JoJo

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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Aug
23
New Music: Dawn Richard f/ JoJo – ‘Valkyrie (Art of War Remix)’

JoJo and Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard dropped her two Blackheart singles “Judith” and “Valkyrie” earlier this week, and now she surprises her Hearts with the remix to “Valkyrie.” The R&B powerhouse joins forces with Rap-Up favorite JoJo on the Noisecastle III-produced record, which also features vocals from Deonte.

“This record is special in many ways,” said Dawn. “I wanted to do a collab with a female to show the essence of the record. A sort of female anthem. There is a cockiness in the record. It was only right to ask JoJo just because we are kindred spirits. I wanted her to feature on a record people wouldn’t expect her to do. I didn’t want the typical. The result is a masterpiece.”

Listen to the ladies unexpected collabo below.

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Jul
31
JoJo Sues Blackground Records for Release

JoJo

JoJo wants out. After being stuck in limbo for seven years, the singer is suing Blackground Records for her release.

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Jun
13
Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, & Tyler, the Creator Celebrate New Myspace

Pharrell

Myspace gathered some of its famous friends and celebrated its relaunch with a star-studded party at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Looking sharp in a black-and-blue tuxedo, Pharrell entertained the crowd of celebrities and techies with his hits and new material including “Happy.” He brought out Robin Thicke to perform their No. 1 hit “Blurred Lines” as Leah LaBelle and Miley Cyrus danced onstage.

“Big bro killed it tonight @Pharrell,” tweeted Miley, who worked with Pharrell on her upcoming album.

Tyler, the Creator also joined his idol onstage, tweeting about the moment. “WOW TODAY WAS SO AWESOME OMG,” he said.

Myspace co-owner Justin Timberlake grabbed a front row seat to watch the festivities, showing love to his peers. “Shout out to @robinthicke for playing tonight!” he said, adding, “@fucktyler I LOVE this kid.”

Other stars in attendance included JoJo, Melody Thornton, and Asher Roth.

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May
7
JoJo Performs ‘Like That’ and ‘Demonstrate’ for Rap-Up Sessions

JoJo and JinJoo

If you were left wanting more from JoJo’s Rap-Up Sessions, then you’re in luck. In addition to performing her Agápē mixtape single “Andre” and a mashup of Drake songs, the 22-year-old singer delivered something old and something new during the second half of her acoustic set.

Accompanied by guitarist JinJoo, she gave us chills with her sultry take on her Noah “40” Shebib-produced single “Demonstrate.” She also served up a rare treat for her longtime fans, performing “Like That,” the Ryan Leslie-produced cut off her 2006 sophomore album The High Road.

Watch JoJo go unplugged live from our Hollywood studio.

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May
1
JoJo Performs ‘Andre’ and Drake Mashup for Rap-Up Sessions

JoJo

JoJo brought her powerful pipes to the Sunset Strip to perform an acoustic set exclusively for Rap-Up Sessions. Joined by JinJoo the Guitar Girl, the 22-year-old singer heat up our Hollywood studio with “Andre” off her mixtape Agápē (as her dog Agápē looked on).

As the sun set over the hills, she sizzled with a mashup of Drake hits including “Houstatlantavegas” and her own remix to “Marvin’s Room,” which has become a viral sensation.

Watch both performances below and check back for more from JoJo’s Sessions.

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Mar
23
Rap-Up TV: JoJo ‘Bugs Out’ After Getting Text From Andre 3000

JoJo professes her love for a guy like Andre 3000 on her single “Andre.” The video received an overwhelmingly positive response from her fans and even a text from the man himself.

Their mutual friend Flying Lotus sent the OutKast rapper the video after it premiered. We caught up with JoJo at the “Love Is Heroic” benefit in Hollywood, where she was still reveling in the moment.

“I got a text from friggin’ André 3000. I couldn’t believe it,” she told Rap-Up TV. “Flying Lotus sent him the video and he was like, ‘This was one of the coolest compliments I’ve ever got.’ I can’t believe it! I definitely bugged out, almost peed in my pants.”

The text from the elusive star caught her completely off guard. “I didn’t expect him to hear it or see it,” said JoJo. “He is the exact type of man that I’m singing about in the song, someone who does his own thing and is unapologetically who they are.”

Watch her reaction and find out what she said to him in response.