Taking the high road
That's not what I want, baby it's you
Joanna NoŽlle Blagden Levesque (born December 20, 1990), professionally known as JoJo
(2003-Present), is an American recording artist and actress. After competing on the television show, America's Most Talented Kids
, she was noticed by record producer Vincent Herbert who asked her to audition for Blackground Records.
Her debut album came out in 2004 and sold very well. Her song "Leave (Get Out)" sold platinum in America on the RIAA charts. She did movies (RV
) and after all this success she released her second album "the High Road", which came out in 2006. The album also had a hit single called "Too Little, Too Late" and was certified Gold by the RIAA. Due to Development Hell
for her third album, she decided to release a mixtape called "Can't Take That Away From Me" on Rap-up.com for her fans. This featured a promo single called "In the Dark" which was her first real experiment with a Hotter and Sexier
image. She went on to release "Disaster".
She is known for her songs, "Demonstrate", "Leave (Get Out)", "Andre", "Too Little Too Late", "Disaster", "The Other Chick", "In the Dark", "How to Touch A Girl" and "Baby It's You". She also indulges in doing replies to famous songs such as "Beautiful Girls Reply" and "Marvins Room". These are usually to immense critical praise. She focuses on getting mix tapes out to her fans, continuing working on her third album, working with her management and recording company about album number 3 and other projects.
She has experimented with films and acting in movies such as Aquamarine
and Runaway Vacation
Not to be mixed with the people of the same nickname who went on bizarre adventures.
- Jojo (2004)
- The High Road (2006)
- Can't Take That Away From Me:The Mixtape (2010)
- Third Album (TBA)
- Agape:The Mixtape (December 2012)
- Aquamarine (2006)
- R V (2006)
- True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet (2008)
Tropes Present In this musician
- Anti-Love Song: "In The Dark"
- Answer Song: Beautiful Girls Reply, Marvins Room (Can't Do Better)
- And Now For Something Completely Different: "Coming For You" on The High Road is pop rock to the album's loungy R&B jazzy theme.
- Audience Participation Song: Her hits and her covers.
- Break Up Song: Leave, Too Little Too Late, Yes or No, Why Didn't You Call, The Other Chick, Can't Handle The Truth, When Does It Go Away, Boy Without A Heart
- Chewing the Scenery:Despite her immense vocal capabilities averts this expected trope.
- Christmas Songs: Has one of them called "The Christmas Song"
- Cluster F-Bomb: Her Agape Mix tape and Marvin's Room.
- Coming-of-Age Story: True Confessions of A Hollywood Starlet. Of course it is a Lifetime Movie
- Creator Breakdown: Starts every era off with a break up song. Agape mix tape is basically her expressing her frustration at her recording company and people not following through on there promises. "We Get By" and Back2thebeginningagain" deal most directly with her, to state it simply, BAD luck.
- Cover Version: "Beautiful Girls Response" "Marvins Room (Can't Do Better)" and "Weak" is this on her debut.
- Dating What Daddy Hates: In the "Disaster" video it's a motorbiker.
- Darker and Edgier: "Agape" is her first set of songs with a parent advisory sticker suggested for it.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: "Sexy To Me", "Demonstrate".
- Development Hell: Her third album has been held back since 2007.Jojo discussing her unluckiness with Recording Companies.. Almost 6 years...6 yearss
- Executive Meddling: Hence the Development Hell above.
- Fading into the Next Song: Coming For You into Let It Rain through rain sounds in each
- Friends with Benefits: In The Dark and Take The Canyon.
- Former Child Star: She started recording at age 12.
- Follow Your Heart: Keep on Keepin' on, All I Want Is Everything, Exceptional, Just A Dream
- Granola Girl: Her character in RV is this.
- Good Girl Gone Bad: Expressed in "Can't Handle The Truth".
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Her second album and two mix tapes are this trope
- Genre Roulette: The idea of her first "mixtape".
- Hotter and Sexier: "In the Dark" was the first step in this direction. She mentioned sexy stuff in her prior album. "Agape" is extremely sexy, "Agape" is also her first set of songs with a parent advisory sticker suggested for it.
