Video: JoJo Covers Jill Scott’s ‘Whenever You’re Around’

JoJo showed off her powerful pipes on YouTube, covering one of her favorite artists Jill Scott. The 20-year-old songbird wowed with an acapella rendition of the neo-soul singer’s “Whenever You’re Around” performed in her kitchen.

“It’s a dream of mine to work with Ms. Scott. She is a Queen to me,” tweeted JoJo, who last week announced that Jumping Trains would be the new title of her long-awaited third album.

As for Jill, she recently signed a distribution deal with Warner Bros. Records and will release her fourth studio album The Light of the Sun later this year.

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35 Comments

  1. Bianca

    omg! JoJo is nasty! (in the best way) ! I’m excited for Jumping Trains!

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  2. Davis

    I don’t know any pop girls that can sing like this. They should all be very scared! JoJo about to rock all of them to sleep as soon as she drops her album. They’re not gonna know what hit them. Be scared…be very very scared. She is coming for you!

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  3. alania

    Gurl u betta sing!!!

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  4. Brendan

    JoJo, you have once again amazed us. CAN’T WAIT TIL’ THE ALBUM. I’M GONNA BE WAITING IN LINE FOR MIDNIGHT PREMIERE. #JumpingTrains

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  5. Rashaan

    Speechless! Great job JoJo! Wow!

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  6. Fanny

    luv it! WOOOW

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  7. pauli

    Excellent :) JOJO allways its amazing :)

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  8. pretty

    When are we getting music? thats the voice rihanna wish she had

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  9. Dave

    Slay JoJo! She sounds kinda like Dawn a bit

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  10. Lovechild

    Great as always keep up the good work.Jumping Trains is going to go down in history as the best vocalist(JoJo of course) and best comeback eva.Epic!!

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  11. Josh

    Oh my god! MY FAWKING WIG!!!! She’s phenomenal!

    She’s gonna slay all the laaser gurls in the gamee!!

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  12. incognegro

    JoJo has sooooo much depth and versatility to her voice, talents, and interests that I think that she is often pigeon-holed as being a white-pop artist, when the girl is clearly more than that. Being a pop artist has its financial benefits, but I would love to hear more music like this from JoJo as she can actually perform these songs extremely well. JoJo can sing her ass off (did you hear her play with her falsetto, lower-notes…the octave changes, and riffs…JoJo is a beast). It would be amazing if Jill Scott writes a song for her, because I think that it would be a beautiful song!!! All in All, Team JoJo :-)

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  13. oso_jo_o

    Love her!
    please support her! :(
    lol, I’m dead serious, she’s so talente!

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  14. oso_jo_o

    *talented

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  15. frm Tokyo

    WOW!!!!

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  16. Blaze

    YYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!! Simply AMAZING! Can’t wait til Jumping Trains come out. Teach these pop girls how to do it.

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  17. fi

    Jojo is one of the smallest with one of the biggest voices around!
    Underrated and underexposed and always recording songs that are not big enough for her:
    change ur team gurl
    sell less
    but do what you like
    when you look at the charts , you have no reason to want to be compared with other girls in the top 10 of the US charts…all of them overmarketed barbie dolls…u so much mre than that!

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  18. Sharp Tongue

    Now this is called “talent” you so call wanna be singers lol JoJo can blow point blank.

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  19. Yin-and-yang

    amazing :)

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  20. MelyB

    What a talented young woman! Her recent mixtape CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME was great so I can’t wait until her album drops.

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  21. Meme

    Yess, I love it JoJo… you just killed it!!

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  22. Kiki

    Yes Yes that was hot them deep type notes she pulled off excellently.

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  23. -

    JoJo be blowing her ass off. People be sleeping on her. Her range and Runs is crazy.

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  24. Neickha

    Ugh.. Im gonna need Jo Jo to hurry up with this album lol. She’s amazing.

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  25. D.G.T

    Jojo been singing like that, y’all was sleepin on her. I hope she makes it big, real singers in the industry don’t get the recognition they should.

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  26. drayistheway

    The Light of the Sun? I’m just pumped for #JumpingTrains ! JoJo is my all-time favorite, and from this video, who wouldn’t love her?

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  27. -

    I can’t believe you people been sleeping on JoJo like this. She been blowing her ass off, even at the age of 13. JoJo’s Runs, Rifts, Lower register and control is everything. People think she is just a Pop singer, but she been singing Neo-Soul R&B all her life. Nobody messing with her vocals.

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  28. Jay

    Good Lord that girl can SANG!!! She just sang the crap outta that song! Her voice has grown a lot. I can’t believe how heavy her voice is…I can tell she can even push farther than that. JoJo is the truth straight up!

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  29. JoJoLove

    She is great, great, great! BUT she really sounds like she has a bad cold here and shouldn’t be singing; to give her voice some rest

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    @JoJoLove, She said she was sick but she still sung her ass off. Who can sing that good while being sick? No one but JoJo.

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  30. Hugo

    she really is great, and one of the best voices of the momment

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  31. Junko

    I love me some JoJo. This girl is the truth! Chills when I heard this.

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  32. Rob

    AMAZING. why can’t TALENTED artists like her be on the radio?

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  33. kim rocks

    She killed that shit. Jojo is soooooooooooooo underrated.

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  34. -

    Why is JoJo so Underrated? This gurl be killin with them Vocals.

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