Twenty-five year-old Atlantic recording artist JoJo has announced the long awaited release of her highly anticipated new album. Mad Love. – the pop superstar/singer-songwriter’s first full-length collection in 10 years – arrives at long last on Friday, October 14th.
Mad Love. is preceded by the powerful new single, “F*** Apologies.” (Feat. Wiz Khalifa), available today on the iTunes Store and all DSPs. The track will impact at Top 40, Rhythmic and Hot AC radio in August, and is accompanied by a striking companion video, directed by A$AP Rocky and EMMY® Award-nominated filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini (Beyoncé, Sia, Lana Del Rey). The video premiered today via JoJo’s official YouTube channel, and can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/pScpXs7Ysdg
JoJo is currently heralding Mad Love. on a major North American arena/amphitheater tour alongside Fifth Harmony, with dates continuing through mid-September (see attached itinerary). In addition, JoJo is slated for a number of festival appearances, including England’s estimable V Festival (set for August 20th and 21st) and Seattle, WA’s own Bumbershoot (September 3rd). For complete details and updated ticket information, please visit iamjojoofficial.com.
JoJo’s first new album since 2006, Mad Love. sees the talented singer/songwriter partnering with a number of top pop producers including Max Martin/Wolf Cousins’ Oscar Holter (P!nk, Haliee Steinfeld, Tori Kelly), Whiskey Water (Nick Jonas Feat. Demi Lovato), and songwriter Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani). Full details – including tracklisting and complete credits – will be unveiled soon.
Mad Love. has already made a major impact, more than a year before its official announcement. Both Buzzfeed and Fuse ranked it among their “Most Anticipated Albums” lists, with Buzzfeed noting the release could make JoJo “this year’s comeback kid.”
Mad Love. was preceded last year by “III,” a collection of three new singles marking JoJo’s long anticipated Atlantic Records debut. Like the album, the one-of-a-kind “tringle” showcases an impressive roster of producers: the gorgeous power-ballad “Say Love” was produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels; The Family helmed the heartfelt “Save My Soul“; and Jason Evigan and Benny Blanco took the lead on the infectious club-banger “When Love Hurts.” “III” is available now as a bundle or as individual tracks on the iTunes Store and all leading digital retailers.
Hailed by TIME Magazine as an “innovative songbird to beat”, JoJo is a chart-topping, award-winning multimedia superstar, a remarkably gifted singer, songwriter, and actress whose incredible journey began almost as soon as the New England native could sing. Local children’s competitions soon became high profile national TV appearances and live tours, resulting in the talented 12 year old signing a major label deal in 2003.
Released when JoJo was just 13, 2004’s debut single, “Leave (Get Out),” reached the pinnacle on Billboard‘s “Pop Songs” chart, making her the youngest-ever solo artist to have a #1 single in the United States. A true international smash, “Leave (Get Out)” earned RIAA gold certification as well as gold and platinum certification around the world. What’s more, the single’s companion video dominated MTV, VH1, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and The N, spending 50 days on MTV’s Total Request Live (including two atop the TRL countdown) while also leading to JoJo receiving a “Best New Artist” nomination from the MTV Video Music Awards – again making history as the youngest solo artist to be so honored.
2004’s RIAA platinum certified “JOJO” was a global phenomenon, with total worldwide sales now in excess of 4 million. “THE HIGH ROAD” followed in 2006 and proved an equivalent sensation, scoring worldwide sales of 3 million on the power of singles like the record-breaking top 3 hit, “Too Little Too Late.” After several years of legal dispute and a lawsuit filed against her former label, JoJo was finally released from her original recording contract.
JoJo’s immediately identifiable vocals were featured on records by such diverse artists as Timbaland and Pharrell. Her own brilliant solo output continued with 2010’s “CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME,” an independently released mixtape that drew over 750,000 downloads in its first week online. “Disaster,” her next single/video, arrived in 2011 to great acclaim and chart success, celebrated by a series of international concert tours, radio festival appearances, and national TV performances.
As if all that weren’t enough, JoJo embarked on an acting career that included box office smashes like 2006’s Aquamarine and RV, the latter of which opened at #1 in its first week in theaters, as well as hugely rated TV movies (including Lifetime Television’s “True Confessions of A Hollywood Starlet”) and guest spots on series like CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0.”
JoJo celebrated her 22nd birthday in December 2012 with the digital release of her next mixtape, “AGÁPĒ,” followed the next year with a North American headline tour. In 2014, the singer released the critically acclaimed “#LOVEJO” EP which features stellar cover versions of songs by such Atlantic Records veterans as Anita Baker and Phil Collins. What’s more, JoJo stole the show at 2014’s South By Southwest (SXSW), her performance at the Fader Fort earning rave reviews from Rolling Stone.
In addition to the long anticipated release of “III,” 2015 also saw JoJo traveling the globe on the epic “I Am JoJo Tour.” The intimate headline trek was highlighted by 23 sold-out shows in the U.S., as well as sold-out shows in Canada and across Europe.
WORLD TOUR 2016
All Dates w/Fifth Harmony’s “7/27 TOUR” Except *
28 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
29 Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena
30 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
2 Brooklyn, NY The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
3 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
5 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
6 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
7 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
9 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
11 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
13 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
14 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
18 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
20 Chelmsford, UK V Festival *
21 Staffordshire, UK V Festival *
23 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
25 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
31 Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
1 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
2 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
3 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot *
4 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
5 Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
6 Midland, TX Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion
8 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
9 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
10 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
14 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
16 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
17 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas