Lingua disponibile: ingleseJoanna Levesque is an American singer-songwriter who goes by the stage name of JoJo, which is what she was called as a child growing up in Massachusetts. Known now for her expressive vocal delivery of mostly R&B songs, she entered singing competitions when she was young and appeared on the television show 'America's Most Talented Kids' in 2003. She landed a recording contract and her debut single 'Leave (Get Out)' made her, at 13, the youngest performer to top Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 Chart in 2004. It appeared on her eponymously titled debut album which went to number four on the Billboard 200 and number ten on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. Another single from the album, 'Baby It's You' featuring Bow Wow, went to number seven on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart.
Her second album, 'The High Road', peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and a single from the release, 'Too Little Too Late', reached number two on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart. A role in the 2002 feature film 'Developing Sheldon' led to several videos and in 2006 she co-starred with Emma Roberts in the fantasy comedy 'Aquamarine'. Conflict with her record label led to her absence from the recording studio for several years and she continued with her acting career, which included appearances in 'RV' (2006), 'True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet' (2008) and 'Hawaii Five-O' (2011) and later 'Clevver Now' (2016) and the TV series 'Lethal Weapon' (2017). She appeared on tracks with other artists such as K-Ci, Timbaland and Tupac Shakur, which resulted in several Grammy Award nominations, and released a couple of mix-tapes titled 'Can't Take That Away From Me' (2010) and 'Agápe' (2012) and in 2014 she signed a new contract with Atlantic Records.
She released three EPs, 'LoveJo' (2014), 'Agápe' (2015) and 'III' with the single 'When Love Hurts', which went to number three on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart in 2016. Her third studio album, 'Mad Love', reached number six on the Billboard 200 in 2016. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it among the Best Pop Albums of 2016 and noted that "few pop albums this year were as eagerly awaited" and said, "JoJo's comeback album solidified her as one of pop's most dynamic stars, her hard-won knowledge and undeniable vocal prowess combining for a potent record".
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