JoJo Released from Blackground, Signs with Atlantic Records

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JoJo is free at last. After a multi-year battle, the singer has been released from her contract with Blackground Records.

The Los Angeles Times reports that she has signed a new deal with Atlantic Records, home to artists including Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe, Wiz Khalifa, and K. Michelle.

Her fans campaigned for her freedom from Blackground on Twitter, and last July, JoJo filed a lawsuit demanding to be released from the label and its imprint, Da Family Records.

The 23-year-old is currently working on her third album for Atlantic, and previously released two albums including her 2004 self-titled debut and her 2006 sophomore effort The High Road.

To hold fans over, she delivered two mixtapes—2010′s Can’t Take That Away From Me and 2012′s Agápē.

In addition to music, JoJo stars in the high school comedy G.B.F., which hits theaters Friday.

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36 Comments

  1. Malika

    Finally. JoJo deserves this. 7 long years. She is worth the wait & I can not WAIT to see what she is going to bring us. Much love to you JoJo!

    Please release the DEMONSTRATE video now!!!

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  2. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter)

    Thank you Jesus!!!! I’m so glad she’s finally free. Been years with her fighting them and it’s finally over.

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  3. Blondie

    I’m proud of her . I really love The High Road . Can’t wait to see what she has in store . The bitch can SAAAAANNNNGGG .

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  4. Rob

    Y’all better start to stan. She’s one of the most talented female artists. Great news!

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  5. Got Damn

    MA BITCH!!!

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  6. African King

    FINALLY!!!!!

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  7. 2bad2bme

    I been listening to “Too Little Too Late” for a reason yaaasss!

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  8. Unk

    Finally, blackground was holding her sexy, talented, self back

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  9. Nick

    It’s about time! Good for her.

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  10. True Story

    Wack ass Blackground records. There done anyway whos gonna want to sign with them now lmao.

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  11. J Fresh

    WHEW!!!! So excited about this.

    Wishing her the all the very best with this new venture – may she get to release all that she’s been diligently working on.

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  12. LUCXFER

    I’m so happy for her! She’s finally FREE. This comeback is gonna be EPIC.

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  13. Clyde

    FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!! this girl deserves everything!! so proud and happy and i cannot wait to buy my copy of your new album!

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  14. Sebastian

    “Free at last?” Wow. People act like this girl was TRULY OPPRESSED like slaves.

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  15. Gaz

    Finally! I’m so happy for her. I would love to also see the “Demonstrate Video” and hear what else she’s been cooking with 40 in the studio

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  16. ronnie

    finally! For Years I’ve told everyone!!! All she needed to do is get away from where ever she is signed to and sign with people who are going to take care of HER AND HER VOICE YOU GUYS HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING YET! JOJO all I have to say is killit!

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  17. NICKI MINAJ

    Girl a talent like that should be signed to Columbia not Atlantic. Atlantic is full of flops. Bruno Mars is the only act winning. Heard that tumblr girl Justine Skye is on there too.

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    NickiMinajsGhostwriter Reply:

    @NICKI MINAJ, I would hardly call Lupe Fiasco, T.I., BoB. Wiz Khalifa, Flo Rida, Jason Mraz and maybe a couple others flops as they’ve all collectively had multi platinum hits over the past 15 or so yrs. I’m glad she’s at Atlantic and not a place like Epic Records now that place is a flop house.

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  18. ac3

    yes sir!

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  19. Ready 4 Da Yolas

    why couldn’t the Blackground record company agree with the Atlantic Record co? they did it a longtime with the Late R&B singer Aaliyah Haughton. Good for Jojo Can’t wait to hear good music from her

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  20. Creemel

    Yeaassss my baby is back gonna kill the charts again love her always will now move out the way Jojo is back and in efect

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  21. Major Sushi

    FREE AT LAST!! AHH! Please, please, please, please, please, PLEASE, give me a song already! Omg… Please, please, please, please, PLEASE, collab with Bruno Mars, already! Ha! I bet you teens will be like, “Jojo”? Ahh! Cannot fucking WAIT!

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  22. INCAS

    Big news, good for her! 7 years is a looooong time.

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  23. Superwoman

    One of THE best voices of her generation!
    Bring it on!

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  24. Vitor

    Uau!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Vitor

    Shes incredible!

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  26. Vitor

    Now anything cant stop you!!!

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  27. Vitor

    When JoJo demonstrate to us new musics?

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  28. jordan y.

    Hell yes! Been a fan for years now! Hope se releases a tribute to aaliyah on her next album, or does a song with k. Michelle!!

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  29. TrinaFan

    Finally!!!

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  30. Jaidaboo

    So glad jojo’s back yay cant wait

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  31. EdgarC

    Best music news I’ve heard in years!

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  32. Gregory

    Wow! Everybody loves Her. Time to support!

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  33. Tyanna

    FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #FinallyFree

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  34. Isaque

    uhuuuuuuuuuuuull… Jojo ta de volta … graças a Deus… pelo menos uma com qualidade musical… I love you Jojo

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