This trend-setter helped define a generation with her stylish videos and pop classics, including “Looking For a New Love,” “Don’t You Want Me,” “Real Love” and the hip hop classic “Friends”‘s. Jody Watley’s music crosses many genres including Pop, R&B, Jazz, Dance and Electronic Soul.
The Grammy Award artist ranks as one of MTV Video Music Awards most nominated female artists ever, with six nominations for her ‘Real Love’ video. Her early music influences are Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, The Carpenters, Roberta Flack, Prince, Grace Jones and various jazz artists including Nancy Wilson.
Happy birthday Jody Watley.