JoJo JoJo
JoJo JoJo
Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque, professionally known as JoJo, is an American pop/R&B singer-songwriter and actress. After competing on the television show America's Most Talented Kids, she was noticed by record producer Vincent Herbert who asked her to audition for Blackground Records. JoJo released her self-titled debut album in June 2004.
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A Jodeci Biopic Is Coming To VH1, Says Group Member
Huffington Post - 19 days
Jodeci fans rejoice! The group’s biopic is headed to television. During an interview with San Francisco radio station Q102 on Monday, Jodeci group member Mr. Dalvin said a small screen depiction of the quartet is already “in the works.” “They started the process last September,” he said. “We just finished the script and we’re going into production next month, so we’re looking probably at an end of the year release…VH1 own the rights so far.” Known for chart-topping hits including “Come and Talk to Me,” “Forever My Lady,” and “Cry for You,” the ‘90s group ― featuring Dalvin, DeVante Swing, K-Ci, and JoJo ― went on to amass multi-platinum and commercial success following the release of their debut album “Forever My Lady.”  Following the crooner’s announcement, Dalvin added on his Instagram account that casting inquiries for the developing project will be announced soon: Me & Jojo up in the Bay Area..Yes the #jodecibiopic is coming!!!!! For all the castin ...
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How John Leguizamo Pioneered One Of Primetime TV’s First Attempts To Reach Latinos
Huffington Post - about 2 months
The first and perhaps only time I heard Spanglish on primetime TV growing up was in 1995, when John Leguizamo broke into an aggressively rapped love song. I love you, love you, Previa! Like an engine I’m gonna rev-ya! Arroz con pollo, café con leche [Hips thrusting into the air] Chuleta! Chuleta! Chuleta! The Spanish bits don’t mean much ― they just rhyme. “Arroz con pollo” is a Caribbean dish of rice and chicken, one that abuela made monthly throughout my youth. Café con leche means “coffee with milk.” A “chuleta” is a pork chop. But to hear those farcically nonsensical rhymes in primetime from the overwhelmingly Anglo suburbs of Virginia in the ‘90s felt like TV was participating in an inside joke with my Cuban family. My mother and I still sing the words to each other from Leguizamo’s sketch every now and then and still crack up when we do. Those were the days before the 2010 U.S. Census showed that the 50 million-strong Hispanic population wield ...
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Top 5 Sizzling Hot Winter Music Festivals in Frigid New York City
Huffington Post - 2 months
(l. to r.) Andrew Cyrille; photo: Petra Cvelbar; Thelonious Monk (1966); photo: Everett Collection By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, December 28, 2016 Think the brutal cold and sometimes snow or freezing rain of New York in January can keep musicians and crowds off the streets and huddled under blankets at home? Think again. In fact, it seems that the city's annual festivals have found a vital life in one of the darkest and bleakest months of the year. Think of it as the heat factor in the short days of daylight. There is no hibernation season, but rather a sizzling of high-caliber music that has been sprouting to life despite the chill. You'd think summer, with all its green glory, would be the season of choice for music--especially jazz--to swing right into our lives. But the gray, leafless, snowy or icy season of the winter wonderland has in recent years made for a different kind of celebration that eclipses other times of the year. Of course, the cultural impact of ...
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Stage Door: <i>Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale</i>
Huffington Post - 3 months
Troubled teens are popular on Broadway. Dear Evan Hansen set in today's digital age, focuses on a socially awkward and isolated 17-year-old boy, while A Bronx Tale boasts a wannabe teen wiseguy in 1960s New York. Both musicals offer vastly different takes on teen angst. Dear Evan Hansen, at the Music Box, posits a sweet, but troubled boy. He's riddled with social tics and his caring, but overworked single mother (Rachel Bay Jones), has sought psychiatric help for his profound anxiety. One answer -- writing upbeat letters to himself -- has unintended consequences. Evan (an amazing Ben Platt) shows up to school with a broken arm and tellingly, no one has signed his cast. Connor (Mike Faist), a troubled loner dressed in "school shooter chic" remedies that oversight. But Conner's bravado masks inner torment -- and his suicide kick-starts the drama. By accident, he takes a letter Evan has written to himself. And suddenly, the wayward boy has a friend. Evan initially tries ...
