Grammy Winning Artist Jody Watley Ready To Rock Live At Sycuan Resort and Casino

Grammy Winning Artist – Jody Watley.

Don’t miss this special evening of live music – classic hits and more and special celebration of 35th Anniversary of Award winning Solo Debut album and “Looking For A New Love”.

A few tickets remain : Sycuan Resort & Casino.

Jody Watley Will Perform National Anthem For The Los Angeles Lakers

Jody Watley. Los Angeles Lakers Anthem Performer Feb 16, 2022

I’m very excited to share with everyone I’ll be performing the National Anthem at The Los Angeles v Utah Jazz game February 16, 2022 Cryto.com Arena!

Wattage.

Grammy Winning Artist Jody Watley – Marks 35th Anniversary Solo Debut

Fashion forward Jody Watley wears iconic Issey Miyake plastic bodice.

Grammy award winning singer, songwriter Jody Watley marks the 35th anniversary of her monumental solo debut single “Looking For A New Love” (released January 6, 1987) and self-titled album with a series of posts of classic images and moments during the month of January across her Instagram and Facebook social media pages.

A Milestone Anniversary For Jody Watley -Your Love Keeps Working On Me.

Jody Watley – Your Love Keeps Working On Me. Vinyl.

January 8, 1994

“Your Love Keeps Working On Me”

Peaked at #2 on the Billboard Dance chart. Peak position R&B was 26.

Listen to one of my favorite remixes the MK Brooklyn Remix : Here on YouTube

Jody Watley. Vibe Magazine 2003. DomePiece.

Jody Watley. Vibe Magazine, 2003.

** an interesting write-up** the only feature I had in Vibe Magazine..I remain true to what I say here – decades later. I’m not sure why they used a photo from 1989 for this piece in 2003, but it’s a classic Steven Mesiel shot!

Some Kind of Love. Domepiece, Written by Nicola Vassell

Talk about multi-faceted, Jody Watley has found success as a dancer, singer, songwriter, model, Broadway actors fitness video instructor, and labor founder. At only 17, the Los Angeles High School grad turned a dancing stint into a singing career with Shalamar which debuted on the charts in 1977 with Uptown Festival (Part 1) and followed up with hits like “The Second Time Around” and “This Is For The Lover In You.” After a less than amicable parting of the ways in 1983, Watley went solo. Fueled by her avant grade appeal and songs like “Looking For A New Love” her self titled debut won a Grammy for Best New Artist. Her subsequent six U.S. albums included such hits as “Real Love”. Watley who lives on Los Angeles wit her daughter Lauren 20, and son Arie 10, recently released a dance album, “Midnight Lounge” through her own label Avitone and Shinbone Alley / Shanachie Entertainment.

In school, I never had a feeling of belonging, I was quiet, well dressed and smart. Unfortunately, those traits don’t win you a lot of friends, so performing became my outlet. I was always determined to not just make it, but to stand out. After being in a group where I wasn’t always a part of the decision making, I wanted my solo efforts to come from a position of strength. Back then, there were no Black females making the type of artistic statements I wanted to make. I made a conscious decision to make my first two soli albums uptempo. I didn’t want anything to be reminiscent of Shalamar.

At a certain point, there was pressure from my record company to work with specific producers, but I was stubborn. Even my collaboration with the god of hip-hop Rakim, on “Friends” made the label very nervous. But I did it because I was a true fan of his. No other rapper has a voice like his – and I knew that long before Truth Hurts.

I just held true to what I believed, and that’s hard to do. Art and commerce don’t always mix. If you’re an artist, inevitably you’ll want to change to set a path for others to follow. To be a celebrity is one scenario, but to be an artist, there has to be a defined vision. You have to believe when no one else believes, and be fearless in your efforts. I feel good knowing I was one of the first girls to work it with my attitude, flavor style and most importantly my individuality.

OTD. Happy 35th Anniversary Jody Watley – Looking For A New Love

Released #OTD January 6, 1987: Smash Solo Debut

“Looking for a New Love” was released as the first single from the Jody Watley eponymous debut album. The song became one of the biggest Pop and R&B singles of 1987.

“Looking For A New Love”

Writers: Jody Watley, Andre Cymone

Produced by A. Cymone, David Z.

Billboard Chart History 

#1 Dance, #1 Hot R&B, #2 Hot 100

“Looking For A New Love” was nominated for Best R&B Single Grammy, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and NAACP Image Award among others and also saw international chart success.