- Intercourse with You: Like That, Pretty Please, In The Dark, What You Like, Demonstrate, Take The Canyon, Billions
- Love Makes You Crazy: Demonstrated in "Boy Without a Heart"
So why am I here at your door, at your door.
If I was sane, I'd take my crazy behind,
And get back in my BMW
- Love Nostalgia Song: "Can't Take That Away From Me", "Running On Empty",
- Ms. Fanservice: Has delved into this in her movies and her photoshoots.
- Money Song: Not That Kinda Girl is a subversion of this trope.
- Melismatic Vocals: "Demonstrate" is a great example of this trope.
- New Sound Album: Agape takes a freaky rnb dance pop vibe, The High Road is more spiritual RNB, Can't Take That Away From Me is a mix tape of all sounds.
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: Agape has a clear Rnb, through dance, with some old style pop elements vibe.
- Nice Girl: Earnt her stripes not freaking out at her recording company for not releasing music and taking the High Road.
- Operation Jealousy: "Breezy" is about how she's on the receiving end of this. "Can't Handle The Truth" is her pulling this on a guy.
- Old Shame: "I think I sound terrible [on my older songs] — as a vocalist, I think it's horrifying," Jo Jo says with a laugh. "I love to perform those records live, because I have a different perspective on those records now. At 13, I didn't even have my first kiss yet. What the fuck was I talking about? 'Get out'? Get out of where — my playground?"
- Precision F-Strike: All over her Mix tapes.
- Refuge in Audacity: "All I Want Is Everything" breathes this trope. "Agape Mixtape" is this.
- Revenge: In a weird way her Mixtape's are revenge against her company for not allowing her music out. Agape more so.
- Sanity Slippage Song: Boy Without A Heart, Running On Empty, The High Road, Note To God, basically all of Agape minus Take The Canyon, Andre and Billions.
- Signature Song: "Leave", "Too Little Too Late", "Disaster"
- Silly Love Songs: Billions, Take the Canyon, Let it Rain, Like That, Breezy, Homeboy, Never Say Goodbye, Sunshine, Andre.
- Self Empowerment Anthem: To name a few with inspiring sentiments: The High Road, Keep On Keepin On, We Get By, All I Want Is Everything, Exceptional.
- Soprano and Gravel: "What You Like" (Feat. Jordan Gatspy)
- Spoken Word In Music: "Billions" and the interludes on Agape.
- The Something Song: The Happy Song
- Self-Titled Album: Debut
- Self-Backing Vocalist: Did almost all the vocals on "The High Road".
- Strictly Formula: Open every official era with a Break Up Song.
- Spiritual Successor: "Take The Canyon" has most of the elements present in "In the Dark", except she's less worried about the complicated parts of that sort of scenario.
- Take That: Done two songs indicating she doesn't pick guys for their money: Not That Kinda Girl and Baby It's You. Agape mix tape is a big take that to her own recording company.
- Troubled Production: Three albums could have come out between The High Road and her third album with Blackground records, she changed theme three times and her company went broke twice and now barely has a team or you know an office behind it and even the distribution deal with another company went caput. So now she's mix taping everything!
After originally being announced in 2007, Jo Jo's third LP has changed titles, been the subject of dozens of leaked songs, and then been summarily scrapped. The singer says that she has "hundreds of songs" ready to go for a new album, but there is no release date on the horizon. Jo Jo has blasted her longtime label, Blackground Records, on Twitter when her frustrations about the lack of attention have boiled over into the public sphere. Now, the 22-year-old is completely estranged from her own imprint.
- Unusual Euphemism: Take The Canyon is this layered on itself.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz: "Back2thebeginningagain" is one example.
- Will Not Be A Victim: Her very decision to make mix tapes for her fans every couple of years.
- What Could Have Been: She was offered the lead role in Hannah Montana but turned it down because didn't want to do a TV series
- Writer Revolt: Due to the huge release issues with her third album she's been releasing Mix Tapes every couple of years to give her fans something to listen to.
- Your Cheating Heart: Leave, The Other Chick
- Working Title: Her currently untitled third album has had two name changes. The album was formerly titled "All I Want Is Everything" when it was scheduled for released in 2010, then renamed "Jumping Trains" when the album was moved to 2011.