Jody Watley Classic Image Of The Day Celebrating 35th Anniversary Solo Debut

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Here’s another highlight moment from the Jody Watley 35th Solo Debut Anniversary Concert. There is nothing like a Jody Watley Concert Experience. Soulful, funky, spontaneous, hits, deep grooves, jams – and always inspirational.

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Andre Cymone Speaks On Jody Watley, The 35th Anniversary of Grammy Winning Solo Debut and More

Jody Watley and Andre Cymone collaborated as songwriters on 4 albums including her breakthrough Grammy winning solo debut with Andre on production on many of the songs including singles – “Looking For A New Love” (released January 6, 1987) “Still A Thrill” “Some Kind Of Lover” “Real Love” “Everything” “Friends” I Want You” “Precious Love”. The eponymous self-titled debut “JODY WATLEY” went multi-platinum around the world, spawned several must-chart Top Ten Hits and Number 1’s, and nominations for American Music Awards, Soul Train and NAACP in fields dominated by King of Pop Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston in many instances. 

Jody Watley’s style influence remains everlasting, as does her music and unabashed determination and desire to keep her authenticity to who she is as an artist, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur. On the evening of her 35th Solo Debut Anniversary Concert January 28, 2022 and two days before her birthday January 30, Andre Cymone shares a few thoughts on the woman, music, influence and the legacy of Jody Watley. For more on Andre Cymone visit: https://andrecymone.com 

Jody Watley – “Looking For A New Love” and “Real Love” Provide a Festive Finale To Anniversary Show

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Jody Watley celebrated the 35th anniversary of her massive blockbuster self-titled album in true festive style coupled with a birthday balloon drop into the audience on Friday, January 28th at Sycuan Casino and Resort in San Diego.

The sold-out concert began with a standing ovation from her fans when the Grammy award-winning iconic singer appeared on stage. Watley’s 90-minute set did not disappoint! She delivered a high-energy performance from beginning to end. To the surprise of the audience, she introduced musician, songwriter, and producer Andre Cymone who joined Watley for the first time onstage in celebration of her 35th Anniversary Solo Debut Concert.

In the show, Watley said, “It’s a historical night.” Cymone was an early collaborator with Watley on her solo debut album, co-writing hits like Looking For A New Love, Still A Thrill, Some Kind of Lover and subsequent hits Real Love, Friends, I Want You on their work together over 4 albums. With sheer delight from the crowd, Cymone was well-received with continual applause from fans as he jammed with Watley and her band throughout the show.

Andre sat down for an interview and also recorded a message for the Grammy winner, while also giving respect and praise for her influence on other female artists. The former couple was also married.

They divorced in 1994 and have one son together, Arie. Andre Cymone has since remarried. Their son Arie was in attendance along with daughter Lauren along with Andre’s wife Katherine to join in the festive occasion. “The night was truly special, especially with Andre graciously accepting an invitation from me to play with my band on stage in celebration for my birthday and 35th anniversary of my solo debut album,” says the legendary singer.

As a solo artist, the ageless pop and R&B singer has 6 Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten Singles, 13 Number 1 Dance Singles, 2 R&B Number 1’s, 15 Top 40 Singles, Gold and platinum albums, 2007 Billboard Dance Lifetime Achievement, 2017 recipient of the Black Music Honors Crossover Music Icon Award and nominations from the American Music Awards, MTV Awards, NAACP Awards and Soul Train Awards. – Eurweb.

Jody Watley Is Still A Thrill and Gets Funky With Andre Cymone Live In Concert

It doesn’t get much funkier than this – spontaneous grooving to “Still A Thrill” Part 2, it’s a total vibe.

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Check out this short clip as well with Andre sharing thoughts on our collaboration and first Number 1 – “Looking For A New Love”

Jody Watley Sells Out Concert For 35th Anniversary and Birthday Concert Featuring Surprise Guest Andre Cymone – Eurweb

Grammy Award Winning Artist Jody Watley

Jody Watley celebrated the 35th anniversary of her massive blockbuster self-titled album in true festive style coupled with a birthday balloon drop into the audience on Friday, January 28th at Sycuan Casino and Resort in San Diego.

The sold-out concert began with a standing ovation from her fans when the Grammy award-winning iconic singer appeared on stage. Watley’s 90-minute set did not disappoint! She delivered a high-energy performance from beginning to end.

To the surprise of the audience, she introduced musician, songwriter, and producer Andre Cymone who joined Watley for the first time onstage in celebration of her 35th Anniversary Solo Debut Concert. In the show, Watley said, “It’s a historical night.”

