Clay Cane is a New York City-based writer who is recognized for his contributions in journalism. Clay is a regular contributor for various print and online publications such as The Advocate and BET.com. He is the author of the highly anticipated novel Ball-Shaped World, which is a fictionalized account of the black and Latino ballroom scene. Also, he is the Entertainment Editor at BET.com and a member of New York Film Critics Online.
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Remember Jody Watley? Former member of the group Shalamar who went on to have huge solo success. Watley would garner six top ten Billboard hits from 1987 to 1989 and earned a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1988. In 1989, set a record, the video for her #2 Billboard hit, "Real Love", earned seven MTV Video Music Awards nominations. This is a record she held till Michael and Janet Jackson's "Scream" video in 1995. Also, Watley had the sickest weave of the '80's!
Watley wasn't the greatest singer on the planet, she was no Regina Belle or Phyllis Hyman, but her songs were still musical and not just pop fluff. Nowadays, it seems pop stars have little to no talent and the music isn't even interesting. Over twenty-million albums sold worldwide, Jody Watley ruled the '80's. Check out a few of her greatest moments.
Jody Watley performing "Friends" on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1989