Real Love (Jody Watley song)
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|Single by Jody Watley|
|from the album Larger than Life|
|Released||March 18, 1989|
|Writer(s)||André Cymone, Jody Watley|
|Jody Watley singles chronology|
"Real Love" was the first single from Jody Watley's second album, Larger than Life. "Real Love" became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of 1989. The single reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and dance chart.
On the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, "Real Love" rocketed into the Top 40 from #51 to #37, the week of April 1, 1989. The single lingered in the Top 10 for six weeks, peaking at #2 for two weeks, beginning May 20, 1989, held out of the top position by Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl".
During the summer of 1989, Watley's "Real Love" video, directed by David Fincher, was nominated for seven MTV Video Music Awards including Breakthrough Video, Best Art Direction, Best Dance Video, and Best Female Video at the 1989 award show. That record was held until Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson's video "Scream" received eleven VMA nominations in 1995. The song was also nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best Female Single. The music video premiered in March 1989 on Cable television networks.
Awards and nominations
|1989||MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Female Video for "Real Love"|
|1989||MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Dance Video for "Real Love"|
|1989||MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Direction for "Real Love"|
|1989||MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Art Direction for "Real Love"|
|1989||MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Editing for "Real Love"|
|1989||MTV Video Music Award nomination for Breakthrough Video for "Real Love"|
|Australian Singles Chart||56|
|Belgian Singles Chart||26|
|Canadian Singles Chart||2|
|Dutch Singles Chart||21|
|German Singles Chart||15|
|Irish Singles Chart||25|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||35|
|Swiss Singles Chart||21|
|UK Singles Chart||31|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||2|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||1|
|Year-End Charts (1989)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||46|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles||25|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||5|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance 12-Inch Singles||17|
- "Billboard Pop Singles - 1989". Retrieved 2011-12-15.
- "Billboard Black Singles - 1989". Retrieved 2011-12-15.
- "Billboard Dance Club Play Singles - 1989". Retrieved 2011-12-15.
- "Billboard Dance 12-Inch Singles - 1989". Retrieved 2011-12-15.
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