After several years of lawsuits and battling, teenage sensation JoJo has officially been released from Blackground Music, according to the LA Times. She has officially signed a new deal with Atlantic Records, orchestrated by Senior VP of A&R, Aaron Bay-Schuck.
The 23 year old singer, born Joanna Levesque, initially arrived on the music scene in 2004 with breakout songs “Baby It’s You” and “Leave (Get Out).” She became the youngest solo artist to earn a No.1 single in the US, and sold over 2 million albums with her solo debut. She then went to release a second album, The High Road, in 2006 which also received rave reviews.
During the last seven years, JoJo has been involved with a string of legal issues with her then label, Blackground Music. In a suit filed against the label in the New York State Supreme Court last summer, JoJo asked to be released from her contract and claimed that she was intentionally prevented from releasing new music. She noted that she had turned in a third album and had it accepted but that it was never released and that producers and other “vendors” were never paid.
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