The wonderful and talented Ms. JoJo returns to the Young Hollywood Studio to perform a live acoustic version of her track “Thinking Out Loud”, off her mixtape ‘Agape’! Then she joins us on the couch to tell us more about the EP, her movie ‘G.B.F.’, show off a hidden talent, and reveals some things she has “agape” for in the areas of fellow musical artists, clothing, and gadgets! Hosted by Nikki Novak (@nikkinovak)..
On the wave of success from her hit mixtape Agape, JoJo solidified her return to the musical realm. Taking time out from live performances and shooting visuals for her latest project, everyone’s favorite down-to-earth-singer Jojo sat down with Vixen to discuss her expression through style.
“It represents another way for me to express myself.” the “Andre” singer tells our host Mia. “Just like music or painting or any other type of art, personal style can be the same.”
Check out the video above to hear what else JoJo has up her musical sleeve and how she feels when she connects with fans.
In G.B.F., the three most popular girls in school are after the hottest trend of the year — a Gay Best Friend. Brent Van Camp, played by Paul Iacono, has plans to finally come out as gay and skyrocket to rockstar status as a G.B.F. (Check out my Fanhattan interview with Paul too!) Brent’s best friend Tanner, played by Michael J. Willett, is accidentally outed to the school instead. Now instead of staying under the radar for the rest of senior year, Tanner is being pursued by queen bee Fawcett (Sasha Pieterse), musical diva Caprice (Xosha Roquemore), and goody-two shoes ‘Shley (Andrea Bowen) who believe that whoever he is best friends with will be a shoe in for prom queen. Of course, there’s also Soledad (Joanna “JoJo” Levesque) who hopes Tanner will be the first actually gay member of their school’s Gay-Straight Alliance. I had the chance to speak with actress and recording artist JoJo about her role in G.B.F., her mixtape Agápē, and her philosophy on making music. (Read More…)
From 1972 to 2004, the most famous musician from New England known to the wider world as “JoJo” was Jonathan Richman, the pre-punk songwriter who led the Modern Lovers on songs like “Roadrunner,” lately the subject of a campaign to make it the official rock song of Massachusetts. (Read More…)
JoJo released her second mixtape, Agápē, back in December, and the 22-year-old Boston native has been working ever since. After moving to L.A. from Boston, she found her own sound and started having some fun with her music—and thus, Agápē, was born.
Most of the popstars who hit it big at a young age, tend to arrive with a squeaky-clean image and sing about candy and hanging with friends. And then there’s JoJo. At the age of 13, Joanna “JoJo” Levesque released her debut album and quickly became the youngest solo artist to have a number-one song in the U.S, thanks to the single “Leave,” in which the the pre-pubescent girl sings lyrics like, “You said that you would treat me right but you were just a waste of time.”
Nine years later, though we still know all the words to “Leave” and “Too Little Too Late,” we haven’t heard much about the Massachusetts-native for some time–until now. With the recent release of her new mixtape, Agape, the singer’s ready to step into the limelight again–only this time, as a mature 22-year-old. She stopped by the office to chat with us about her new dog, embarrassing 13-year-old moments, and her first kiss.
Nine years ago, Joanna “JoJo” Levesque was a teen pop star scoring radio play with G-rated breakup anthems like “Leave (Get Out)” and “Too Little, Too Late.” With her recently released “Agápē” mixtape, the 22-year-old singer-songwriter enters unfamiliar lyrical territory: over sultry R&B production, JoJo is unafraid to user he maturing vocals to talk about drinking, sex and complex relationship issues. “Everything is better with a blunt in your mouth,” she explains in a seductive rasp on the aching “Take the Canyon.”
The story of JoJo, briefly: A musical career that started in her early teens, with a trio of Top 40 hits before she turned 16. Then a years-long (and still ongoing) battle through record-development hell, her third album shuffling concepts, producers and release dates too many times to count. Finally, a creative rebirth through a series of self-released passion projects, culminating in the recent mixtape Agápē, timed to the R&B singer’s 22nd birthday.
A little more than a year ago, JoJo released a cover of sorts of Drake’s “Marvin’s Room,” which included the fairly crass lyric, When you’re in her I know I’m in your head. For a woman who may be best known for her teenage singing career, this was a departure. She’s since continued departing, recording a single, “Demonstrate,” with Noah “40″ Shebib and releasing a mixtape, Agapé. She’s in a bit of label purgatory right now, but she’s determined to tour and release music regularly. She stopped by our office to talk about her last year, plans for the future and how she has such a nice voice.