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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 04: Jody Watley attends the Jackie Wilson Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on September 04, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Did you know the catchphrase “Hasta la vista, baby” did not originate from Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day? According to Songfacts, it came from Jody Watley’s song “Looking for a New Love,” which was released four years before the movie came out. You can use that to win a bet with your friends.

When Jody Watley left Shalamar (“The Second Time Around”) to launch her solo career, she didn’t mess around. “Looking for a New Love” was released in January 1987 as the first single from her self-titled debut album. The song became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of that year. As a result, Watley was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and the song was nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video, and Best R&B/Soul Single, Female, all in 1988.

In the video for “Looking For A New Love,” the stylish singer made a conscious decision to wear clothes and accessories from specific designers. She continues to be active in music and fashion. In March 2021, she took on a new role as the First Ambassador of the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville.

Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love (Official Video)

Music video by Jody Watley performing Looking For A New Love. (C) 1987 Geffen Records#JodyWatley #LookingForANewLove #Vevo