JoJo checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@jojoonline) on Monday (February 1), discussing new music, songwriting and getting hacked. The 19-year-old writes:
I have been writing music every day. I now have a HUGE catalog of original music, which I am excited for you all to hear!
Writing is a huge passion of mine, and something I have been doing since I COULD write; in elementary school. It is a great emotional outlet for me, and everything I have gone through, and am going through comes out in my music.
I continue to keep my head up; and remain positive; despite entities, and people who try to keep me down, and do not want me to succeed.
I hope 2010 has started off well, for all of you; and continues to bring you much joy, and hope!
ALSO…my e-mail accounts, Facebook, and Twitter accounts were hacked and taken over by an imposter. I apologize if any of you received e-mails from that person; who you thought was me. I DO NOT have a Facebook, or a twitter account, now, since I was hacked.
Update: JoJo has regained control of her Twitter:
Geeez! I hope this hacker problem doesn’t return. :/
Love you guys sooooo much!!!!!!!! Sorry for any confusion. I never started a formspring, so whoever was answering questions was not me. I don’t even know what that is to be honest!
Several pop artists have reacted to the shocking death of Brittany Murphy this weekend, who reportedly went into cardiac arrest this morning and could not be revived. Among the Twitter postings:
Marie Digby (@mariedigby): so sad to hear the news about Brittany Murphy.. so young… why? We really have to enjoy every moment of our lives.
JoJo (@JoJoistheway): I’m in shock. RIP Brittany Murphy. My thoughts go out to her friends and family at this most difficult time.
VV Brown (@VVbrown): omg britanny murphy died….. thats so sad. R.I.P and prayers for the family. Such a young talent.
Esmee Denters (@esmeeworld): This news is so heartbreaking.. RIP Brittany Murphy
Una Healy (@unahealy): R.I.P Brittany Murphy, very sad loss of such a young life :( x
Kina Grannis (@kinagrannis): just heard about brittany murphy… so incredibly sad. my heart goes out to her family and friends. <3 Jessie James (@iamjessiejames): Rip brittany murphy. I'm so sad Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan): My deepest condonlences go out to all of Brittany Murphy's loved ones& may she rest in peace....She was a great talent w/a beautiful soul xo Melody Thornton (@MelodyThornton): What a face, what a voice, such talent, what a beautiful light the world has lost today! The gorgeous Brittney Murphy may you rest in peace! Tyler Hilton (@tylerhilton): I really liked Brittany Murphy. It's sad to see her go. Boy George: Very sad about Brittany Murphy, love & strength to her loved ones, deeply shocked by this! Jess Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): wow.. RIP Brittany Murphy :( Brian McFadden (@BrianMcnugget): RIP Brittany Murphy....... loved her in clueless! x Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): So sad about Brittany Murphy. I was lucky enough to have spent a little time with her and I'll always remember her contagious laugh. R.I.P. Meiko (@meiko): So sad... Just heard about Brittany Murphy... My heart goes out to her family :( Sandi Thom (@Sandi_Thom): So sad to hear about Brittany Murphy. What a cryin shame 4 her family to lose her so young. She seemed like a really bright and bubbly girl. Samantha Ronson (@samantharonson): RIP Brittany Murphy. Wondering when g-d is going to stop calling people back? What a sad year.
Murphy teamed up with Paul Oakenfold on ‘Faster Kill Pussycat’ in 2006, and contributed covers of Queen’s ‘Somebody to Love’ and Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Boogie Wonderland’ on the ‘Happy Feet’ soundtrack.
JoJo checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@jojoonline) on Thursday (November 5), offering an update on her long delayed third album ‘All I Want Is Everything’. The 18-year-old writes:
Can’t get too specific with what is going on with the album yet, but I promise you we are taking all the steps to get it out to you. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as “Okay, the deals done, now we’re just going to throw the album on the shelves!” There are so many steps that lead up to the final result.
It has been a long frustrating road, but I believe by faith that 2010 is going to be my best yet. I know alot of records have been leaked, and it bothers me SO MUCH, but I want you to know that they only scratch the surface of what I have been working on. The album has most certainly not been spoiled or disrupted because of hackers/leakers.
JoJo was on hand as Katy Perry hosted her 25th birthday bash at Sunset Beach with a “white party” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” theme on Saturday (October 24) in Los Angeles. Check out pictures from Just Jared. The singer told her Twitter followers (@JoJoistheway) afterwards:
@katyperry – the party was incredible. not only r u an amazing artist, but u r one of the sweetest coolest ppl! happy bday darliiiiin!!!
Definitely HATING the way I look in photographs. Def need to work out more consistently and watch what I eat. Just bein honest.
