LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Singer Jody Watley perform onstage during 80's Weekend #7 at Microsoft Theater on January 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Jody Watley To Receive The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

Singer/songwriter Jody Watley is being honored in a major way. She is the newest recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Watley, who was a part of the hit R&B group Shalamar, expressed her gratitude for receiving the honor. “I am truly honored for this recognition from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris,” the singer said. 

She added, “I am also grateful to Representative Billy Mitchell and Dr. Jacqueline Mohair for nominating me for this prestigious award.” 

Georgia Assemblyman Billy Mitchell talked about Watley’s nomination. “We are so excited to designate June 2nd as Jody Watley Day in Atlanta, Georgia. She is truly the epitome of grace, excellence, class, and a gifted songstress and songwriter.” 

Jody Watley received her first Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business this year making her Dr. Watley, and she has been named the first ambassador to the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville in 2021. 

Congratulations to Jody Watley.

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