Last night, JoJo performed at VH1′s Save The Music Foundation’s 2014 Family Day in New York. At the event she performed Never Say Goodbye from her debut album and covered Pharrell’s #1 hit Happy. Check out both clips below:
Check out JoJo‘s backstage photoshoot by Roger Kisby at SXSW yesterday.
» 2014 Photoshoots: Roger Kisby Photoshoot at SXSW
Caught Up in the Rapture
I’ve uploaded photos of JoJo with fans and on stage at the Fader Fort section of SXSW yesterday. Enjoy!
» 2014 Appearances: SXSW – Day 9
— VH1 Save The Music (@VH1SaveTheMusic) March 12, 2014
» 2013 Photoshoots: Motion Family
Check out a photo of JoJo with incredibly talented songwriter Diane Warren. Hopefully something amazing comes from their session!
#ParentalAdvisory :€ @translucentbrownsugar & the great Diane Warren #ADianeWarrenClassic
— Hamilton College CAB (@HamCollCAB) February 28, 2014
A secret feature on a surprise new album may have been just the kick the pop star needed to get her foot back in the door.
Subtlety in the form of an Easter egg is an excitement in itself. Particularly in music, it takes a finely attuned ear to pick up on a sample, buried in a layer cake of sound, or the individual texture of a singer’s voice, slyly buried in the mix as an instrument. (Often, it’s a name included in the liner notes, rarely scoured in the digital age). It’s something that gives the listener a kick, albeit small, to take note of that musical wink, a sly nod from artist-to-audience that clues them in on the machinations of a track. It’s knowing that Bruno Mars wrote Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You,” that Kimbra is wailing in the background on John Legend’s “Made to Love,” that Jill Scott has a credit on Kanye West’s “I’m in It.”
And it’s why JoJo’s secret feature on Pharrell’s upcoming sophomore solo album G I R L (Columbia) is its greatest thrill. On the strength of his bizarrely unexpected smash “Happy,” the Motown-singed crux of a children’s film soundtrack, the Neptunes producer soft-pulled a Beyoncé and announced the LP on February 19, merely 12 days ahead of its March 3 release. The tracklist leaked a few days later, pocked with a few high-wattage features including Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus. (Read More…)