Joanna Noelle Blagden Levesque, publicly known as JoJo was born on 20th December, 1990 in Brattleboro, Vermont. JoJo is an American actress and R&B singer-songwriter who grew to get popularity in 2004 with her self-titled debut album, and it has arrived at number 4 on U.S. Billboard 200 chart.
And her second one album, The High Road, was unconfined on 17th October, 2006. It has reached at number 3 on U.S. Billboard 200 chart. She has sold above 12 million singles and albums globally. JoJo has begun her movie career with two 2006 Hollywood movies, RV and Aquamarine. At present, she is working on her 3rd album, All I Want Is Everything, which will be unconfined in 2009.
JoJo raised in Fox borough, Massachusetts and Keene, New Hampshire. She has French, Polish, Irish and Native American descent. JoJo developed in one-bedroom house in Fox borough. She belongs to poor family. Her mother, Diana Levesque, sang in Catholic Church chorus and she was taught in the musical theatre, and her father, Joel Maurice Levesque, generally sings as a pastime. At the age of 3, her parents separated.
At the age of 3, JoJo began singing from nursery rhymes to Soul tunes, Jazz and R&B. on A&E's show Child Stars III: Teen Rockers, her mother alleged that she had an average genius IQ. For the period of her prior years, she enjoyed attending the Native American festivals and performed locally in proficient theaters.
After tried out for TV show Kids Say the Darndest Things: On the Road in Boston, Joanna was given a location to perform on a show, singing Aretha Franklin's 1967 smack "Respect". After some time, The Oprah Winfrey Show contacted her, and invited her to perform. JoJo performed on the Maury, which is recurrent "kids-with-talent" episodes, with many others. Evoking, JoJo has affirmed that "when it came to performing, I just had no fear".
After emerging on converse shows and McDonald’s Gospel Fest presenting Whitney Houston's "I Believe In You and Me" and also challenging on the TV show, America's Most Talented Kids. Then the record maker Vincent Herbert met her and invited her to trial for the Black ground Records.
Her live demo, Joanna Levesque, which was recorded in late 2001, and features covers of numerous well-known soul/R&B songs, comprised The Moon glows' 1956 "See Saw" Wilson Pickett's 1966 "Mustang Sally", Aretha Franklin's 1968 "Chain of Fools", Stevie Wonder's 1972 "Superstition”, The' 1975 "Shakey Ground", and Etta James's 1989 "It Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Let See You Do It)".
Joanna platinum debut solo "Leave (Get Out)" was unconfined in 2004. And the solo reached at the number 1 on Top 40 Mainstream. At the age of 13, JoJo became the youngest single artiste to have the number 1 single in America. And her foremost album, platinum-advertising JoJo, followed.
In the year of 2004, she took part in "Come Together Now", a charity single to gain the victims of 2004 Asian Tsunami and 2005 Hurricane Katrina. At that year, JoJo was requested through First Lady Laura Bush to present at 2004 Christmas in Washington special, televise through TNT and hosted through Dr. Phil and his spouse Robin McGraw. In spite of performing at additional events for Republican Party, JoJo has affirmed that she "does not agree with the things that President George W. Bush has done in office. I'll leave it at that." She has also performed and hosted at Hope Rocks concert in 2005 to promote City of Hope Cancer Center and co-hosted 2006 TV Guide Channel's countdown to the Grammy Awards.
Joanna second one album, The High Road, was unconfined on 17th October, 2006. And the album premiered at the number 3 on Billboard 200 following Diddy's Press Play and Evanescence's The Open Door. And it was created through Corey Williams, Ryan Leslie, Scott Storch, J. R. Rotem, Soul shock & Karlin and Swizz Beatz. It has achieved mainly optimistic reviews.
Throughout some of these stage shows JoJo has comprised combinations of her desired admired songs from SWV, Jackson 5, Maroon 5, Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, Amy Wine house, Beyonce, Gnarls Barkley, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jill Scott, Kelly Clarkson, Musiq Soul child and Kelly Clarkson.
On 1st December, 2007, she achieved Boston Music Award for the National Female Vocalist of the Year for "Too Little Too Late".
Comeback with new album: All I Want Is Everything (2007–present)
At the age of 18, she wrote her 3rd album. JoJo has affirmed that she is searching for good publishers so that she may sing more self-written songs.
In a conference with Tiger Beat and BOP online, she affirmed that she expected to begin recording a novel album early 2008.
Joanna wrote in a blog on My Space that she is making effort on her 3rd album. On 8th April, 2008 conference at Hearst Tower for "Ultimate Prom" party, she affirmed that she is producing and writing her novel album in Atlanta and Boston. She has lined up creators J. Moss, The Underdogs, J.R. Rotem, Bryan-Michael Cox, Madd Scientist, J. Gatsby, DJ Toomp, Toby Gad, Danja, Billy Steinberg, Marsha Ambrosias, Tony Dixon, Danja, Eric Dawkins and Tank.
On 1st September, she wrote in blog stating that her solo album would be released early 2009. And in the year of 2008, R&B singer Ne-Yo gave a trial her second solo "Baby It's You" from her debut album on his IInd single "Miss Independent" from his 3rd album Year of the Gentleman.
On 14th October, 2008, she sang National Anthem prior to Game 4 of ALCS at the Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
Joanna dated with American soccer player Freddy Adu. In November 2006, A Washington Post article reported that they remained together mere one year. She mentioned on the American Top 40 with Ryan Sea crest that Adu and JoJo were still fast friends.
|1998||Kids Say the Darndest Things||Contestant||Starring as JoJo|
|1999—2000||Destination Stardom||Contestant||Starring as JoJo|
|2002||Developing Sheldon||Young Elizabeth||Starring as JoJo|
|The Bernie Mac Show||Michelle||1 episode|
|2003||America's Most Talented Kid||Herself — performer||1 episode|
|2004||American Dreams||Young Linda Ronstadt||1 episode|
|Shark Tale||Herself||Starring as Joanna "JoJo" Levesque|
|2005||Hope Rocks: The Concert with a Cause||Co-Host||made for television (Fox Television) , Starring as JoJo|
|2006||Aquamarine||Hailey Rogers||Starring as Joanna "JoJo" Levesque|
|RV (Runaway Vacation)||Cassie >Monroe||Starring as Joanna "JoJo" Levesque|
|2007||Punk'd||Herself||Season 8 - Episode 6|
|2008||True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet||Morgan Carter / Claudia Miller||made for television (Lifetime Television)|
|2009||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Sueakeal||Janette|