On the 8 year anniversary of Aaliyah’s death, JoJo posted messages to her Twitter followers (@JoJoistheway) about the R&B star. JoJo writes:
I cannot believe that it was eight years ago that Aaliyah and her crew including my manager’s best friend, Gina, passed away.
Cherish every moment with those you love. Aaliyah was an exceptional talent and young woman and I wish I had had the privlege to have known her. God bless.
JoJo checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@jojoonline) on Saturday (August 22), talking about her ongoing record label battle, with the 18-year-old is now going to court to resolve. JoJo writes:
For the past year and a half I’ve been diligently cooperating with my record label(s) so I can have the opportunity to continue with my career and do what I love the most; create music and sing. I’ve been a patient team player and have done everything that was asked and/or expected of me. As you may already know, my record company has been going through a major transition and unfortunately all of the artists on the label have been forced to sit on the sidelines and wait. I exhausted every option and exercised much patience before reaching my final decision to file a formal complaint with the court.
My situation is a bit a-typical. It is not a case where the artist loves the material they are making, is set in his or her ways, will not take direction or advice, and will not cooperate with the label. This is NOT the case at all. I’ve been blessed to receive great feedback from the record company in response to the music I’ve been delivering. But unfortunately I have become a victim of industry politics that honestly have nothing to do with me personally or professionally. Because of this, I am willing to fight for what I love and ultimately for the chance to regain control of my livelihood and my life.
Twist magazine caught up with JoJo at the DoSomething.org pre Teen Choice Awards party on Saturday (August 8), talking about her favorite back to school fashion memory. “I was always quite creative I guess, so I would take things I already had and cut them and twist them, or spray paint them, or take my nana’s fluffy paint pens and write words or glitter. I didn’t care. I’d just do different things and make things unique.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.
JoJo updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@jojoonline) on Thursday (July 16) as the pop singer continues to sound off on difficulties in getting her new album ‘All I Want Is Everything’ released. The 18-year-old writes:
Things out on the left coast are going really well and I am so happy to be out here. I’m writing songs to place on other recording artists and vibing with some really talented producers. My mom is probably more anxious than I am to get the truth about what’s going on with my “record company” (yes i put it in quotations lol) out there, but I still feel that I should be a bit vague about it. (My mom is awesome and I love her to death, btw!) She is just tired of people coming up to her asking “if I’m still doing music” or why I haven’t “put anything out in so long.” She gets upset (probably as much as I do) knowing that circumstances are holding me back from doing what I love to do. She just wants people to know the truth, but unfortunately its not always that simple. I will say, though, that the company that I signed with years ago STILL does not have distribution- and I am not trying to just pass the blame around- but it legitimately is not my fault. There are things that are totally, 100% outside of my control. I truly can’t wait to be more candid with you. Its not as simple as just “going to another label” or “releasing a single yourself”. Oh, if only it were….. uuugh. But contracts and legal obligations are CRAAYYYZZZZYYYYYYY!
JoJo Levesque checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@jojoonline) this evening, reacting to the death of Michael Jackson. The singer writes:
Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer of our time and impacted millions and millions of people around the world. Artists can only imagine having a sliver of the success or the meaning that Mr. Jackson had. I just want to offer my sincerest condolences to the Jackson family. I can’t believe that he is gone. It definitely hasn’t sunk in yet. One thing is for certain though- Michael Jackson will NEVER be forgotten. Irreplaceable, innovative, genius, captivating. Even posthumously, Mr. Jackson will continue to inspire people everywhere. Lets all remember this incredible man not for the scandals that may have surrounded him, but for the remarkable contributions he made to music and pop-culture as we know it. He will be GREATLY missed.
Sony Music Entertainment Saddened By Michael Jackson’s Death
June 25, 2009 – The following message was posted at Michael Jackson’s blog at MySpace (@michaeljackson) moments ago:
Michael Jackson: 1958-2009
Current mood: sad
Sony Music Entertainment expresses deep sadness and sorrow at the unexpected passing of Michael Jackson and extends wishes of sympathy and condolences to all of Michael’s family, friends and fans around the world.
JoJo updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@jojoonline) on Tuesday (June 16), talking about her brush with royalty. The teen pop singer writes:
I just returned from England where I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with the Royal Family of Brunei! HRH Prince Azim and lovely brothers and sisters invited me to their joint birthday celebration. It was truly the most UNBELIEVABLE experience ever. I was expecting it to be quite an uptight event complete with too much security and not much personal interaction. But I couldn’t have been more wrong! The entire family and all the guests were SO warm, kind, inviting, and genuinely having a good time. There was no ego, no pretentiousness whatsoever.