OTD. May 6, 1989 – Happy Anniversary ‘Real Love’

Jody Watley by Steven Meisel. Photography for Real Love single.
Jody Watley. Real Love.

May 6, 1989:

“Real Love” Peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B AND Dance charts!!

Written by Jody Watley, A. Cymone

*Billboard® Chart History*#2 on Hot 100

One of the biggest Pop and R&B singles of 1989 – The David Fincher directed video remains one of the most nominated of all time with 6 noms.

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Happy 32 Jody Watley – Real Love.

Jody Watley – Real Love. 1989.

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-FUquLYdxQ