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Globalfest Sets Lineup, Looking to ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’
NYTimes - 3 months
The concert will take place Jan. 8 at Webster Hall and feature Jojo Abot, Betsayda Machado and Indo-Pak Coalition.
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Is There a Future for Ben and Lauren? Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Weigh In on Season 2 - E! Online
Google News - 3 months
E! Online Is There a Future for Ben and Lauren? Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Weigh In on Season 2 E! Online The first season finale of Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell's Freeform series just aired, which means we're now wondering if there's a season two in store for the couple, who recently halted the plans for their wedding. Before the finale, Higgins and ... EXCLUSIVE: Ben Higgins on Living and Working With Lauren Bushnell: 'It Isn't Healthy'Entertainment Tonight 'Happily Ever After?': Ben Higgins tells Lauren Bushnell the wedding is back onUSA TODAY Ben Higgins Has Been Secretly Calling JoJo Fletcher — ReportWetpaint The Hollywood Gossip -Life &amp; Style Weekly -SheKnows.com -Refinery29 all 40 news articles »
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Fake News: The Relentless Pursuit of Mind Control
Huffington Post - 3 months
The news media is all a-flutter with headlines about the rise and proliferation of fake news media: “Did Russia Install Donald Trump As the Next U.S. President?” “It’s About To Get Worse!” “Living in a Media Bubble” “Can American Democracy Survive?” Excuse me? Wait a minute… Propaganda and disinformation have been an integral part of our daily dose of information forever. In essence, everywhere you look, whether it’s the allegedly trustworthy mainstream media or the not-so-trustworthy social media alt-right or left-trending news stories, someone is always peddling influence. It wasn’t just the Russians who supposedly engaged in influencing election results by hacking emails and proliferating fake news that damaged the Democrats’ pursuit of the White House. Americans can’t play the innocent victims here. We’re all using the same propaganda techniques. Now, because of warp-speed Internet and social media delivery systems, we have a perpetual game of Propaganda Pong, and the onsla ...
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The ‘Bachelor’ Franchise Needs To Stop Giving Chad A Platform For His BS
Huffington Post - 4 months
Like a particularly pernicious hangover, “Bachelor” bad dude Chad Johnson just won’t fade away. After his time on JoJo Fletcher’s season of “The Bachelorette,” a sad appearance on “After the Final Rose,” and an even more shocking stay on “Bachelor in Paradise,” he still keeps cropping up ― on an aftershow for “Bachelorette Canada” and now on Freeform’s “Ben &amp; Lauren: Happily Ever After?” On Tuesday night’s episode of “Ben &amp; Lauren,” the tepidly happy couple decide to go camping with some franchise friends ― Chris Soules, Emily and Haley Ferguson, Lace Morris and Grant Kemp, and (oops!) Chad Johnson. Yep, thinking Lace and Grant can’t make the weekend, Lauren and Ben invited their friends’ sworn enemy. After meeting him at “After the Final Rose,” Lauren felt convinced Chad was a good guy deep down, and wanted to reach out to the poor friendless dude.  The final campfire of the weekend ended up being a group therapy session. Lace sobbed, Lauren insisted that she didn’t re ...
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Kings of Leon Finally Land a No. 1 Album With ‘WALLS’
NYTimes - 4 months
The band’s seventh album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, ahead of new records by the Game and JoJo.
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Unlikely 'Bachelorette' Fan Christian Slater Explains How He Got Into The Show
Huffington Post - 4 months
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Why Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Decided to Go on a Double Date with JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers - E! Online
Google News - 4 months
E! Online Why Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Decided to Go on a Double Date with JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers E! Online Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are just like any other couple...except for the fact that nearly their entire relationship has played out in front of millions of people. The stars of Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? sat down with E! News' Erin Lim ... Ben and Lauren's 'Bachelor' spin-off is a nightmare, but not for the reason you thinkWashington Post Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Talk Living Together, PDAPEOPLE.com Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Butt Heads Over Plans for Televised Wedding on 'Ben &amp; Lauren: Happily Ever After'Us Weekly Hollywood Life -Entertainment Tonight -Wetpaint -TV Fanatic all 119 news articles »
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Inside Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins' Life After 'Bachelor'
ABC News - 5 months
The couple deal with questions about JoJo and life off the show.
