Grammy Award-winning R & B singer, songwriter and music producer, Jody Watley is a trend-setting pioneer within the music and fashion industries. She released her self-titled, debut album in 1987. The album hit No. 1 on the Billboard R & B chart, and was certified Platinum. Other solo albums include Larger Than Life and The Makeover. She has been nominated for no less than eight MTV Video Music Awards, and received the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
Jody Watley is not only a class act musician and performer, she is also an active philanthropist and entrepreneur. She works with a variety or charitable organizations advocating for famine relief and HIV/AIDS awareness, to name a few. She also formed an independent record label, Avitone Recordings, in 1995.