Win Tickets to Jody Watley at Bethesda Blues & Jazz: Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love
Jody Watley, Grammy Award winning R&B, Dance & Pop music icon, celebrates 30 years since her smash hit song “Real Love” from her double platinum second album. First introduced on national television as a featured dancer on Soul Train, Watley became an international star as an original member of Shalamar on their classic hits “The Second Time Around”, “Make That Move”, “This is for the Lover in You” and “A Night to Remember.” As a solo artist, Watley achieved even greater success with her multi-platinum debut album which won her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. In 1989, “Real Love” and its groundbreaking video further established Watley as a style-forging pioneer in music, video, dance and fashion. In addition to “Real Love” (#1 R&B, #1 Dance, #2 Pop), her biggest hit songs were “Looking for a New Love” (#1 R&B, #1 Dance, #2 Pop), “Don’t You Want Me” (#3 R&B, #1 Dance, #6 Pop), “Some Kind of Lover” (#3 R&B, #1 Dance, #10 Pop), “Friends” (#3 R&B, #7 Dance, #9 Pop) and “Everything” (#3 R&B, #4 Pop). For all her success as one of the top female and dance music artists of all time, Watley received Billboard’s Lifetime Achievement Award and is still performing today for her many fans around the world.