumbo hoop earrings, not to mention the winged eyeliner.

Wattage!

Jody Watley Classic Image. Rolling Stone Magazine Issue 502 Solo Debut.

Jody Watley Rolling Stone Issue 502 1987

Jody Watley – Solo Debut Feature

Rolling Stone Magazine

June 18, 1987 – Issue 502

Cover Story: Robert Cray

 

 

This was a big deal for me at the time in another of firsts.. my former group Shalamar had never been featured in a magazine like this. Everything about my solo debut is significant because no one predicted it or expected it.

Looking back, I see a determined, authentic and self-assured young woman no matter those who were against me and expected my demise…I’ve always believed in myself and tenacious about living my own life and being happy as much as I can.

Trendsetting style and attitude, letting black girls know we could be eclectic, ‘weird’, offbeat..whatever box you want to check off too.

 

I recommend it.

 

Wattage!