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JoJo opens up about struggle with drinking and depression
Fox News - 5 months
JoJo is back, and set for an epic comeback.
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JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers might marry on TV
CNN - 5 months
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers fell in love on TV -- and they're open to getting married there, too.
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'The Bachelor' Might Try To Increase Diversity, According To New ABC Chief
Huffington Post - 7 months
Recent research suggests that one highly effective way to increase diversity in new hires is simple: Expand the pool of diverse candidates interviewed for each job. What if that job is to star in ABC’s long-running, long-homogenous dating reality show, “The Bachelor”? That may be no different, according to new ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, who discussed the show’s storied problems with diversity with journalists on Thursday.  “I would very much like to see some changes there, and I think one of the biggest changes that we need to do is we need to increase the pool of diverse candidates in the beginning,” she told reporters. “Part of what ends up happening as we go along is there just aren’t as many candidates.” Entertainment Weekly reports that Dungey, who replaced previous ABC chief Paul Lee in February, fielded questions about diversity controversies in “The Bachelor.” Lee, notably, had hinted strongly that the Season 12 Bachelorette would be “diverse,” but ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of JoJo
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 25
    On July 27, 2016, she released the lead single "Fuck Apologies", featuring rapper and label mate, Wiz Khalifa, including her music video, which was directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini, from her upcoming album Mad Love due out October 14, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details In August 2011, JoJo had signed a promotional deal with HeartSoul clothing to become the new face for their Fall/Winter collection. In December 2011, JoJo signed another deal, this time with skin care brand Clearasil to become the new spokeswoman for Clearasil's newest product, PerfectaWash. Musically, JoJo is considered to be primarily a pop and R&B artist; however, the majority of her singles tend to lean more-so towards the former as a marketing tool. Prefix's Norman Meyers observed that "As an adolescent white girl singing mainstream R&B, her singles have leaned toward pop to snag sales... But the list of producers on The High Road shows that Jojo is more concerned with harder beats and soulful sounds." Her singing voice has been widely acclaimed by music critics, one of whom ranked it among "the best in the game", while her R&B recordings have been compared to the likes of R&B singers Brandy and Monica. Describing her as a "vocal phenom", Entertainment Weekly Leah Greenblatt enthused that JoJo is "capable of Mariah Carey-style upper-register flourishes". Vocally, critics frequently draw comparisons between JoJo and singers Kelly Clarkson and Beyoncé, while Slant Magazine's Sal Cinquemani remarked that the singer "could very well be the next Teena Marie".
    She is scheduled to appear as opening act through September 2016.
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    In June 2016, Fifth Harmony announced that JoJo would be one of the opening acts on their The 7/27 Tour.
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  • 2015
    Age 24
    On December 18, 2015, JoJo released the sequel to "#LoveJo", titled #LoveJo2, including her song "Thinking Out Loud", which was already on her second mixtape Agápē as a short version and "Right on Time" sampling Donna Lewis' 90s hit "I Love You Always Forever".
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    On August 20, 2015, JoJo released three singles ("When Love Hurts", "Save My Soul" and "Say Love") simultaneously on the III. extended play, which she referred to as a "tringle", as a preview of her third studio album.
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    Five promotional dates across the United States were scheduled to preview music from her upcoming album, beginning August 12, 2015, in Boston.
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    On August 5, 2015, JoJo's website under Atlantic was relaunched.
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  • 2014
    Age 23
    On March 16, 2014, she performed at SXSW.
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    On January 14, 2014, it was officially announced that JoJo was released from her multi-year battle with the label and signed a new recording contract with Atlantic Records.
    More Details Hide Details On February 14, she released an extended play, titled #LoveJo, featuring covers of three classic songs, which were all produced by Da Internz.
  • 2013
    Age 22
    In December 2013 both of JoJo's and Blackground's attorneys agreed to drop the case as both parties came to an agreement outside court.
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    On July 30, 2013, it was reported that JoJo had filed a lawsuit against her labels Blackground Records and Da Family for "irreparable damages to her professional career".
    More Details Hide Details Minors cannot sign contracts that last more than seven years under New York State law and thus she claims that as her contract was signed in 2004, her deal should have expired in 2011.
  • 2012
    Age 21
    In support of the mixtape, JoJo embarked on her first headlining North American tour, The Agápē Tour. "We Get By", was released as the lead single from the mixtape on November 15, 2012. "André" was released as the second single from the mixtape on November 30, 2012, with the music video for the song premiering on March 21, 2013 through Complex magazine.
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    The project was released for free through digital download on her 22nd birthday on December 20, 2012.
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    On November 15, 2012, she announced the release of a mixtape, titled Agápē, which means "unconditional love" in Greek.
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    JoJo, wanting to go in a new direction with the album, released "Demonstrate", produced by Noah "40" Shebib, on July 17, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Its release as an official single was eventually scrapped for reasons unknown despite a music video already having been filmed. After Blackground Records lost their distribution deal through Interscope Records in late 2012, resulting once again in the delay of the release of an album, JoJo began recording new material specifically for a new mixtape to be released by the end of the year, as she "didn't want to keep the fans waiting for new music any longer".
    In early 2012, JoJo toured with Big Time Rush for 5 dates of their Better With You Tour.
    More Details Hide Details A promotional single, "Sexy to Me", was made available for purchase on February 28, 2012 on iTunes and Amazon.
    In October 2012, JoJo was cast and began working on the film G.B.F. JoJo was cast as Soledad Braunstein who is the President of the Gay Straight Alliance.
    More Details Hide Details The film was shot in Los Angeles over 18 days by director Darren Stein.
  • 2011
    Age 20
    A music video for the song premiered on JoJo's official website in November 2011.
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    In June 2011, she released a remix of rapper Drake's song "Marvin's Room", renamed "Marvin's Room (Can't Do Better)" through Rap-Up's YouTube channel.
    More Details Hide Details JoJo rewrote the song from a female perspective to express a frustration towards an ex-lover and his supposed new girlfriend. Drake himself expressed his appreciation for her interpretation. On August 29, 2011, "Disaster" was released to U.S. radio. The song saw her continue in a similar style to her previous hits, which was praised by critics for not "jumping on the synthpop bandwagon", but also criticized for not showing much progression after a five-year hiatus. "Disaster" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 87, but fell off the chart the next week. This gave JoJo her first charting single since "Too Little Too Late" in 2006. The single failed to impact any chart internationally. In support of the single, she opened for the Joe Jonas & Jay Sean Tour. JoJo gave her first televised performance of the song on Good Day Dallas on September 29, and later performed on a small promotional tour for "Pinktober" in order to raise money for breast cancer research during the month of October.
    In February 2011, JoJo uploaded a video to YouTube announcing that she was shooting a video for a new song, titled "The Other Chick" and that she had changed the title of the album from All I Want Is Everything to Jumping Trains, stating that she had desires to "represent something different; something fresh".
    More Details Hide Details Her actual first lead single "The Other Chick" was supposed to release digitally but the label decided to make it as a buzz single and the decision for a lead single is still in hold.
    In January 2011, JoJo was cast in an episode of CBS's Hawaii Five-0 as Courtney Russell, the daughter of a Tsunami Warning Center scientist who goes missing on the eve of a big storm hitting the Honolulu coast.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2010
    Age 19
    In late 2010, JoJo made cameo appearances in music videos for Keri Hilson and Clinton Sparks.
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    Can't Take That Away from Me was released as JoJo's first mixtape in September 2010 and spawned the single "In the Dark".
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  • 2009
    Age 18
    In late 2009, JoJo appeared on Timbaland's Shock Value II as a featuring artist on the song "Lose Control".
    More Details Hide Details She later appeared on "Timothy Where You Been" with the Australian band Jet as a background vocalist. On September 10, JoJo revealed that she would be traveling to Toronto to film a small screen adaptation of Lola Douglas' True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet and play the role of Morgan Carter, with Valerie Bertinelli and Shenae Grimes. It was broadcast on Lifetime Television on August 9, 2008, and released on DVD on March 3, 2009.
