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Encyclopedia > Jody Watley
Jody Watley

Years active 1986- (solo)
1977-1984 (Shalamar)
Genres Dance-pop; Urban contemporary; dance
Labels Avitone (1995, 1999- )
Atlantic (1998)
MCA (1987-1994)
Solar (Shalamar years)

Jody Watley (born Chicago, Illinois on January 30, 1959) is an American pop singer/songwriter, producer and label owner. Image File history File links Jodywatleynew. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Dance music is a style of popular music commonly played in dance music nightclubs, radio stations and shows and raves. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Avitone Records is an independent record label formed by singer/songwriter Jody Watley in 1995. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label that operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Solar Records - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ...


To date, Jody Watley has sold over 20 million albums and singles worldwide. Along with Janet Jackson and Madonna, ranks as one of MTV Video Music Awards most nominated female artist ever, with ten nominations. She won the 1988 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958), better known worldwide as simply Madonna, is an iconic American pop singer, songwriter, musician, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and a fashion icon whose level of fame and success has earned her superstar status for more than two decades. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music...


She ranks at the #144 most successful R&B artist of all time according to Billboard Magazine. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Contents

Shalamar (The Early Years)

Shalamar.
Shalamar.

Watley got her start as a dancer on the hit TV show Soul Train at age fourteen. From 1977 to 1984, she was a singer in the R&B group Shalamar with Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel. The group achieved a platinum-selling album, Friends, and the #1 R&B singles "A Night To Remember", "This Is For The Lover In You", and "The Second Time Around" in the U.S.; the group also scored numerous Top 10 hits on the UK charts. After several conflicts within the group, Watley left disillusioned. Post Shalamar, Jody took part in Bob Geldof's Band Aid alongside such stars as Sting, Bono from U2, George Michael. Their charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" helped raise millions of dollars for famine relief in Ethiopia. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Hewett, Watley, and Daniel Shalamar was an American musical group of the 1970s and 1980s that was originally a disco-driven vehicle created by Soul Train booking agent Dick Griffey. ... Howard Hewett (Born: October 1st, 1955 in Akron, Ohio) is the former lead vocalist of the R&B group, Shalamar, from 1979 to 1985. ... Jeffrey Daniel (right) with fellow Shalamar band members, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley Jeffrey Daniel (often misspelt as Jeffrey Daniels) (born Los Angeles, California on August 24, 1955) is an American dancer and singer, most notable for being a member of the soul vocal group Shalamar. ... General Name, Symbol, Number platinum, Pt, 78 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 6, d Appearance grayish white Atomic mass 195. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... Robert Frederick Zenon Bob Geldof, KBE (born October 5, 1951) is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Cover art for the original release of Do They Know Its Christmas? – artist Peter Blake Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia by releasing the record Do They... Sting in Budapest, 2000 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... U2 is a rock band from Dublin, Ireland, featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals, harmonica and rhythm guitar; The Edge (David Howell Evans) on lead guitar, keyboards and vocals; Adam Clayton on bass guitar; and Larry Mullen Jr. ... George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on 25 June 1963) is a half English, half Greek Cypriot singer-songwriter who performs soul influenced pop, and who (as a solo artist and half of the duo WHAM!) has enjoyed global success since 1982. ... Cover art for the original Do They Know Its Christmas? release – artist Peter Blake Do They Know Its Christmas? is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 specifically to raise money for Ethiopian famine relief. ...


1987 - 1989

Jody Watley

Watley's solo debut album, Jody Watley, was released on March 31, 1987 on MCA Records. The lead-off single, "Looking For A New Love", became a hit with an instant catch phrase ("Hasta La Vista…Baby"). The single stayed at #2 on the Billboard's Hot 100 Single chart for four weeks, and sold over 750,000 copies in the U.S. March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

Winning the "Best New Artist" Grammy
Winning the "Best New Artist" Grammy

The album peaked at #10 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart and spawned four more hits, "Don't You Want Me" (#6), "Still A Thrill" (#56), "Some Kind Of Lover" (#10) and "Most Of All" (#60). It sold over two million copies in the U.S. and nearly five million copies worldwide. Jody Watley at Grammy Awards File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jody Watley at Grammy Awards File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


At the 30th Annual Grammy Awards, Watley was named Best New Artist, and was also nominated for Grammy Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. That same year (1988), she was also nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards, three Soul Train Awards including Album of the Year and Single of the Year. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ...


