Pop/R&B singer, Jojo has been back in the music news headlines for the first time in many years. She got a lot of people talking when she recently announced her new signing with Atlantic Records through an exclusive report from The Los Angeles Times in January.
This new deal signifies the end of her long battle with her previous label, Blackground Records. This legal battle of over seven years prevented the release of many different versions of her third album, and caused her to seek legal action against Blackground in July of 2013. The lawsuit filed against Blackground resulted in a settlement eventually being reached by both parties at the end of last year, allowing her to move forward with Atlantic.
Other than having success with Jojo, Blackground Records is best known for releasing the music catalogue of R&B singer, Aalyah until her untimely death in 2001. This is because her uncle, Barry Hankerson, who helped get her started in the music business, founded it. Blackground also had success in the past with Timbaland, Tank, and former O-Town band member, Ashley Parker Angel.
While dealing with these legal issues, Jojo began to take more acting roles over the years. Some of her more significant film/TV appearances were in Aquamarine, and RV in 2006, True Confessions Of A Hollywood Starlet in 2008, (Lifetime TV Movie) and a guest spot on CBS’ Hawaii 5-0. (2011) Her most recent roll was as “Soledad” in the independent film, G.B.F. . Prior to its 2014 theatrical release the film was screened in many film festivals across the US starting on April 19, 2013. The film was also screened at many international film festivals in Brazil, Finland and Madrid among others.
In this Clizbeats/All Access Exclusive, Jojo discusses her passion for acting, and explains the differences between singing on stage, and acting on screen. For more of Clizbeats’ career spanning conversation with Jojo CLICK HERE!!!
Audio Feature Credits
Host: Matt Clizbe
Interviewers: Craig Clizbe And Matt Clizbe
Written, Produced, Edited, Mixed And Engineered By: Craig Clizbe
Special Thanks: Jojo, Christine Wolf, Katie Gallagher, And Interscope Records