You might remember her from the golden year of 2004. She sang the soundtrack to your middle school break up, “Leave (Get Out)”. After nearly a decade since her last full-length album, The High Road, it seems like JoJo is finally preparing to release new music.
In preparation for her (rumored) new album, we decided to take a trip down memory lane–here’s what JoJo’s been up to since 2004.
Leave (Get Out)
“Leave” was the first single she released. It went on to go all the way to number one, making her the youngest artist (she was 13 at the time) to have a number one single in the U.S.
Too Little, Too Late
Running with the momentum from her self-titled, debut album that included singles”Leave (Get Out)” and “Baby It’s You”, she dropped another breakup track in 2006. “Too Little Too Late” was the lead single off The High Road. All these years later, we’re convinced that no lyric has better described boys than “you don’t like me, you just like the chase”.
Covering Drake’s “Marvin’s Room” + “Demonstrate”
In September of 2011, JoJo recorded her own rendition of Drizzy’s “Marvin Room”; she changed the lyrics to a woman’s perspective. Drake heard it, praised her for it and told Paper mag that he was impressed with her “potent new lyrics.” Drake went on to produce “Demonstrate”, which was supposed to be the lead single on her third album.
The release of her third album was continually delayed for years as a result of issues with her record label. While JoJo wanted to release music, problems with her label hindered her from doing so. After seven years of back and forth, she was finally freed and signed with Atlantic Records in Decemeber of 2012.
Finally, in 2014, she released a free mixtape titled #LoveJo as a Valentine’s gift to all her fans. The legendary Phil Collins penned “Take Me Home”.
Earlier this week, JoJo launched a new website, unveiled a new logo and has reportedly been performing new music around L.A.–all hinting at the release of new music.
While the three-year gap between Frank Ocean’s follow up to Channel Orange may seem frustrating, consider the fact that #TeamJoJo has not had a full-length album in nine years. We can’t wait!
— JoJo (@iamjojo) August 5, 2015