Larger Than Life

Jody's second album, Larger Than Life, released on March 28, 1989, solidified her as a pop icon in the music industry. The album sold over four million copies worldwide, and hit the Top 5 on the R&B Albums chart in America. The first single release, "Real Love", was a sizable hit that set a trend with its new style of bass-thumping dance. In America, it hit #1 on the R&B Singles chart, the Single Sales chart, and the Dance chart, while hitting #2 on the Pop chart; the single also went gold there for attaining sales of over 500,000 copies. The album contained two more Top 10 Pop, Dance and R&B hits: "Friends" (feauturing Eric B. & Rakim) and the ballad "Everything". March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Dance (from Old French dancier, perhaps from Frankish) generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Eric B. & Rakim were an East Coast hip hop duo who popularised the jazz-influenced hip hop of the late 1980s. ...


During the summer of 1989, Watley's "Real Love" video, directed by David Fincher, was nominated for seven MTV Video Music Awards including Breakthrough Video, Best Art Direction, Best Dance Video, and Best Female Video at the 1989 award show. That record was held until Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson's video "Scream" received eleven VMA nominations in 1995. The next year, she was also nominated for two Soul Train Awards, an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist, and a Narm Award for Best Selling R&B Female Album. While riding high on her Larger Than Life World Tour, a remix album, You Wanna Dance with Me?, was released in October 1989 and hit gold in America. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American music video and film director known for his dark and stylish portraits of the human experience. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. ... VMA is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: MTV Video Music Award Valve Manufacturers Association of America Virtual Memory Area Descriptor Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri (Icelandic collage) Vicky Metcalf Award Veritas Members Association Vanillyl Mandellic Acid This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Into the 90s

Dance To Fitness

The cover to 1990s Dance To Fitness.
The cover to 1990s Dance To Fitness.

In 1990, Watley released a million-selling home video, Dance To Fitness, a first for a black woman. Jody continued to be visible appearing in ad campaigns for GAP, and fashion layouts in such high profile magazines as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and Essence. Jody Watley was also named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 1990. That year Watley broadened her musical horizons by contributing a jazzy rendition of "After You Who" to Red, Hot, & Blue, an AIDS-awareness charity recording by contemporary stars singing Cole Porter. The following year, Jody married long time producer André Cymone. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the year. ... Gap is a San Francisco-based apparel and accessories retailer founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris Fisher. ... For other meanings, see vogue. ... Rolling Stone is an American magazine devoted to music, politics and popular culture. ... In philosophy, essence is the attribute (or set of attributes) that make an object or substance what it fundamentally is, and that it has necessary, in contrast with accident, properties that the object or substance has contingently and without which the substance could have existed. ... People, a weekly magazine of celebrity and popular culture news, debuted on February 27, 1974. ... Red Hot + Blue was the first in the series of compilation albums from the Red Hot Organization. ... Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter from Indiana. ...


