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Mar
16
Rick Ross, Erykah Badu, & JoJo Invade Fader Fort at SXSW

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After nearly a week of back-to-back shows from everyone from Gaga to Gunplay, South by Southwest came to a close on Saturday. Festivalgoers downed beer and BBQ before flocking to The FADER FORT to check out a diverse lineup that included Travi$ Scott, SZA, JoJo, Erykah Badu, Bun B, and Rick Ross.

JoJo hit the stage early in the afternoon. The singer, who signed a new deal with Atlantic Records this year, treated the Austin crowd to her hits “Too Little, Too Late” and “Leave (Get Out)” as well as covers of Phil Collins’ “Take Me Home” and Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture” off her latest EP #LoveJo.

Following Travi$ Scott and SZA, Erykah Badu spread peace and love during her soulful set. Givenchy’s latest muse opened with “On & On” before going into “The Healer.” Backed by her band, she played the MPC while pulling from her expansive catalog.

“You come to Texas, you come with some shit, or you stay at your fu**ing house,” said the Dallas soulstress before performing a little of “Deep in the Heart of Texas.”

MMG was also in the building. Rick Ross closed out Saturday’s festivities with a nearly hour-long set, opening with “Devil Is a Lie” and serving up some of his latest material including “Blk & Wht” off the No. 1 album in the country, Mastermind.

If you were not in Austin, you can catch highlights from Saturday’s bill below.

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Feb
14
New Music: JoJo – ‘#LoveJo’ [EP]

#LoveJo

As a thank you to her fans for all their support, JoJo gifts them with free music this Valentine’s Day. The mini EP #LoveJo features four tracks including covers of Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture” and Phil Collins’ “Take Me Home,” both produced by Da Internz. She also soars with her beautiful rendition of “Glory,” inspired by opera singer Kathleen Battle.

After being released from her contract with Blackground, the 23-year-old singer is currently in the studio working on her first album in eight years for Atlantic Records.

Hear JoJo spread some lovin’ with her classic covers.

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Jan
14
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.

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Oct
10
JoJo Covers Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ in Seattle

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JoJo has covered SWV’s “Weak” and Aaliyah’s “Rock the Boat” during her West Coast tour with Leah LaBelle. During the last stop of the 6-date trek at The Crocodile in Seattle, she paid tribute to Nirvana with a cover of the hometown band’s classic “Smells Like Teen Sprit,” which they performed at the same venue in 1992.

“*smells like teen spirit* Seattle, you are excellent. You are legal. And I love you for it. See you again soon…” tweeted JoJo.

Watch her rock out in Seatown.

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Oct
4
JoJo Covers Aaliyah’s ‘Rock the Boat’

JoJo showed up and showed out during the second stop of her West Coast tour at L.A.’s Tru Hollywood on Thursday. Following a sexified set from Leah LaBelle, the 22-year-old pop powerhouse took fans on a journey through her nearly decade-long career.

During the hour-long set, she belted out her classics “Leave (Get Out)” and “Too Little Too Late” as well as fan favorites including her remix to “Marvin’s Room” and the seductive “Demonstrate.”

She commanded a cover of Sade’s “The Sweetest Taboo” and paid homage to the late Aaliyah with “Rock the Boat,” while the sold-out crowd grooved along.

The tour continues tonight in Oakland before traveling to Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle.

Sep
4
New Music: JoJo f/ Casey Veggies – ‘Anything (Remix)’

Anything (Remix)

JoJo joins forces with Casey Veggies and guitarist/singer Francesco on the remix to “Anything.” The original song, which samples Toto’s “Africa,” appeared on her 2006 album The High Road. The trio debuted the new version at The FADER and vitaminwater’s #uncapped series in New York last week. Grab the free download below.

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Aug
27
JoJo Performs with Casey Veggies at #uncapped Concert

JoJo and Casey Veggies

JoJo took over a granny-decorated apartment in the West Village as part of The FADER and vitaminwater’s #uncapped series on Monday. With her die-hard fans and artists including Kenna in the crowd, she performed covers of Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank).”

A four-piece band and two backup singers joined her onstage as she belted out her hits including “Leave (Get Out).”

She also treated the crowd to a remix of her 2007 single “Anything” with some help from guitarist/singer Francesco and Casey Veggies, who spit a verse. The song will be available for free download next week.

Watch the unexpected pairing below.

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