Jody Watley facts for kids
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|Birth name||Jody Vanessa Watley|
|Born||January 30, 1959
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Genres||Pop, hip hop, R&B, soul, adult contemporary, dance, house|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, record producer, pianist|
|Years active||1977–1984 (Groups) 1984–present (Solo)|
|Labels||SOLAR, MCA, Atlantic, Avitone Records|
|Associated acts||Shalamar, George Michael Madonna, Janet Jackson, Andre Cymone, 4Hero|
Jody Vanessa Watley (born 30 January 1959) is an American singer, songwriter and recording artist. Her songs cross multiple genres. She was very popular in the late 1980s. She recorded and performed numerous songs related to dance-pop. She was born in Chicago.
Watley has sold over 50 million albums and singles Worldwide. In 2008, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard magazine.
The Grammy Awards are awarded each year by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
|1988||Best New Artist||Won|
|"Looking for a New Love"||Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female||Nominated|
American Music Awards
|1988||"Looking for a New Love"||Favorite Single (Soul/R&B)||Nominated|
MTV Video Music Awards
|1988||"Some Kind of Lover"||Best Female Video||Nominated|
|Best New Artist in a Video||Nominated|
|1989||"Real Love"||Best Female Video||Nominated|
|Best Dance Video||Nominated|
|Best Direction in a Video||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction in a Video||Nominated|
|Best Editing in a Video||Nominated|
Soul Train Music Awards
|1988||"Looking for a New Love"||Best Music Video||Nominated|
|Best R&B/Soul Single, Female||Nominated|
|Jody Watley||Best R&B/Soul Album, Female||Nominated|
Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards are sponsored by Billboard magazine. They are to honor artists based on Billboard Year-End Charts. The award ceremony was held from 1990 to 2007. Before and after that time span, winners have been announced by Billboard, both in the press and as part of their year-end issue. The award returned in 2011.
|2008||Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
Images for kids
Watley in Paris shooting the music video for "Still a Thrill" in 1987.
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