(New York, New York, April 2, 2004)
Blackground/Universal recording artist, JoJo, takes hold of the #9 position on this weeks Billboard’s Singles Sales Chart with her first single from her Universal debut “Leave (Get Out)”. “Leave” is an energetic, head-bobbing track produced by Soulshock and Karlin (Whitney Houston, Craig David) which is sure to be the girl-power, independent anthem of the summer.
JoJo is no stranger to the music business. Her life begin to change after she came across a small newspaper clipping that advertised an audition for CBS-TV’s Kids Say the Darndest Things On The Road In Boston. Her soul and passion left the producers speechless and she was immediately given a spot to perform. Once JoJo hit the stage, Bill Cosby, the show’s host, asked her to sing a little something for the people-packed Faneuil Hall. JoJo belted out a show-stopping rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” which earned her an overwhelming response from the audience. (As well as from Bill Cosby, himself.) A phone call from The Oprah Winfrey show followed soon after.
JoJo spent the next four months recording tracks for her self-titled debut in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, working closely with famed producers such Vincent Herbert (Destiny’s Child, Toni Braxton), Mike City (Brandy), Brian Morgan (SWV), The Underdogs (Tyrese, Ruben Studdard), and writer Static (Aaliyah, Ginuwine).
JoJo recently wrapped up a nationwide radio tour and will be back on the road this summer. Her video can be seen on MTV hits and she was recently a featured “Pre-RL” on MTV’s hit show TRL. Moreover, JoJo’s First View on AOL’s KOL put her at #5 in AOL’s Top 11 most searched artists .
With a hit single and a breakout debut and stellar vocals, JoJo is one singer who won’t be left behind. JoJo’s self-titled album will hit stores June 15.