TBT: Jody Watley

JET will bring you weekly doses of Black entertainment featuring artist interviews from the JPC archives, videos and past JET cover stars! Check back every Thursday for a trip down memory lane!


Fashionable and sassy, Jody Watley broke waves as 1/3 of the group Shalamar and then by branching off into a successful solo career with hits such as “Looking For A New Love,” “Real Love” and many more!

JET caught up with the singer in 2013 as she prepped for the release of her Paradise EP.

In this archived footage, the dance diva talks her rise to stardom and addresses lessons learned: