Classic Shalamar and Jody Watley Enter Goldmine Mine Hall of Fame

Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett 'Classic Shalamar'

By the time this Chicago singer/songwriter was awarded the 1987 Grammy for “Best New Artist,” she was a well-established star, having been a vital part of the top-selling group Shalamar. When your godfather is Jackie Wilson and you’re one of the most popular dancers on Don Cornelius’ Soul Train, how can you miss?
Well, certainly it would help if you could sing, too, and Jody Watley proved that to be another strength. With Shalamar, Watley recorded albums, three of which climbed into the top 40 of the Billboard Top 200, all but the first reaching the R&B top 20. Three climbed into the R&B top 10, 1982’s “Friends” topping the chart. That LP also reached #6 in the U.K. and its follow-up, “The Look,” ran to #7. Watley left for a solo career and Shalamar, which also had posted four R&B top 10 singles, including the #1 “The Second Time Around,” continued, but its success dwindled.
Her 1987 solo debut, “Jody Watley,” ran to the top of the R&B chart and climbed to #10 on Billboard’s Top 200, providing the impetus for her Grammy award. More on the honor:


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SHALAMAR To Perform in Amsterdam At Melkweg

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy

Jody Watley

Just added the the SHALAMAR and Jody Watley Spring Summer Concert Calendar is the beautiful venue Melkweg in Amsterdam Holland on June 28, 2015. For tickets and information click  Here


2015 Spring Summer Concert Dates:
May 24 Happy Days Festival, Surrey UK
May 30 The Shrine Chicago
June 6 Mountain Winery, CA
June 13 Espaco Das Americas, Sao Paulo Brazil
June 24 The Howard Theater Washington D.C.
June 25 Damrosch Park Lincoln Center and Mobile Mondays Presents: "Midsummer Night Swing"
June 27 Let's Rock London Queen Elizabeth Park, UK
June 28 Melkweg Amsterdam Holland
July 25 Atlanta Health and Music Festival Atlanta Special Event Appearance

SHALAMAR Supersoul Sunday Rewind

Classic jam from the classic line-up of Howard Hewett, Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel pulled from the "Friends" album of 1982.

The New Reloaded SHALAMAR Drop New Promotional Video

A brief respectful nod to the past while bringing fans into the now to the newly reloaded SHALAMAR in concert, check out this short promotional video:

SHALAMAR Throwback Thursday Legacy

Former SHALAMAR touring backing vocalist Jermaine Stewart  and original member Jody Watley  party it up back in the day. They both went on to have notable Hot 100 and R&B Hits (We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off, The Word Is Out, Jody..Looking For A New Love, Don't You Want Me, Real Love and more) under their belts with a flair for style as well.

Jermaine Stewart and Jody Watley back in the day serving glamour in the nightlife.

SHALAMAR Style. Reloaded

With style icon Jody Watley at the helm and with young bucks Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy bringing their own fresh flava you know the imagery would be dope. SHALAMAR dropped an epic new official via social media a new image serving modern style, attitude and energy all in one epic photo. Photography by Viktoria Paschuta. Styling by Jessie J Collections and Jody Watley. Hair, Makeup and Grooming: Tres' Major

Jody Watley Talks SHALAMAR in New Interviews Formally Introducing New Members

Jody Watley on ARISE TV 360 in a revealing and candid interview, introduces Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy, as well as the SHALAMAR trademark ownership, career longevity, being a trendsetter and more:

SHALAMAR original member, Grammy winning artist and entrepreneur Jody Watley on ARISE 360.

2015. SHALAMAR. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy. Photography: Viktorija Paschuta

Jody Watley on Eurweb in a new feature Watley talks about the business of Shalamar, false advertising, her own solo career, worthy reading: SHALAMAR "The Second Time Around" Jody Watley Reloads SHALAMAR

SHALAMAR To Perform at Mountain Winery with K.C. and The Sunshine Band

SHALAMAR. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy
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The newly reloaded SHALAMAR and Jody Watley are set to continue the party at Mountain Winery in their just announced summer concert series as opener for the venerable KC and The Sunshine Band.

SHALAMAR In Studio Recording New Music

The newly reloaded SHALAMAR with Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy have been in the studio putting down some fresh music. Don't miss official SHALAMAR updates on Instagram (Shalamarmusic), Twitter (Shalamarmusic) and Facebook:

Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy and Jody Watley candid in studio doing a vocal session. (c) 2015 Avid Music Inc.

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley and Nate Allen Smith. SHALAMAR 2015 (c) 2015 Avid Music Inc.

Photo via Shalamarmusic on Instagram Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith. SHALAMAR 2015 (c) 2015 Avid Music Inc.

SHALAMAR Prepare for Spring Summer Concerts

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith

The newly reloaded SHALAMAR prepare for spring summer concert dates after a fall/winter debut launch that included sold out concerts in Tokyo and Osaka Japan (Billboard Live), Harrah's Atlantic City, BB King's New York, Cache Creek Resort and Casino and Yoshi's Oakland.

Upcoming dates:
May 24 Happy Days Festival Imber Court, Surrey UK
May 30 The Shrine Chicago
June 6 -  TBA
June 13 - Sao Paulo Brazil Espaca Das Americas
June 24 - The Howard Theater Washington D.C.
June 25 - TBA
June 27 - Let's Rock London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

SHALAMAR Song of the Day. Take That To The Bank

SHALAMAR'S Jody Watley To Receive Iconic Music Award

As an original member of SHALAMAR whose familar voice is the anchor of many classic hits. and As add to her resume she's a GRAMMY Award winning solo artist, who has made and continues to make an indelible imprint in the music industry as an artist, songwriter, producer, trendsetter, fashion icon and entrepreneur. She will receive the "Women of Excellence Iconic Music" Award at Atlanta's Health and Music Festival on July 25, 2015. Watley has stated on her Facebook that she will bring her new SHALAMAR members Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy to share in the celebration and to perform a few songs.

Jody Watley Releases Statement on SHALAMAR Trademark

April 10, 2015
Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy

I became the legal and registered trademark owner of SHALAMAR in May of 2014 after a thorough and lengthy process by the USPTO. The acquisition was prompted in part to gain control by the ongoing use and misuse of my likeness and the continued commerce generated from the foundation I helped to create decades ago. There are former members currently trying to confuse the public giving the impression there are two groups brazenly seeking to undermine my rights. My trademark attorneys are handling this matter.

Becoming owner allows me to revive the name for a new audience, to not get stuck in the safety net of nostalgia because I’m not interested in doing what I’ve already done. There’s new merchandise for fans to purchase, with plans for new music and other exciting projects in the pipeline. We have already begun building a social media presence beginning with a verified page on Facebook/ShalamarOfficial.

Joining me for the newly reloaded SHALAMAR are singer/dancer/choreographers Rosero McCoy (Usher, Beyoncé, America’s Next Best Dance Crew, Shake it Up, The Sing Off) and breakout young Ohio talent Nate Allen Smith. Our dynamic stage show to which we've already been playing to sold-out audiences in the United States and Japan, with other scheduled concerts in the UK and Brazil breathes new life into classics “A Night To Remember,” “Take That To The Bank,” and “The Second Time Around” in a set that includes signature Jody Watley solo hits like “Friends,” “Looking For a New Love,” and “Don’t You Want Me,” as well as music from Paradise. The album’s first single “Nightlife” was the 19th Billboard Top 20 Dance hit; a UK Top 10 Commercial Pop and UK Top 5 soul hit. This is a new era for SHALAMAR and Jody Watley, artist and entrepreneur.  Visit the Official SHALAMAR website: