Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque (born December 20, 1990)Wikipedia
Acclaimed singer-songwriter JoJo joins Atlantic Records much celebrated roster. The singer makes her long awaited Atlantic debut with three new singles. The three distinct singles titled "III." are: Say Love, Save My Soul, and When Love Hurts; all of which will appear on her highly anticipated third album.
The not yet titled new album has already made a major impact, months before its official announcement. Both Buzzfeed and Fuse ranked it among their Most Anticipated Albums of 2015 lists, with Buzzfeed noting the release could make JoJo this years comeback kid. The singles include an impressive roster of producers: the gorgeous power-ballad Say Love was produced by Harmony H-Money Samuels; The Family helmed the heartfelt track Save My Soul, and Jason Evigan and Benny Blanco took the lead on the infectious club-banger When Love Hurts.
Hailed by TIME Magazine as an innovative songbird to beat, JoJo is a chart-topping, award-winning multimedia superstar, a remarkably gifted singer, songwriter, and actress whose incredible journey began almost as soon as the New England native could sing. Local childrens competitions soon became high profile national TV appearances and live tours, resulting in the talented 12 year old signing a major label deal in 2003.
Released when JoJo was just 13, 2004s debut single, Leave (Get Out), reached the pinnacle on Billboards Pop Songs chart, making her the youngest-ever solo artist to have a #1 single in the United States. A true international smash, Leave (Get Out) earned RIAA gold certification as well as gold and platinum certification around the world. Whats more, the singles companion video dominated MTV, VH1, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and The N, spending 50 days on MTVs Total Request Live (including two atop the TRL countdown) while also leading to JoJo receiving a Best New Artist nomination from the MTV Video Music Awards again making history as the youngest solo artist to be so honored.
2004s RIAA platinum certified JOJO was a global phenomenon, with total worldwide sales now in excess of 3 million. THE HIGH ROAD followed in 2006 and proved an equivalent sensation, scoring worldwide sales of 3 million on the power of singles like the record-breaking top 3 hit, Too Little Too Late. After several years of legal dispute and a lawsuit filed against her former label, JoJo was finally released from her original recording contract.
As if all that werent enough, JoJo embarked on an acting career that included box office smashes like 2006s Aquamarine and RV, the latter of which opened at #1 in its first week in theatres, as well as hugely rated TV movies (including Lifetime Televisions True Confessions of A Hollywood Starlet) and guest spots on series like CBS Hawaii Five-0.
JoJo celebrated her 22nd birthday in December 2012 with the digital release of her next mixtape, AGÁPE, followed the next year with a North American headline tour. In 2014, the singer released the critically acclaimed #LOVEJO EP which features stellar cover versions of songs by such Atlantic Records veterans as Anita Baker and Phil Collins. Whats more, JoJo stole the show at 2014s South By Southwest (SXSW), her performance at the Fader Fort earning rave reviews from Rolling Stone, which declared the set to be among the 48 Best Things We Saw At SXSW.
Source: Atlantic Records 2015.