Jody Watley

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

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...

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