JoJo: Leaks, Covers & Mixtapes
Tue, June 26, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmTrees
This event is all ageshttps://www.treesdallas.com/event/1687042/
Truly finding her voice was a journey that’s taken a lifetime. Born Joanna Levesque and raised in Massachusetts, she notched a #1 hit on the Billboard Pop Songs chart with her debut single, “Leave (Get Out),” when she was only 13; she was the youngest solo artist to have a #1 single in the U.S. She followed it up with a string of additional singles, most notably “Too Little Too Late,” another Top 5 smash, and the hit album The High Road in 2006. “Being a child star is a weird thing because your identity is put onto you,” she says. “As much of an individual as I was, I still had a lot of cooks in the kitchen telling me where to go and how to dress and what songs to record.”
It didn’t help that she was trapped in a deal with a label that was going bankrupt, which kept her from releasing music commercially. As the years passed, she earned a devoted following online releasing free mixtapes featuring tracks from top hitmakers like Pharrell Williams and Noah “40” Shebib until she was finally liberated from her contract in 2013 after seven years of limbo.
In support of Mad Love, JoJo embarked on a 78-city world tour in 2017. With sold-out shows across the globe, including Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, KoKo and Heaven in London, and two nights at Irving Plaza in New York City, JoJo delivered a blistering set that garnered her incredible live reviews.
“Pop’s delayed diva comes of age in ferocious style…installed with a voice that skims from delicacy to sledgehammer vehemence, she’s equipped to slay, and does.”
After her sold-out Mad Love Tour, JoJo took the second half of 2017 to recharge and find inspiration for her upcoming fourth studio album. In the midst of recording the album, JoJo recently announced that she will be embarking on a 15-city tour this summer. The LEAKS, COVERS & MIXTAPES Tour will be an intimate performance of exclusive songs that have leaked online, as well as material from her critically acclaimed mixtapes and cover performances.
Upon Barry Manilow’s recommendation, she earned admission into the Popular Music program at the USC Thornton School of Music and landed a spot in the renowned a capella group The SoCal VoCals. Following graduation, she hit a rough patch. Broke in Los Angeles, the songstress did everything she could to remain on the West Coast. She spent a few months living out of her car while couch surfing. This illuminated her commitment to not only staying in the city, but also pursuing her dream to no end. The work eventually paid off. Fellow SoCal VoCal alum and powerhouse songwriter Ross Golan recognized Malia’s talent and introduced her to ubiquitous producer and songwriter J Kash [Maroon 5, Charlie Puth]. After an impromptu 2017 writing session at Kash’s house, she landed a deal with Friends With Pens. However, her own sound clearly came into focus with the single “Champagne Clouds.” After just three months, she crossed the four million-mark on Spotify as Swift shared the song on an Apple Music Christmas Playlist and Seacrest debuted the track on his KIIS FM morning show. Malia’s talent bubbles up to the surface on “Champagne Clouds” as she formally introduces herself to audiences everywhere now.
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