Flashback Friday – Jody Watley Goes Into Top 10 With “Everything”

#OTD January 20, 1990


by Best New Artist GRAMMY® winner Jody Watley

Peaked at #4 on Billboard Hot 100 chart

Additional Chart History: #3 Hot R&B, #11 Adult Contemporary

Writers: Gardner Cole, James Newton Howard 

Produced by Andre Cymone 

Jody Watley’s Platinum 2nd album “Larger Than Life.”

On This Day 1987 Jody Watley Eponymous Multi-Platinum Solo Debut Album Is Released.

“Jody Watley”, the eponymous multi platinum debut studio album by Jody Watley was released today February 23 in 1987. 

The albums’ success culminated in Watley winning a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1988 and featured 3 Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Singles (Looking For A New Love, Don’t You Want Me, Some Kind Of Lover) all co-written by Watley  and #1’s in R&B/ Dance, amongst other notable benchmarks including a duet with Pop Superstar George Michael for the breakthrough breakout debut many consider to be one of the best debut albums of all time. 

Happy 35th Anniversary Jody Watley and Here’s to the celebration of the sustained longevity and continued solo success through the decades.