Read the feature on Jody Watley” Gold Standard In Artistry” in the long-standing #1 Los Angeles Sentinel, serving news to the LA Black community for over 80 years. Read HERE
The second platinum solo album featured Top 10 Singles “Real Love”, the groundbreaking “Friends” featuring Eric B & Rakim along with the ballad “Everything.” The 4 and final single was the mid-tempo “Precious Love.”
The album featured photography by legendary fashion photographer Steven Meisel and a change in the visual style and look to a more fashion forward aesthetic also incorporating designer looks with street style. T
The now classic “Real Love “ video directed by David Fincher remains one of the most nominated in MTV Awards history with 6.
“Friends” featuring Eric B & Rakim is the first original song pairing a Pop / R&B artist with Rap/Hip Hop verses to crossover into the Top 10 on multiple charts.
Real Love (J. Watley, A. Cymone) Jody Watley Music BMI, Ultrawave ASCAP
# 2 Hot 100
# 1 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles
# 1 Hot Dance Club Play
Friends featuring Eric B and Rakim (J. Watley, A. Cymone, Rakim, Eric B) Jody Watley Music BMI, Ultrawave ASCAP
# 9 Hot 100
# 3 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles
# 7 Hot Dance Club Play Singles
Everything (G. Cole, J. Newton-Howard)
# 4 Hot 100
# 3 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles
# 11 Adult Contemporary
Jody Watley 35th Solo Debut Anniversary Sold -Out Concert 1.28.22 – Sycuan Casino Resort great night!! —performing one of my classics “Don’t You Want Me.” Blessed and in gratitude for the longevity and to do what I 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.
March 18, 1989 – : Jody Watley debuted at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with her single, “Real Love.” “Real Love” became her 4th Top Ten peaking at No. 2 for 2 weeks and was prevented from the top spot which was occupied by Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl.”
“Real Love” also spent one week at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B and Dance Charts and was certified Gold.
The David Fincher directed fashion forward video remains one of the most nominated of all time for the MTV Awards.
“Real Love” written by Watley and Andre Cymone.
Cover Photography by Steven Meisel.
Between 1987-98, Watley charted 12 solo singles on the Hot 100 which included 7 Top 20’s and 6 Top Tens.
As a Solo Artist Watley has charted hits on multiple charts in an eclectic ongoing catalog ranging from Hot 100, R&B, Dance/Club, Electronica, Adult Contemporary, Jazz:: 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s
Jody Watley won the Best New Artist Grammy for 1987.
Please click the following link to view the accompanying video:
Released on February 23, 1987.
Jody Watley is the eponymous debut studio album by American singer Jody Watley.
The album produced three top-ten singles on the US Billboard Hot 100: “Some Kind of Lover”, “large GRAMMY Nominated “Looking for a New Love” and “Don’t You Want Me” 4 Top 10 R&B Singles including “Still A Thrill” :: All Top 10 Hot Club Play Singles countless nominations and subsequently garnering the Best New Artist Grammy and becoming an instant influential style template for many. A spectacular platinum debut that no one predicted or saw coming.
Thanks to all who helped make this a success. Thank you to God and all the stars in the universe that aligned for this.
#OTD February 13, 1988:
“Some Kind Of Lover” (Remix)
by GRAMMY® winner Jody Watley
Peaked at #1 on the Billboard Dance chart!
✍️🏽Written by: Jody Watley, A. Cymone
* Billboard Chart History *
#3 – Hot R&B
#10- Hot 100
In 2016 Billboard Magazine Listed Jody Watley in the Top 25 Greatest Dance Club Artists of All Time with 13 Number 1 Dance Hits.
I haven’t done any virtual concerts but it was a pleasure to do a couple of songs for the BMI series. Watch it now!
2020 Rewind. ICYMI (In Case You Missed It).
I’ve been sharing a few highlights from the year while promoting “The Healing” and my home line launch. Each brings you inspiration AND information!
“Humbled by her reputation as a music icon, Jody Watley defines herself as a template for contemporary music and fashion. She is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter whose career spans decades, countless performances, and millions of fans. Today, Jody continues to prove her relevance in the industry as she reinvents herself and showcases her talents time and time again. She’s also committed to inspiring others as an example to “let your light shine.” So, how does Jody set that example for her fans?
Jody shared this and more in this Sheen exclusive you won’t want to miss.”
Read the interview and be inspired now! 👇🏾