|Jody Watley Candid. V Magazine Photo Session.|
Jody Watley is a style forging pioneer, innovator and Grammy Award winning recording artist and hit-making songwriter. She has amassed an incredible 32 Top Ten Singles in a diverse range of genres from Pop, Dance, and R&B from the 80's, 90's and 00's, 10's.
Jody Watley was named one of "America's Most Beautiful" by People Magazine and Harper's Bazaar, and has also been featured in fashion magazines around the world including the historic "The Black Issue" of VOGUE Italia.
She's also renowned for her trendsetting style including jumbo hoop earring many still refer to as 'Jody Watley Hoops.'
She has the quiet distinction as the first mainstream artist to incorporate a rapper with the customized 16 bar verse on her multi-format 1989 hit single "Friends" featuring Eric B and Rakim, wanting to go beyond the Melle Mel Chaka Khan song "I Feel For You" intro. Subsequent collaborations merging R&B/Pop with Hip-Hop/Rap became such successful formula in Pop Music and that The Grammy's added the Rap/Sung Category in 2002.
Watley's stylish video "Real Love" directed by Academy Award Nominated Director David Fincher remains one of MTV's Most Nominated videos.
Jody Watley released a Top 10 Fitness Video selling over a million copies titled "Dance to Fitness", a first for an African American Woman and Artist. Watley also appeared in the first celebrity ad campaign for GAP, LA Eyeworks and a previously unprecedented 15 page layout in the prestigious Fall Catalog for Saks Fifth Avenue photographed by the legendary Skrebneski.
To learn more visit her official website.