“Always believe in yourself and be happy being yourself. I’m glad my Dad instilled in me the principal that it’s not what other people think about you – it’s what you think of yourself.”
This night was special on so many levels – the presentation by music pioneer and legend Little Richard egregiously never given his props as the Architect of Rock and Rock and father to many sub genres of influence in style (I always think when he saw my name and said “..the winner really is me..” he felt a connection. He consoled me backstage and then came Michael Jackson – King Of Pop – it really is a biopic worthy scene and moment!
Decades of hits, influence in style, fashion meets music in early celebrity ad campaigns, high profile editorial features, the first artist to introduce the rap/sung formula Pop/R and B, Dance with Hip Hop Rap on the groundbreaking multi format Crossover hot “Friends” featuring Eric B & Rakim – a formula that continues to dominate commercial music and ended up with a category of its own at The Grammys by The Recording Academy in the 90’s to being ranked by Billboard Magazine as one of the Greatest Dance Club Artists Of All Time in 2016 and still going strong – Jody Watley is not only one of the music s most enduring and versatile stars as well she is one of Grammys Best New Artist success stories.