Waiting In Vain Top 20 With Listeners on SmoothJazz.com

 

 

Jody Watley Waiting In Vain Top 20

Jody Watley’s “Waiting In Vain” is such a beautiful musical companion for spring and summer and it’s nice to see the single being so well received. It’s remained in the Top 10 on the Smooth Jazz Network and was a Top 25 on the Billboard Magazine Smooth Jazz Chart.

“Waiting In Vain” Top 20 with listeners on SmoothJazz.com Global Radio  See the full chart listings, chart includes venerable artists like Boney James, Manhattan Transfer, Najee, new jazz sensation Damien Escobar and more.
https://www.smoothjazz.com/charts/listener 

 

Jody Watley’s ‘Waiting In Vain’ Makes Billboard Chart Debut In Top 30

Making that move onto a new chart benchmark, Jody Watley has her first chart entry on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Network Chart with her reimagined interpretation of the Bob Marley classic “Waiting In Vain” produced by Watley and longtime co-producer Rodney Lee.

The first entry as a solo artist was 1987 with her Grammy Winning Debut’s “Looking for A New Love.” In a career spanning decades Watley’s music has continued to cross genres with notable chart entries in Pop, R&B, Hip Hop/Rap, Dance, and Electronica.

Going back further to Watley’s teen years as an original member of the Disco / R&B trio Shalamar “Take That To The Bank” in 1978 you can also add the Disco Chart.

Billboard Charts

Jody Watley Not Waiting In Vain As Single Is Most Added at Billboard Jazz Two Weeks In A Row

The contemporary jazz and bossa nova reimagined Bob Marley classic “Waiting In Vain” is the Most Added Single at Billboard Jazz Chart and Number One Most Increased Play. Quite a feat achieved already.

As well “Waiting In Vain” is the Most Added on the SmoothJazz Charts!

https://www.smoothjazz.com/charts/recap

Life pearls: Always keep moving forward, no matter the obstacles and continue to defy the odds and exceed expectations. Be fearless and focused. – Jody Watley

Jody Watley Makes Smooth Jazz Chart Debut With Waiting In Vain

MORE NEW HOT MUSIC NEWS!!! Solo jazz single “Waiting In Vain” one of the most added songs Billboard / BDS

Enters Smooth Jazz Chart Top 100 at 50 via Smooth Jazz Network.

While “The Mood” Jody Watley ft SRLOfficial Alex Di Ciò Remix continues to heat up UK radio and charts and entered the Top 10 In Netherlands!! Show your support- Download the music today from digital outlets worldwide. Thank you.

Jody Watley Named One of The Greatest Dance Club Artists of All Time.

 

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Jody Watley. Photographer: Mike Ruiz

 

My dance club history spans decades and various styles and so this is really special to me especially amongst this varied list compiled by Billboard Magazine.

See the full list: Here

Jody Watley. Classic Photo of The Day. Blues and Soul. UK

#TBT On The Cover of the UK Music Magazine Blues and Soul in 1989.

#TBT On The Cover of the UK Music Magazine Blues and Soul in 1989.

Celebrating 25 years of my second album. Most fans think of my solo debut as the breakthrough and it was – as well as being trendsetting in style and video. However my second album is the one that was really quietly the most pioneering and to me overshadowed. My infusion of high fashion, commercial ad campaigns and layouts – uncommon for any black artist at the time, and only by one other Madonna. ‘Larger Than Life’ ushered in a raised bar for other female artists that would follow.  The pioneering “Friends”  featuring Eric B & Rakim; the first to feature Pop/R&B/Hip-Hop 16 bar verses and crossing over R&B, Pop, Dance, Hip Hop – as well as a genre crossing video featuring transgender, drag queens, underground club culture, B-Boys and Girls, voguing and Jean Paul-Gaultier couture blended into a mix of high end and street chic as well as my highest charting ballad ‘Everything.” There was no press release to stir controversy and bring attention about the casting of the video – for me it wasn’t about that. Everyone in the video was real, friends of friends – not models or professionals. Tyrone Procter helped cast it. Eric B and Rakim called some of their friends. What I wanted to represent the types of clubs I liked dancing at full of of types of people united by the music and stepping out in style to get down on the dance floor. It was a real club scene in the west village on a hot summer afternoon in NYC. It went over the heads of a lot of people..my label didn’t know what to make of it, and weren’t happy with it – but let me do what I envisioned and I’m thankful.

I also found success overseas in the Japan, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom among others as well. It was always a challenge because I wasn’t the typical ‘urban black artist’ and was always in a struggle to shine on my own terms, remaining true to myself, wanting to have standards, authenticity to my artistry. 25 years later this is still true in everything I do whether on the commercial radar or not. It’s true no matter what your job or career is – be the best you.

“Real Love” which remains one of MTV’s Most Nominated Video’s and “Most of All” are featured on the Top 28 David Fincher video’s : HERE 

Photography: Steven Meisel

Makeup: Francois NARS

Hair: Oribe

Art Direction: Lynn Robb and Jody Watley

Produced by Andre Cymone

Executive Producer:  Jody Watley

#itsinthemusic #JodyWatley

The Watley by Jerome C. Rousseau Autumn Winter 2014 Has Arrived

I’m so grateful and humbled to have a shoe named after me – as a longtime shoe-a-holic it’s really the best! Jerome is so talented as a designer – kind and gracious most of all. When he said I inspired a shoe as well as his Autumn/Winter Collection 2014 my heart was full, my smile as wide an ocean.

Visit Jerome C Rousseau online and find out what stores carry his line: Here

The Jody "Watley" arrived, fresh out of the box. A million thank you's to Jerome.

Edgy and Elegant – The Jody “Watley” arrived, fresh out of the box. A million thank you’s to Jerome.

Jerome C. Rousseau Interview With Billboard Magazine:

Jerome C. Rousseau Billboard Magazine Feature. August 13, 2014 Issue

Jerome C. Rousseau Billboard Magazine Feature. August 13, 2014 Issue