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Jody Watley


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She’s an innovative music maker, a style-forging pioneer: since the 80s, Grammy-winning multi-talented Jody Watley has led the way as an entrepreneur working in the independent music world as one of the few already-established female best-selling artists to produce, create and own her recordings.

With an amazing 32 Top Ten Singles and 13 No. 1 Singles in the R&B, pop and dance music genres over the past three decades – including such classics as “Looking For A New Love,” “Don’t You Want Me” and her groundbreaking collaboration with Eric B and Rakim on “Friends” – Jody has consistently broken new ground in music , video and fashion: her 2006 album “The Makeover” benefited from an exclusive collaboration with the Virgin Megastore Music Chain that debuted as the No 1 nationwide store best-seller and No. 3 track on iTunes Electronic Chart.

In 1996, Jody took a slight detour from the journey as an indie artist with a brief tenure with Atlantic Records (resulting in the Top 40 dance/R&B hit “Off The Hook”) but returned in 2000 with “Saturday Night Experience,” an experimental electronic album released only in Japan (where Jody has maintained a constant presence going back to the early ‘80s).

After licensing some of her music to renowned tastemaking company Giant Step and working with dance music writer/producers Masters At Work, Jody released “Midnight Lounge” also in Japan; making it available for U.S. release through Shanachie Records, with the key dance cut “Photographs” released in the U.K. on uber cool indie label Chillifunk. Her original ingenious, stylish videos raised the standards for female artists around the globe after she launched her solo career in 1986 following six years as an original member of chartmaking trio Shalamar.


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  • MusiQ3985

    Jody Watley's new EP "Paradise" reviewed on The QH Blend. Read it here:

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I reached 700 plays of Jody in my library with the song "Best of Me".

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Jody's 2014 trans-Atlantic hit song, "Nightlife" is fabulous! I enjoy it very much!

    12 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Keila_M

    This woman is so freaking GORGEOUS!!!

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I am certain Jody was awesome at the Essence Festival 2013!

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I finally reached 600 scrobbles of Jody Watley in my library with the Jody's version of "Borderline" from the album "The Makeover".

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "What'cha Gonna For Me" <3

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I purchased copies of both "Affairs Of The Heart" and "Intimacy". The albums are excellent overall!

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "Most of All" <3

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
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  • discotequedude

    I am looking forward to Jody's new music! I believe will be excellent as all of her songs are!

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    INTIMACY and AFFAIRS OF THE HEART...two gems that went unnoticed...Jody is a treasure!! [3]

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • MusiQ3985

    INTIMACY and AFFAIRS OF THE HEART...two gems that went unnoticed...Jody is a treasure!! [2]

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • LaMusicLovr

    INTIMACY and AFFAIRS OF THE HEART...two gems that went unnoticed...Jody is a treasure!!

    1 Jan 2013 Reply
  • LaMusicLovr

    Listening to the debut...still sounds as fresh as when I first heard it back in the day. Jody Watley is just the top!!!!!

    1 Jan 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Jody Watley has great style. I have not seen a single photo or video of her that is not short of fabulous!

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • MusiQ3985

    She owns.

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "Ecstacy" from the "Intimacy" album. <3

    22 Jul 2012 Reply
  • DJSMusicfactory

    Go, baby!!! Let's grooooooove!!! -D

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Jody Watley...a true artist in every sense of the word...singer, dancer, producer, writer and an actual pioneer, she helped to usher in the 80's with great songs and performances...Ciara, Aaliyah, Britney and so many others owe her a debt. And certainly, we can never forget she is a Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist...very deserved, and certainly earned especially after all she endured after her Shalamar years!! [3]

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
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