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…)
After 10 years of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, there’s a lot to be “happy” about … so what better way to celebrate than a little dance-along to Pharrell‘s infectious feel-good hit.
In addition to Ryan, Ellen, The Backroom (Tanya, Patty, Nelson, and Danielle), Executive Producer Claudine Cazian, and Manny on the Streets, some of our favorite stars including Jason Derulo, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Dancing With the Stars‘ Mark Ballas, Bachelor Juan Pablo, Emblem3, JoJo, Becky G., and Leah LaBelle put on their dancing shoes for our special commemorative video.
And be sure to watch until the very end … when a very special guest (wearing an infamous and oversized hat, hint hint) makes a cameo appearance!
Filmed over a two-month span in locations from New York City to Los Angeles, the video is a hat-tip to everyone who has made On Air with Ryan Seacrest the great success it’s been for the past decade.
And here’s to many, many more years!
JoJo is set to be featured on Pharrell’s new album ‘GIRL,’ out March 3rd. Her vocals are on track 8, Lost Quen.
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JoJo was on ‘The Today Show’ on Jordin Sparks’ segment “Love Your Selfie.” Check out the video footage below, with JoJo appearing at the 1:50 mark: (Read More…)
As SXSW quickly approaches, we’re now in that window of time in which the music lineup will likely be growing daily.
Wrapping this week’s new additions are JoJo, Ab-Soul and Warpaint, all three of whom showed up on the festival’s roster as of Friday morning.
For JoJo, it is particularly interesting, as the 23-year-old singer only last month signed with Atlantic Records after a multi-year battle with former label Blackground Music. Her last album was 2006’s The High Road. And given Atlantic’s place under the Warner Music umbrella, it’s extremely likely we’ll see JoJo at the annual Warner Sound Showcase, which typically spotlights artists with Warner connections. JoJo will be performing on Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin, TX on March 15th between 12:30AM – 1:30AM!
JoJo is set to be featured on the highly anticipated Pharrell album ‘GIRL,’ out March 3rd. Her vocals can be heard on track 8, Lost Queen (Freq is actually the song she is featured on. It is hidden after Lost Queen). Read below to view the track and for more information about her feature: (Read More…)