Jody Watley

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul 80s dance pop funk female vocalists jody watley Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Allmusic Biography Blog Facebook IMDb Lyrics MySpace Official Homepage VIAF Wikipedia Wikipedia YouTube


30 January 1959, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Formerly one third of Shalamar between 1977 and 1984, a hugely successful group of the disco era, Watley’s first professional experience had come as a dancer on the television show Soul Train. After Shalamar disbanded she made the progression to solo artist, working in a contemporary soul/urban R&B vein. Her self-titled debut album, released in 1987, became a million-seller and included three US Top 10 hits - ‘Looking For A New Love’, ‘Don’t You Want Me’ and ‘Some Kind Of Lover’. It brought her a Grammy award for Best New Artist of 1987. The subsequent Larger Than Life achieved gold status, and included the US number 2 hit ‘Real Love’, as well as further hits ‘Everything’ and ‘Friends’, the latter a collaboration with Eric B And Rakim and Whodini. ‘Precious Love’ (1990) was remixed by Soul II Soul’s Simon Law and ‘I’m The One...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Jody Watley

Email alerts for products
by Jody Watley
Email Icon