“Hasta la vista, baby” became a popular saying and indelible part of pop culture later used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film “The Terminator”

Jody Watley Brings The Party To Sycuan Casino January 28, 2022

Jody Watley – LIVE at Sycuan Casino

Get your tickets now for Jody Watley – Live At Sycuan Casino. We will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of my monumental solo debut and of course continuing to celebrate life and music Get Your Tickets Here

The venue will be at limited capacity in order to maintain a level of social distance and other measures to ensure everyone’s safety and well being in light of the ongoing pandemic and new variants.

Top 7 Jody Watley Wattage Moments of 2021

2021 brought many challenges with an ongoing pandemic and an entertainment business that had been put on hold for over a year. The National Museum of African American Music appointed me, as their first membership ambassador. I was featured on their outdoor digital jumbotron for several months.

Slowly live concerts returned and I was excited to have the opportunity to do a handful of concerts and other events such as the honor of performing the National Anthem twice MLB and NFL; once for the historic Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium and then Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium.

I was inspired to drop “Renderings” along with standout singles “Whenever” and “Not A Single Day Goes By” all remixed by Alex Di CiΓ². UK Soul radio was on board immediately with strong support propelling the single into the Top 5. Stateside there were quite a few television appearances including the Emmy winning Tamron Hall Show, each interview was joyful and always with an inspirational takeaway for viewers.

The Jody Watley Wattage 7 : Getting through the year healthy and strong – Music – “Renderings”, Concerts Returning to Stage, National Anthem Dodgers Stadium, National Anthem – So-Fi Stadium, Television Appearances, National Museum Of African American Music Ambassador.

In gratitude for each day – and always enjoying my morning walks.
The gift and blessing of life – in gratitude. Morning walks – Autumn 2021.
Jody Watley – “Renderings” EP The Alex Di CiΓ² Remixes
2021 Music – Jody Watley – “Renderings” EP, “Not A Single Day Goes By” “Whenever” The Alex Di CiΓ² Remixes
Los Angeles, CA – August 21: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)
The Los Angeles Chargers play the New England Patriots on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. [FINAL SCORE: NE 27 – LAC 24]
The Los Angeles Chargers play the New England Patriots on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. [FINAL SCORE: NE 27 – LAC 24]
Concerts returned.
Jody Watley. Live Onstage Wattage 2021.
Jody Watley. Live Onstage 2021. Wattage!
Jody Watley. Live. Wattage. 2021.
Jody Watley – Live 2021. Wattage
Jody Watley at Morongo – Live Wattage 2021
Ronald Isley,Jody Watley Ernie Isley – Backstage Texas Trust CU Theatre
Franke Beverly sans signature baseball cap and Jody Watley backstage Texas Trust CU Theatre
Deborah Cox, Jody Watley backstage Phoenix Pride
Jody Watley Set Trends For Modern Day Black Women – The Tamron Hall Show
Jody Watley Good Day New York
Good Day Sacramento – Jody Watley with Courtney
Good Day Alabama with Toi Thornton and Jody Watley
Jody Watley on KTLA5 2021
Jody Watley – Sam Rubin – Good Day LA
The Jason Show – with Jody Watley
Jody Watley on The Real.
Jody Watley – Good Day Detroit
Good Day Palm Springs – Jody Watley
Jody Watley – Good Day Atlanta
Tiffany Cross – The Cross Connection – Jody Watley
Jody Watley – First Ambassador – National Music Of African American Music.
Jody Watley – First Ambassador – National Music Of African American Music.

Wishing everyone the best of 2022! Thanks for being on this journey with me – here’s to many more memorable moments.

Wattage!

Jody Watley Pays Tribute To Friend and Colleague George Michael In Moving Music Performance.

Jody Watley pays tribute to fellow music icon – friend and colleague George Michael in music tribute filmed in December 2016 days after his untimely passing.

The heartfelt rendition of “Waiting For That Day” has remained a periodic inclusion in Watley’s concerts. “George and I met while recording “Do They Know It’s Christmas”, he would later appear on my solo debut on our duet “Learn To Say No.” On top of being one of my favorite male vocalists and songwriters – I want people to know he was a very kind human being. His music legacy will always remain. “Waiting For That Day” is not one of his big commercial hits but it’s one that has always been a favorite of mine. The statement making “Listen Without Prejudice” album was a departure of sorts from his previous releases, but he showed a determination to not be constrained by narrow boxes and artistic restraints often found in commercial pop music. That mindset immediately resonated with me.” – Jody Watley

George Michael Forever.

Watch Jody Watley Bring Holiday Cheer To Good Day Sacramento

Jody Watley Brings Holiday Cheer To Good Day Sacramento.

It’s always a fun time as a guest on Good Day Sacramento with host Courtney Dempsey. You must watch the spinning of the holiday wheel!

Wattage!