Cymone was an early collaborator with Watley on her solo debut album, co-writing hits like Looking For A New Love, Still A Thrill, Some Kind of Lover and subsequent hits Real Love, Friends, I Want You on their work together over 4 albums. With sheer delight from the crowd, Cymone was well-received with continual applause from fans as he jammed with Watley and her band throughout the show.

Andre sat down for an interview and also recorded a message for the Grammy winner, while also giving respect and praise for her influence on other female artists. The former couple was also married. They divorced in 1994 and have one son together, Arie. Andre Cymone has since remarried. Their son Arie was in attendance along with daughter Lauren along with Andre’s wife Katherine to join in the festive occasion.

“The night was truly special, especially with Andre graciously accepting an invitation from me to play with my band on stage in celebration for my birthday and 35th anniversary of my solo debut album,” says the legendary singer.

As a solo artist, the ageless pop and R&B singer has 6 Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten Singles, 13 Number 1 Dance Singles, 2 R&B Number 1’s, 15 Top 40 Singles, Gold and platinum albums, 2007 Billboard Dance Lifetime Achievement, 2017 recipient of the Black Music Honors Crossover Music Icon Award and nominations from the American Music Awards, MTV Awards, NAACP Awards and Soul Train Awards.

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A Celebration. Jody Watley Brings Out Surprise Guest Andre Cymone At 35th Solo Debut Anniversary Concert

It was truly a celebration night of music in the first concert commemorating the international multi-platinum solo debut album “Jody Watley”, the Best New Artist Grammy win and so much more at Sycuan Resort & Casino in San Diego, California.

Former collaborator and producer Andre Cymone who co-wrote much of the debut with Watley was a surprise guest and joined in the concert playing guitar on several cuts. Jody Watley and Andre Cymone, who also made cameo appearances in music videos “Don’t You Want Me” and “Some Kind Of Lover” worked together on 4 albums from 1987-1993. Cymone continues to write and record on his various solo endeavors with politically minded themes more in the rock vein – but he hasn’t lost his funky riffs as evidenced onstage. The show was fast paced and hit packed with Watley performing songs from the debut album never performed live previously “Do It To The Beat” “Love Injection” as well as the rarely performed “Most Of All”. The show also featured hits from subsequent albums in addition the current single “Whenever” from the Top 5 UK Soul EP “Renderings” The Alex Di Cio’ Remixes. The concert included a multi-colored ballon drop to the delight of the packed house. Future Jody Watley 35th Anniversary Celebration concerts are planned throughout 2022 in select limited cities due to the ongoing pandemic.

“To not only celebrate my solo debut, but the longevity of my solo career still at top of my game as an independent artist, songwriter, producer and so on – is truly special. To share it will my fans and also those who mean so much in my life. My daughter Lauren, and son Arie were there flying in from each coast to share in the evening, seeing Andre and I onstage together was epic and truly meaningful in so many ways. We wondered why we haven’t done this before. On top of that for Lauren and Arie to be here for my birthday as well just made the entire weekend magical. Some people out there try to force what they think is important to you when it’s not important at all. This weekend is what it’s all about. I’m so blessed and can’t wait for future shows in select cities celebrating Jody Watley 35.” – Jody Watley

Jody Watley – casual before the show taking in the scenery.
Former husband and wife and collaborators Andre Cymone and Jody Watley reunited to commemorate the monumental Jody Watley Solo Debut album pictured at soundcheck, Sycuan Resort and Casino.
Jody Watley and Andre Cymone. 1.28.22 – Sycuan Casino
Andre Cymone and Jody Watley – performing the hit “Still A Thrill”
Grammy Winning Artist – Jody Watley. Celebrating 35th Anniversary Solo Debut.
Jody Watley. 1.28.2022
Jody Watley. Andre Cymone. 1.28. 22
Jody Watley – Birthday Art by Shawn West. 1.30.22

The evening was also a pre-birthday party for Jody Watley. On Sunday 1.30. 2022 Watley received numerous messages from music outlets, fans from around the world in addition to special greetings from music legend Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs, and heartfelt post from Andre Cymone on his social media pages.

“Today is a very beautiful day for a very beautiful person. I want to wish Jody Watley a very Happy Birthday. I just have to share a few moments from such an amazing event in celebration of Jody, her work and her birthday. I stood backstage watching video highlights of all her accomplishments and was reminded of her dedication to breaking new ground always. I can’t really express how proud I’ve always been of our collaborations. We created so much magic together and when she invited me to join her on stage for the 35th Anniversary of the release of her hit Looking For a New Love we created even more magic. So thank you Jody and Happy Birthday. ” – Andre Cymone

More video of the triumphant night to come.