OTD. Jody Watley Highly Anticipated Solo Debut Single “Looking For A New Love” Released.

Jody Watley. Looking For A New Love. 35!

#OTD March 7, 1987

“Looking For A New Love”

by GRAMMY® winner Jody Watley

Debuted on the @billboard Hot 100 chart peaking at #2

✍️🏾 Written by: J. Watley, A. Cymone

Chart Note➡️ #1 Dance, #1 Hot R&B

Grammy and American Music Awards Nominated

👉🏾 The smash hit no one saw coming!

#JodyWatley #Icon #35thAnniversary

Jody Watley On SoulBounce – Looking For A New Love On Nick Cannon Show

Soulbounce – Excerpt – “Every day is Jody Watley Appreciation Day here at SoulBounce, but earlier this week was the official day designated for the world to celebrate the living legend that is Jody Watley. She commemorated the occasion on Monday with an appearance on Nick Cannon‘s syndicated daytime talk show to kick off his Classic Jams Week…..Jody performed her iconic debut single “Looking For A New Love” from her iconic album Jody Watley. She was in her element singing the hit that had everyone in the studio up on their feet dancing. No one was having more fun than Nick, though, who found a buddy in the audience to carry on and cut up with him…” Read full feature and watch the performance in case you missed it.

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Jody Watley Word UP Magazine Poster. Flashback Friday Classic Image

Jody Watley – Looking For A New Love Video. Classic in personalized denim and top hat.

PopMusicMatters – How Jody Watley Created A Dance Pop Classic With Self-Titled Solo Debut 35 Years Ago

Jody Watley. Photography by Victoria Pearson

Written by Peter Piakowski

Thirty-five years ago, Jody Watley’s debut album kickstarted the career of one of dance-pop’s most entertaining and consistent performers.

In the mid-1980s, MTV largely defined pop music, so the charts were ruled by telegenic singers who often acted as spokesmodels for their albums. So the charts were ruled by telegenic singers who often acted as spokesmodels for their albums. Dance hits were churned out like products on an assembly line, many quickly forgotten after their fleeting moments in the spotlight. But there were also real stars who made their mark (primarily due to a combination of charm, talent, and charisma). 

One of the most significant figures to emerge from this period was Jody Watley, who inarguably announced her reign as a dance-pop queen with 1987’s self-titled first record. Her smokey yet supple voice, unerring pop instincts, and supermodel looks made her the perfect pop star, and Jody Watley was a fantastic introduction to .. Read full feature on PopMatters

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

MCA Records. Jody Watley. Solo Debut Promotional Glossy 1987.

NEW On Eurweb. Andre Cymone Gives Props To Iconic Singer Jody Watley

Jody Watley. Andre Cymone.

*Singer, producer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Andre Cymone gives huge props to iconic singer Jody Watley.

Cymone talked about Watley’s impact and influence on female artists such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, Selena, and future generations during a sit-down interview backstage at her recent sold-out 35th-anniversary blockbuster self-titled album and birthday celebration at Sycuan Casino and Resort in San Diego.

Cymone says, “Her music and incomparable style is pure and stands the test of time still today, 35 years later.”

Read the interview and watch the video interview:

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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 

SHEEN Magazine. Jody Watley A Sold-Out 35th Anniversary Concert Featuring Surprise Special Guest Andre Cymone.

Jody Watley Takes A Bow.

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.

To the audience’s surprise, she introduced musician, songwriter, and producer Andre Cymone who joined Watley for the first time on stage 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, and I Want You are hits they created together over four 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 recorded this message for the Grammy winner, giving respect and praise for her influence on other female artists.

The former couple was also married, divorcing in 1994 and have one son together, Arie. Andre Cymone has since remarried. Their son Arie was in attendance, and daughter Lauren and Andre’s wife Katherine joined 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 of 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.

Watley is a trendsetting pioneer in music, video, fashion and style, one of the architects of 21st-century pop.

The cultural music iconic singer in Pop/Soul/R&B continues to amass chart-toppers!

She also performed the upbeat dance song, Whenever, from her latest EP release, Renderings, a special collection of Alex Di Ciò Dance/Club remixes. Alex Di Ciò is a world-renowned producer and remixer.

Congratulations, Ms. Watley!

You can follow the iconic singer on her social media @jodywatley SHEEN MAGAZINE

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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Andre Cymone Wishes Jody Watley Happy Birthday and Notes 35th Anniversary of Solo Debut Album In Heart Warming Video.

Musician, Songwriter, Producer Andre Cymone, an early collaborator with Jody 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. Andre Cymone joined Jody Watley for the first time onstage for the first 35th Anniversary Solo Debut Concert 1. 28. 22. Andre sat down for an interview and also recorded this message for the Grammy winner, also giving respect and praise for her influence on other female artists.

The former couple were also married divorcing in 1994 and have one son Arie. Andre Cymone has since remarried.