Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque, professionally known as JoJo, is an American R&B singer–songwriter, and actress. After competing on the television show, America’s Most Talented Kids, record producer Vincent Herbert took notice who asked her to audition for Blackground Records.
She rose to fame after releasing her self-titled debut album, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, with sales of 95,000 copies, selling over 3 million copies worldwide. The first single off of the album, "Leave (Get Out)", was released in February 2004. It climbed to #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified gold by the RIAA. The single also rose 5 weeks to #1 on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream, making her the youngest solo artist to have a number-one single in the United States.
She also has a film career. She made her first television appearance by The Bernie Mac Show. In 2006 She starred in two Hollywood films, Aquamarine, her first film debut and RV. JoJo’s second album, The High Road, was released on October 17, 2006, and debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 108,000 copies, selling over 2 million copies worldwide. The first single of the album, "Too Little Too Late", was released in August 2006 and reached number three on Billboard Hot 100. The single was certified with platinum by the RIAA. In late 2009, JoJo appeared in Timbaland’s Shock Value II in a song called "Lose Control" and it’s her first official song on an album after two years. In an interview in November she said that she’s so excited to be on his record. She appeared in another song called "Timothy Where You Been" with the Australian band Jet as a background vocalist.
She has hosted the Ultimate Prom and appeared in the movie True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet which earned her a nomination at the Poptastic Awards . In an Interview with Rap-Up, JoJo said about the album: "I wanted to do something that people would be like, ‘Wow, this girl has come a long way and she’s really taking the reins, I wanted people to get a sense of who I am" and that Timbaland, Jim Beanz, The Messengers, Kenna, Chad Hugo & Pharell Williams work on her new record and in 2010 she’s ready to come back and put the finishing touches on the album in January.
- Birth name : Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque
- Also known as : Joanna Levesque
- Born : December 20, 1990
- Birth place : Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
- Origin : Boston, Massachusetts, United States
- Genres : R&B, Pop
- Occupations : Singer–songwriter, actress, dancer, college student
- Years active : 1998–present
- Labels : Blackground, Interscope
- Website : www.jojoonline.com
- 2004: JoJo
- 2006: The High Road
- 2010: All I Want Is Everything