Affairs Of The Heart

On December 17, 1991, Watley released her third album, Affairs Of The Heart. The album peaked at #21 on the Billboard Top R&B albums chart (#124 on the Billboard Top 200), and sold less than 400,000 copies in the U.S. Watley claimed to have had only minor marketing and promotional support for her new sound and artistic vision. Although the lead off single, "I Want You," peaked at #5 on the R&B Singles Chart, it only managed to climb to #61 on the Hot 100 charts. The next single, "I'm The One You Need" fared better, peaking at #19 on the Hot 100. It was Watley's first foray into House Music produced by international DJ David Morales who also remixed the track to produce his infamous 'Dead Zone mix' It was seen as an underground masterpiece, with vinyl promo's trading at one time in excess of $100. The remix is featured on the DJ John Digweed's Choice Classics compilation album produced by Azuli Records. 'Affairs Of The Heart's' final single was "It All Begins With You". She was invited by President George H. W. Bush in 1992 to perform the song at the White House, it failed to chart. December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... David Morales (born 21 August 1961, in Brooklyn), is an internationally acclaimed house music DJ and producer. ... John Digweed John Digweed (born January 1, 1967 in Hastings, England) is a British DJ and record producer. ... Azuli Records is a record label. ... George Herbert Walker Bush GCB (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America serving from 1989 to 1993. ... North façade of the White House, seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. ...


Intimacy

On November 9, 1993 MCA released Jody's fourth solo album, Intimacy. The album only reached #38 on the Billboard Top R&B albums chart (#164 on Billboard Top 200), and sold approximately 250,000 copies in the U.S. Its two releases, "Your Love Keeps Working On Me" and the rap/hip-hop tune "When A Man Loves A Woman", achieved moderate success on the R&B and Dance singles charts; peaking at #26 R&B/#2 Dance, and #11 R&B/#16 Dance respectively. The BBG Remix of "When A Man Loves A Man" also topped the dance charts in the UK. It also contained the song "Ecstasy", produced by David Morales, which became an underground hit and later appeared on her Greatest Hits collection. November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... David Morales (born 21 August 1961, in Brooklyn), is an internationally acclaimed house music DJ and producer. ...


Affection

After having parted ways with MCA Records, Jody took an independent and entrepreneurial path releasing her fifth solo album, Affection, on July 11, 1995 through her own Avitone Records label. The noted independent Bellmark Records distributed it. It sold approx. 143,000 copies, according to Soundscan and spent a few months on the Billboard R&B chart. July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Avitone Records is an independent record label formed by singer/songwriter Jody Watley in 1995. ... Bellmark Records is a small US record label. ...


Greatest Hits

In 1996, Jody's career hit an upswing. On February 13, MCA released a Greatest Hits package on Jody's recordings for the label. She then made history as the first African-American to play Rizzo in the hit Broadway musical Grease, and appeared in the Saks Fifth Avenue catalog. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... 1994 Broadway Revival Cast Recording album cover Grease is a popular musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ... A Saks Fifth Avenue store in Phipps Plaza, Atlanta. ...


That fall, Watley scored a platinum-selling single as a guest vocalist on Babyface's "This Is For The Lover In You". The single, which also featured vocals from LL Cool J and Watley's former Shalamar groupmates Howard Hewitt and Jeffery Daniels, was a remake of Shalamar's Top 10 hit by the same name. Babyface's version peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and #2 on the R&B Singles Chart. The song's video also received heavy rotation on MTV and BET. As the year wound to a close, Jody signed with Big Beat/Atlantic Records, and began working on what was to be her major label come-back. General Name, Symbol, Number platinum, Pt, 78 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 6, d Appearance grayish white Atomic mass 195. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... James Todd Smith III (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop artist and actor. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... Black Entertainment Television (BET for short) is the first television network geared towards African-Americans. ... Big Beat Records was an East Coast subsidiary label of Atlantic Records featuring dance music. ...


The late 90s and the Millennium

Flower

After spending most of 1997 in the recording studio crafting her sixth studio album, Flower, Watley was back in early 1998 with its lead off singles "Off The Hook" and "If I'm Not In Love." "Off The Hook" peaked at #23 on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart and #73 Billboard Hot 100, but fared much better on Bilboard's Dance/Club Play chart. Propelled by remixes from Masters At Work and Soul Solution(Dance act), the track reached #1 on the dance chart, making it her first #1 Dance/Club Play hit in nine years. Later the same year, a single of "If I'm Not In Love" was released, with promo mixes by Sal Dano (credited as BK Dano) and Lenny Bertoldo, and that song reached #2 on the Dance/Club Play chart. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Masters At Work is the house music production and remix team of Kenny Dope Gonzales and Little Louie Vega. ... Soul Solution is a dance/electronica/house production duo from New York City. ...


