JoJo

Aug
14
Rap-Up TV: JoJo Brings Fantasy to Life in ‘Demonstrate’ Video

JoJo escaped into her “personal twisted fantasy” while shooting the sensual video for “Demonstrate,” the Noah “40” Shebib-produced single off her upcoming album. Rap-Up TV was on set as the 21-year-old songstress filmed scenes at a mansion in Beverly Hills for what she calls her sexiest video yet, directed by Jason Beattie (Miguel’s “Adorn”).

“I just wanted to have this video be sexy and powerful, but not be so overt as it could have gone with the lyrics,” explained JoJo, who shared an intimate scene with her hunky male co-star. “As a human being, it just feels awkward because normally it takes you months to get up to that point where you’d be so intimate with someone, but it was fun, it was kind of liberating. It feels like a naughty thing to do.”

JoJo has decided to go in a different direction with her music and has scrapped her Jumping Trains album and returned to the studio to record the project under a new title. “I’m feeling more feminine. I’m just feeling good, so I want to represent that,” she said.

She plans to do more work with 40. “He was on my wish list of people to work with,” said JoJo, who caught the attention of the Canadian producer with her popular remix to Drake’s “Marvin’s Room.”

In addition to 40, she has been in the lab with Da Internz, Beau Dozier, Kadis & Sean, and Steve Franks, but don’t hold her to a release date. “I’m just tired of saying we’re wrapping it up for the last five years,” she joked.

Jul
23
JoJo Sparkles at Teen Choice Awards

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JoJo was looking sexy for summer at the Teen Choice Awards 2012 in Universal City on Sunday. Fresh off the buzz of her Noah “40” Shebib-produced single “Demonstrate,” the 21-year-old singer showed off her legs in a sparkly skirt, white tank top, and Christian Louboutin heels while walking the magenta carpet. She changed into a colorful body-hugging dress for the Staples for Students after-party. Check out her fashion game.

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Jul
17
New Music: JoJo – ‘Demonstrate’ [Produced by Noah '40' Shebib]

Demonstrate

Just when you least expected it, JoJo surprises us and debuts her brand new single “Demonstrate.” After racking up over 45 million views with her viral cover of Drake’s “Marvin’s Room,” the 21-year-old songstress teams with the song’s producer Noah “40” Shebib on the grown and sexy jam. Listen below and download the song when it hits iTunes on August 28.

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May
30
New Music: JON MCXRO f/ JoJo – ‘Don’t Say Nothin”

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While we wait for more music from JoJo, the pop starlet teases us with her sexy collaboration with JON MCXRO, a group made up of production trio The Stereotypes (Far East Movement, Justin Bieber). The track, along with collaborations with Miguel and Bun B, appears on their new album The Fifth of Never (Gold Cup Edition).

JoJo’s oft-delayed album Jumping Trains is still awaiting a release date. “Curious 2know the status of my album? tweet BlackgroundMG,” she wrote. “They control the $ & album date. In the meantime, I’m gonna keep working LoveUAll.”

She received a major co-sign from Nicki Minaj, who shouted her out on Twitter. “Yo jojo on sum real g shit ‘the high road’ is one of the best rnb albums of all time. Why aren’t u making music??? I need another one my G,” tweeted the “Starships” rapper.

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May
2
JoJo Performs ‘Like a Virgin’ at Charity Event

JoJo explored some new territory by performing a cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” at LACMA for the Harvard-Westlake Charity event in L.A. last month. Backed by a live band including songwriters Josh Alexander and Rick Nowels, the 21-year-old songbird put her soulful spin on the ’80s pop hit, which topped the charts six years before she was born.

What do you think of JoJo’s cover? Sound off below.

Feb
28
New Music: JoJo – ‘Sexy to Me’

Sexy to Me

JoJo gets her swagger back on the Danja-produced “Sexy to Me,” featured in her Clearasil PerfectaWash TV campaign. “I don’t need nobody ’cause I’m sexy to me,” sings the pint-sized powerhouse on the confident club-ready cut, which is not an official single off her upcoming album Jumping Trains.

“It’s just a sassy record that’s empowering and there’s this confidence to it,” JoJo told Rap-Up TV.

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Feb
6
JoJo Stays Fresh in Clearasil PerfectaWash Commercial [Video]

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JoJo is so fresh and clean in her commercial for Clearasil PerfectaWash. As the skincare company’s new spokeswoman, the 21-year-old singer shows how just the right amount of product is key to visibly clearer skin. The TV spot features her Danja-produced song “Sexy to Me” off her upcoming album Jumping Trains.

“I was excited that Clearasil is allowing me to be myself and to really put my personality into this campaign,” JoJo told Rap-Up TV on set of the shoot last year. “They’re really kinda stepping out on a limb and doing something that I think is pretty cool.”

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