    JoJo was released from her contract in October 2009 and a deal was reached with Blackground Records to have JoJo's third album distributed by Interscope Records.
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    In August 2009, it was reported that JoJo filed a lawsuit in New York against her record label Da Family Entertainment for putting her in musical limbo.
    More Details Hide Details She reportedly sought $500,000 for her troubles and to be released from her contract.
    On June 3, 2009, JoJo stated on her official YouTube account that she was waiting for her record label to sign a distribution deal to release her album.
    More Details Hide Details In a few months time, nearly 20 of her songs were leaked through a YouTube channel.
  • 2008
    Age 17
    On August 30, 2008, JoJo posted her own version of the song "Can't Believe It", originally performed by T-Pain.
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    In an April 2008 interview, JoJo stated that she was writing and producing an upcoming album in Boston and Atlanta.
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  • 2007
    Age 16
    In late 2007, JoJo stated that she would be writing songs for her third album, to be released when she turned 18.
    More Details Hide Details She said she wanted her fans to "see growth" in her music.
    On July 20, 2007, JoJo's version of "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston leaked on the internet titled "Beautiful Girls Reply".
    More Details Hide Details It debuted at number thirty-nine on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 chart one month later.
  • 2006
    Age 15
    In November 2006, The Washington Post reported that the couple had split after one year.
    More Details Hide Details JoJo mentioned on American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest that she and Adu were still good friends. In August 2009, she confirmed that she graduated from high school and would focus very hard on her future projects. JoJo was accepted to Northeastern University but did not attend; she considered majoring in cultural anthropology. Aside from singing and acting, JoJo is also a supporter of various charitable organizations such as Boys and Girls Club of America, World Vision, She's the First, Make A Wish Foundation, and many more. Headlining As a special guest As an opening act
    In the summer of 2006, the lead single from her second album, "Too Little Too Late", was released to radio stations. "Too Little Too Late" broke the record for the biggest jump into the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, moving from number 66 to number three in one week; this record was previously held by Mariah Carey with her 2001 single "Loverboy", which went from number 60 to number two.
    More Details Hide Details The album's second official single, "How to Touch a Girl", experienced less success. It charted just outside the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 76 on the Billboard Pop 100. "Anything", was released as a third single to little success. The album sold over 550,000 copies and was certified gold by the RIAA in December 2006.
    JoJo's second album, The High Road, was released on October 17, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 108,000 units. It was produced by Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz, J. R. Rotem, Corey Williams, Soulshock & Karlin and Ryan Leslie. It received mainly positive reviews.
    Her second major film, RV, a comedy starring Robin Williams, was released on April 28, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details It opened at number one and grossed $69.7 million. JoJo had to audition for the part five times, and eventually replaced an actress who had already been cast in the role.
    In 2006 JoJo was cast opposite Emma Roberts and Sara Paxton in Aquamarine, playing Hailey.
    More Details Hide Details The film opened on March 3, 2006, opening at number five with $7.5 million.
  • 2005
    Age 14
    JoJo dated American soccer player Freddy Adu from May 2005 until September 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Both met on the MTV show Fake ID Club while she was hosting it. JoJo made an appearance in the commentary box at a New England Revolution home game when they were playing D.C. United. Freddy Adu registered an assist in that game.
    In 2005, she was offered a role as Zoe Stewart on the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana, but she turned down the role because she was not interested in doing a television show.
    More Details Hide Details She was more concerned with being a legitimate artist, and a film career was not really what she saw for herself.
    JoJo hosted and performed at the Hope Rocks Concert in 2005 to benefit City of Hope National Medical Center, and co-hosted the 2006 TV Guide Channel's countdown to the Grammy Awards.
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  • 2004
    Age 13
    Upon making her mainstream debut in 2004, critics immediately noticed that JoJo's vocal prowess and material exceeded her age.