Big Beat Records was absorbed into its parent label, Atlantic Records, which then shelved the album from a U.S. release. Flower was, however, released in Canada, Great Britain and Japan. The critically-acclaimed release was championed by many UK magazines, including Blues and Soul, and Echoes magazine among others. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label that operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


The Saturday Night Experience

In November 1999, Jody reactivated her independent label, Avitone, and released her seventh studio album The Saturday Night Experience. A collection of organic club music tracks, it was released in Japan, along with a single "Another Chapter" with remixes by DJ Soma. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Destiny's Child released a cover of Watley's Flower album track "Sweet Sixteen", on their multi-platinum The Writing's On The Wall. Destinys Child was a Grammy Award-winning American R&B girl group. ...


The following year, MCA released The Jody Watley Millennium Collection, a sort of leaner version of Watley's previous Greatest Hits album.


Midnight Lounge

In 2001, Jody released her eighth studio album, Midnight Lounge in Europe and Japan. A collection of tracks that combined a blend of soul, jazz, R&B, and club music. After achieving moderate success in its original origins of release, Watley arranged for it to be released in the U.S. through her Avitone imprint in a short term license deal with Shanachie Records on March 11, 2003. Midnight Lounge was Watley's first studio album released in the U.S. in eight years, reaching Top 20 status on Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Album chart. Junior Vasquez and several other producers contributed remixes to the single release of "Whenever", bringing the track to No.19 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Chart. This article is about the year 2001. ... Midnight Lounge is the eighth album by American pop singer Jody Watley, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Junior Vasquez is a famous New York club DJ and remixer/producer. ...


In 2005, Jody made history on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Chart, when she re-released her 1987 smash hit "Looking For A New Love", her 2005 remixes of the song hit No.1 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart for the 2nd time in 2005, making her the first artist ever to take the same song to No.1 in two different decades. [2]. The 2005 mixes of the single also sold well in multiple formats. As a result of this single hitting #1, Jody Watley has the distinction of being among the few artists who have been to #1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play chart in all of the past three decades (the 80's, 90's, and 00's). 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ...


The Makeover

Jody's new album, The Makeover was released on August 8, 2006 through her own label, Avitone Records.The 1st single/video is a remake of Madonna's "Borderline". The album is co produced by Watley's long term collaborator Rodney Lee and an international über cool selection of producers and DJ's such as 4hero, King Britt, Mark De Clive Lowe, DJ Spinna and Chris Brann of the Wamdue Project. Jody was asked by her long time trainer to appear with him while working out, as a guest of the Bravo's reality series, Work Out, the appearances helped to promote "THE MAKEOVER". August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Avitone Records is an independent record label formed by singer/songwriter Jody Watley in 1995. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958), better known worldwide as simply Madonna, is an iconic American pop singer, songwriter, musician, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and a fashion icon whose level of fame and success has earned her superstar status for more than two decades. ... 4 Hero is a musical group consisting of Mark Clair & Dennis McFarlane, aka Mark Mac and Dego. ... King Britt is an American DJ and record producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Wamdue Project is a deep house and dance music act created by producer Chris Brann from Atlanta, Georgia. ... Bravo is a cable television network owned by NBC Universal. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Discography

