Hello and welcome back to another Flashback Friday! For today, I thought it would be fun to take it back to the year 2004 when a young JoJo was debuting with her hit single “Leave (Get Out).”
Starting from the beginning, JoJo got her star in the music industry at the tender age of 6 when a record company offered to sign her. Her mom, believing that she was too young for a career at the time, rejected it. She later appeared on many TV shows showcasing her vocal talents and eventually competed on America’s Most Talented Kids where she lost to 2004 American Idol runner-up Diana DeGarmo. She was soon found by Vincent Herbert (y’all know Tamar Braxton’s Vince) who had her audition for Blackground Records where she was later signed.
It was there that she recorded her first album “JoJo” which went platinum. From then on, JoJo continued to make music releasing hit singles such as “A Little Too Late” and “Beautiful Girls.” In 2009, after a being in limbo with her label about releasing her music, JoJo was released from her contract with Blackground Records and was able to release her music through Interscope Records. After that time, she continued to release music and act in TV shows and movies like Hawaii Five-0 and G.B.F.
In 2013, JoJo sued Blackground for “irreparable damages to her professional career.” The two parties eventually settled out of court and she was released from her multi-year contract. In 2014, she signed with Atlantic Records. Since then, JoJo released three singles simultaneously as a preview to her album.
JoJo and been through many ups and down in her career, but has remained loyal to her craft and fans wanting to not keep them waiting. She has grown as not only a musician, but as a young woman as well.
What was your favorite JoJo song? Comment below!
All pics from google and information from wikipedia