    More Details Hide Details When she released her single "Demonstrate" in 2012, critics observed that both the singer's voice and lyrics had matured alongside her. Subsequently, JoJo's second mixtape Agápē drew attention from both critics and the singer's own family due to its mature content; Agápē features lyrical references to drinking, drug abuse and sex, which were absent from her previous "G-rated" releases. The mixtape also addresses her conflict with her record label. JoJo's early image followed popular trends related to hip hop culture at the time. The cover of JoJo's first album features the singer donning a T-shirt and cap, which Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine dismissed as "contrived and calculated". Matt Collar of AllMusic wrote, "Jojo is an assured and likeable performer who can somehow embody the yin-yang persona of a suburban cheerleader slinging hip-hop attitude." According to Jenny Eliscu of Rolling Stone, the singer "has become a role model to suburban adolescents who talk gangsta but still carpool to school in mom's Kia Sorento."The Guardian Alex Macpherson commented that "In an era of boozy Amys, gobby Lilys and flashing Britneys, a pop star as wholesome as JoJo seems almost quaint." Writing for Prefix, Norman Meyers believes that JoJo "could have been a Mean Girls extra, but she has talent" and "comes off more like a pint-size Mariah Carey or Christina Aguilera than a hip-shaking Britney clone".
    That year, she was requested by First Lady Laura Bush to perform at the 2004 Christmas in Washington special, broadcast by TNT and hosted by Dr. Phil and his wife Robin McGraw.
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    In December 2004, she was nominated for Female New Artist of the Year and Mainstream Top 40 Single of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details She is also the youngest artist to be nominated at the Billboard Music Awards. Her second single, the gold-selling "Baby It's You" – which features rapper Bow Wow – peaked at number twenty-two in the U.S. and number eight in the UK. The final single from the album, "Not That Kinda Girl", was released in 2005 and peaked at number eighty-five in Germany. In 2005, JoJo participated in "Come Together Now", a charity single to benefit the victims of the 2004 Asian Tsunami and the 2005 Hurricane Katrina.
    Her first album, the platinum-selling JoJo, was released in 2004, peaking at number four on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number ten on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling 95,000 copies in its first week and reaching the top forty of the UK Albums Chart.
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    The first single was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, which made JoJo the youngest MTV Video Music Award nominee.
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    JoJo's gold-certified debut single "Leave (Get Out)" was released in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Before the album's release, JoJo embarked on her first ever tour, the Cingular Buddy Bash with pop rock singer Fefe Dobson, hip hop duo Young Gunz, alternative metal band Zebrahead, and teen pop stars Ryan Cabrera and Busted. Like debut tours by Tiffany and Britney Spears before her, it stopped at nine malls, starting at Atlanta's Northlake Mall and ending at South Shore Plaza near her hometown of Foxborough. When the single reached number one on the Top 40 Mainstream, she became, at age thirteen, the youngest solo artist to have a number-one single in America.
    JoJo released her eponymous titled debut album in June 2004. "Leave (Get Out)", her debut single, reached number one on the Billboard Pop songs chart, which made her the youngest solo artist to have a number-one single in the United States, at thirteen years old.
    More Details Hide Details The song peaked at 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the RIAA. The album has since sold over four million copies worldwide to date. JoJo's second album, The High Road, was released in October 2006. The album's lead single, "Too Little Too Late", was released in August 2006 and reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was certified platinum by the RIAA in March 2007 and became her first platinum-selling single. The album has since sold over three million copies worldwide. She has also released two mixtapes independently, Can't Take That Away from Me in 2010 and Agápē in December 2012, as well as two EPs, LoveJo (2014) and LoveJo2 (2015) following her signing with Atlantic Records in 2014. On August 21, 2015, JoJo launched her official return with her triple single extended play III.. As of November 2013, she has sold more than 7 million albums worldwide and has sold over 2.1 million albums and 4 million digital downloads in the United States alone.
  • 2003
    Age 12
    In 2003, at age 12, JoJo signed with Blackground Records and Da Family and began working with producers for her first album.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 10
    JoJo's live demo, Joanna Levesque, recorded in 2001, features covers of soul and R&B songs, including Wilson Pickett's 1966 "Mustang Sally", Etta James's 1989 "It Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Let See You Do It)", Aretha Franklin's 1968 "Chain of Fools" and 1969 "The House That Jack Built", The Moonglows' 1956 "See Saw", Stevie Wonder's 1972 "Superstition", and The Temptations' 1975 "Shakey Ground".
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  • 1990
    Born
    Born on December 20, 1990.
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