Albums

Album Chart Statistics Singles
  • Studio album
  • Released: 3/31/87
  • Label: MCA
  • Billboard peak position: 10
  • Billboard R&B peak position: 1 (3 weeks)
  • UK chart peak position: 50
  • Total worldwide sales: 5.0 million
  • U.S. sales: Platinum [3]
  • Canada: Gold [4]
  • "Looking For A New Love"
  • "Still A Thrill"
  • "Don't You Want Me"
  • "Some Kind Of Lover"
  • "Most Of All"
  • Studio album
  • Released: 3/28/89
  • Label: MCA
  • Billboard peak position: 15
  • Billboard R&B peak position: 5
  • UK chart peak position: 39
  • Japan: 75 (11,700 copies) [5]
  • Total worldwide sales: 4.0 million
  • U.S. sales: Gold [6]
  • Canada: Gold [7]
  • "Real Love" U.S. sales: Gold single [8]
  • "Friends"
  • "Everything"
  • "Precious Love"
  • Remix album
  • Released: 10/26/89
  • Label: MCA
  • Billboard peak position: 86
  • Billboard R&B peak position: 48
  • UK chart peak position: n/a
  • Japan: 95 (4,000 copies) [9]
  • Total worldwide sales: 1.0 million
  • Gold
  • "Real Love"
  • "Friends"
  • "Looking For A New Love"
  • "Still A Thrill"
  • "Don't You Want Me"
  • "Some Kind Of Lover"
  • "What'Cha Gonna Do For Me"
  • Studio album
  • Released: 12/17/91
  • Label: MCA
  • Billboard peak position: 124
  • Billboard R&B peak position: 21
  • UK chart peak position: n/a
  • Japan: 53 (14,000 copies) [10]
  • Total worldwide sales: 2.5 million
  • Gold
  • "I Want You"
  • "I'm The One You Need" (Produced by David Morales
  • "It All Begins With You"
  • Studio album
  • Released: 11/9/93
  • Label: MCA
  • Billboard peak position: 164
  • Billboard R&B peak position: 38
  • UK chart peak position: n/a
  • Japan: 43 (23,000 copies) [11]
  • Total worldwide sales: 600,000
  • "Your Love Keeps Working on Me"
  • "When a Man Loves a Woman"
Remixes of Love.
Remixes of Love.
  • Remixes Of Love
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: MCA Japan
  • Billboard peak position: na
  • Billboard R&B peak position: na
  • UK chart peak position: n/a
  • Total worldwide sales: 50,000
  • "I Want You" (remixes by Bobby Brooks)
  • "I'm The One You Need" (remixes by David Morales
  • "Your Love Keeps Working on Me" (remixes by Mark Kinchen
  • "When A Man Loves A Woman" (remixes by P.M. Dawn)
  • Studio album
  • Released: 7/11/95
  • Label: Avitone/Bellmark
  • Billboard peak position: na
  • Billboard R&B peak position: 59
  • UK chart peak position: n/a
  • Japan: 69 (15,000 copies) [12]
  • Total worldwide sales: 100,000
  • "Affection"
Greatest Hits.
Greatest Hits.
  • Hits album
  • Released: 2/13/96
  • Label: MCA
  • Billboard peak position: na
  • Billboard R&B peak position: n/a
  • UK chart peak position: n/a
  • Total worldwide sales: 100,000
  • Studio album
  • Released: 3/31/98
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Billboard peak position: na
  • Billboard R&B peak position: n/a
  • UK chart peak position: n/a
  • Total worldwide sales: 200,000
  • "Off The Hook"
  • "If I'm Not In Love"
Saturday Night Experience, Vol. 1 .
Saturday Night Experience, Vol. 1 .
  • Studio album
  • Released: 11/17/99
  • Label: Avitone/Universal Japan
  • Billboard peak position: na
  • Billboard R&B peak position: n/a
  • UK chart peak position: n/a
  • Total worldwide sales: 75,000
  • "Another Chapter"
  • "Saturday Night Experience"
The Jody Watley Millennium Collection.
The Jody Watley Millennium Collection.
  • Hits album
  • Released: 12/19/00
  • Label: MCA
  • Billboard peak position: na
  • Billboard R&B peak position: n/a
  • UK chart peak position: n/a
  • Total worldwide sales: 50,000
  • Studio album
  • Released: 3/11/03
  • Label: Avitone/Shanachie
  • Billboard peak position: na
  • Billboard Dance peak position: 13
  • UK chart peak position: n/a
  • Total worldwide sales: 100,000
  • "Photographs" (produced by Phil Asher and Eastwest Connection)
  • "I Love To Love" (produced by Masters At Work)
  • "Whenever"
  • "The Essence" (produced by King Britt)
The Makeover.
The Makeover.
  • Studio album
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Avitone
  • Billboard peak position: na
  • Billboard Dance peak position:
  • UK chart peak position: n/a
  • Total worldwide sales: n/a
  • "Borderline" remixed by Chris Joss, Josh Peace, Funky Junction & Marco Zappala and Craig Christiansen.

