From her wikipedia's entry:
Jody Vanessa Watley (born January 30, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American, singer, songwriter, record producer, and founder of Avitone Records whose music crosses genres from Pop, R&B, Jazz, Dance and Electronic Soul. In 1987, she won the Grammy Award for "Best New Artist." Along with Janet Jackson and Madonna, she ranks as one of MTV Video Music Awards most nominated female artists ever, with six nominations for her ‘Real Love’ video.
I used to love her song 'looking for a new love' back in the 80s. I remember I used to put her tape on nearly every day as soon as I got back from school. She was also a trend-setter, who didn't have a skirt like the one she sports in this video, back then?