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!
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Check out a photo of JoJo with incredibly talented songwriter Diane Warren. Hopefully something amazing comes from their session!
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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.