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Singles

Year Title Album U.S. U.S. Dance U.S. R&B UK
1987 "Looking for a New Love" Jody Watley 2 1 1 13
1987 "Still a Thrill" Jody Watley 56 8 3 77
1987 "Don't You Want Me" Jody Watley 6 1 3 55
1988 "Some Kind of Lover" Jody Watley 10 1 3 81
1988 "Most of All" Jody Watley 60 8 11 -
1989 "Real Love" Larger Than Life 2 1 1 31
1989 "Friends" Larger Than Life 9 1 3 21
1989 "Everything" Larger Than Life 4 - 3 74
1990 "Precious Love" Larger Than Life 87 - 51 97
1991 "I Want You" Affairs of the Heart 61 17 5 -
1992 "I'm the One You Need" Affairs of the Heart 19 3 23 50
1992 "It All Begins With You" Affairs of the Heart - - 80 -
1993 "Your Love Keeps Working on Me" Intimacy 100 2 23 -
1994 "When a Man Loves a Woman" Intimacy 115 8 11 33
1995 "Affection" Affection 118 - 28 -
1996 "This Is For The Lover In You" The Day (Babyface album) 6 - 2 12
1998 "Off The Hook" Flower 73 1 23 51
1998 "If I'm Not In Love" Flower - 2 - -
2000 "Another Chapter" Saturday Night Experience - - - -
2000 "I Love To Love" [13] "Midnight Lounge" - - - -
2001 "Saturday Night Experience" "Midnight Lounge" - - - -
2002 "Photographs" Midnight Lounge - - - -
2003 "Whenever" (Remixes) [14] Midnight Lounge - 19 - -
2004 "The Essence" Midnight Lounge - - - -
2005 "Looking For A New Love" (2005 Mixes) [15] Looking For A New Love (05) - 1 - -
2006 "Borderline" The Makeover - 4 - -

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Awards & nominations

Year Award
1987 Grammy Award win for Best New Artist
1987 Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Looking for a New Love"
1988 Soul Train Music Award nomination for Album of the Year (Female) for Jody Watley
1988 Soul Train Music Award nomination for Single of the Year (Female) for '"Looking for a New Love"
1988 Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best Music Video for '"Looking for a New Love"
1988 American Music Award nomination for Favorite Soul/R&B Single for "Looking For A New Love
1988 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Female Video for "Some Kind of Lover"
1988 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best New Artist for "Some Kind of Lover"
1989 Narm Award nomination for Best Selling R&B Female Album for Larger than Life
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Female Video for "Real Love"
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Dance Video for "Real Love"
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Direction for "Real Love"
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Art Direction for "Real Love"
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Editing for "Real Love"
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Breakthrough Video for "Real Love"

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Personal life

Watley's father was a minister/disc jockey. Her brother John was her tour manager in 1996, and operates a vocal training and production company in Japan.[1] She has two children, Lauren and Arie, and was married to producer André Cymone.[2] For other types of minister, see Minister In Christian churches, a minister is a man or woman who serves a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such persons can minister as a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain, Deacon or Elder. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Andre Cymone (born Andre Anderson) is a bassist, songwriter and record producer. ...


References

  1. ^ Jody Watley in her own words 'BIO' - 2006 [1]
  2. ^ Soul Music: Jody Watley

See also

The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ...

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The fierce Jody Watley first came to prominence as a member of Shalamar, where she was spotlighted on the songs "Full of Fire" and "Take That To The Bank." She left the band in the mid 1980s and signed to MCA.
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