At the ripe old age of 15, Joanna Levesque—a.k.a. JoJo—has experienced more success and acclaim than most recording artists achieve in a lifetime. She signed her first major record deal at 12, debuted with her now-worldwide multi-platinum album, JoJo, at 13, and became both the youngest solo artist ever to score a #1 hit single on the Billboard charts and the youngest to be nominated for an MTV video music award. Add to that a whirlwind world tour, a starring role in the box office-smash, RV, and a chance to sing for the President of the United States twice, and you’ve got the stuff of teen dreams. “I feel so blessed, like someone is looking over my shoulder,” JoJo says. “I’ve also learned that when you have a positive outlook and surround yourself with a great team, you will go far.”
Despite possessing a talent that surpasses her years, JoJo is still a teen to the core. Her songs reflect all the highs and lows of a typical young woman’s life—from boy problems to self-esteem struggles. She’s also not content to rest on any one musical style. JoJo’s greatest influences are artists like Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Etta James and Stevie Wonder.