Joanna Noëlle Levesque, popularly known as Jojo, was born on December 20, 1990. She is an American singer-songwriter and actor. When she released her self-titled debut studio album, it reached number four on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.) after selling more than four million copies worldwide. Levesque has explored an acting career in addition to her music career. She made her feature film debut in 2006 with “Aquamarine.” Let us celebrate her special day today!
Joanna Noëlle Levesque, popularly known as Jojo, was born in Brattleboro, Vermont. She grew up in Keene, New Hampshire, and Foxborough, Massachusetts. Her ancestors are Irish, Polish, and French. Her father is Joel Maurice Levesque, and her mother, Diana Levesque, was trained in musical theater and sang in a Catholic church choir. Jojo was raised by her mother as an only child after her parents split when she was four years old. “JoJo” was a childhood nickname for her. Levesque made an appearance on Bill Cosby’s television show “Kids Say the Darndest Things: On the Road” in Boston when she was seven years old, singing a Cher song. In 2002, she performed on Maury during a “Kids-with-talent” segment at the age of eleven.
Levesque signed with Blackground Records and Da Family in 2003 when she was 12 years old and began working with producers on her first album. “Leave (Get Out),” her gold-certified debut single, was released in 2004. Levesque broke a record with this single’s release after she become the youngest solo artist to have a number one single in the U.S. (at the age of 13) when the track reached number one on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. “JoJo,” her debut album, debuted at number four on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling 95,000 copies in its first week and reaching the Top 40 on the U.K. Albums Chart.
Levesque was cast as Hailey in “Aquamarine” in 2006, starring Emma Roberts and Sara Paxton. The film was released on March 3, 2006, and debuted at number five with a budget of $7.5 million. On April 28, 2006, her second major picture, “RV,” a comedy starring Robin Williams, was released. It debuted at number one and grossed $69.7 million in its first weekend. In 2021, she competed in the fifth season of “The Masked Singer” as ‘Black Swan.’ She finished in second place, making her the first female runner-up on the show.
Levesque’s debut album, the platinum-selling “JoJo,” is released in 2004 and reaches number four on the ‘Billboard 200’ in the U.S.
Levesque is cast as Hailey in Aquamarine in 2006, starring Emma Roberts and Sara Paxton.
Levesque’s debut mixtape, "Can't Take That Away from Me," is released and features the track ‘In the Dark.’
Levesque files a lawsuit against her record labels for "irreparable losses to her professional career."
Levesque wins Best R&B Song at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Levesque competes as "Black Swan" in the fifth season of “The Masked Singer,” coming in second place.
Why We Love JoJo
She is a talented musician
Levesque’s music has been very inspirational for people. It brings joy and positivity to the lives of her fans.
She doesn't give up
Levesque was in a legal battle with her label for about 10 years! She didn't give up on getting a settlement that would end up in her favor. Such determination is highly admirable.
She is a good role model
Levesque is a fantastic role model for young girls who want to make music. She has shown with her career that no one is too young to dream big.
5 Surprising Facts
She almost played Hannah Montana
Levesque was Disney's first option for Hannah Montana, but she declined, and Miley Cyrus was cast for the part.
She is the youngest MTV VMA nominee
When Levesque was 13 years old, she was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award, making her the youngest person ever to be nominated.
She re-recorded her old music
Levesque had to re-record all of her previous works as her label owned everything.
She had to learn to appreciate herself
Levesque didn't believe she had a career in music and fell into a hazardous cycle of disliking herself and doubting her abilities.
She was an alcohol addict
Levesque felt like a failure due to legal battles and disagreements with her label and used alcohol as a coping method since she didn't think she was good enough.
How did JoJo learn to sing?
Levesque started singing when she was two, mimicking anything from nursery rhymes to R&B, jazz, and soul songs.
Does Jojo have a record label?
Yes. She founded Clover Music in 2017.
Does JoJo have tattoos?
Yes. She’s got more than 20.
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