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Name: Joanna Levesque
DOB: December 20, 1990
Current Age: 14 years old
Birthplace: Foxboro, Massachusetts
Hometown: Foxboro, Massachusetts
Currently Resides In: New Jersey and/or California, USA
Parent(s): Mom; Diana, Dad; (?)
Parent Info: JoJo's mom, Diana, is trained in musical theater and attended the Music and Drama Company in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Her mom also played "Sarah Brown" in the play Guys and Dolls in 1996. I guess we know where JoJo gets her talent from!
JoJo's Dad currently resides in New Hampshire
Pets: 1 dog; Sugarpie
Celebrity Crush: Lil Bow Wow
Favorite Artist: Kanye West
1996 - At age 7, JoJo appeared on the new version of "Kids Say the Darndest Things" hosted by Bill Cosby. JoJo and Bill joked back and forth, she showed both him and the audience her talent of bending her middle finger back, and she even showcased her chops for the first time on television by singing "Respect" by Aretha Franklin. Bill, the studio audience, and those watching at home were very impressed by her vocal ability at such a young age.
1999 - At age 10 JoJo performed on the talent show "Destination Stardom". She sang Aretha Franklin's hit"Chain of Fools" and beat out her competition and proceeded to the next round. The second she performed in the finals round was another hit from Aretha,"Respect".
2001- Performed at the 2001 McDonald's Gospelfest, and was said to have brought down the house.
2003 - At age 12, JoJo appeared on another popular talent show, "America's Most Talented Kid". She performed a song by Aretha called "Evil Gal Blues" and was one point shrt of making it through to the next round. She was going to be called back for the wild card edition of the show for a second chance, but was approached by a represenitive from Blackground Records when she got signed. This left her ineligible to perform on "America's Most Talented Kid", but gave her her big break.
2004 - Appeared on the new "Soul Train" and Nickelodeon's "U Pick Live". Performed her debut single "Leave (Get Out)" on both shows, and was interviewed as well.
Also appeared on notorious shows such as The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Oprah, and Maury as a child.
Name: Joanna Noelle Levesque
Hometown: Foxboro, Massachussetts
Lives now: Edgewater, New Jersey
Birthday: December 20, 1990
Favorite type of food: McDonalds Bing n' Tatsy with fries, a coke, and apple pie.
Influences: her mom
Favorite store: Express
Favorite Clothing Lines: Rocawear, Baby Phat, Ekco Red, Ambercrombie
Pets: has 1 dog named Sugar Pie
(: More facts :)
* Began singing at age 2
* When growing up she listened to Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Ella Fizgerald, and Etta James
* She got her big break on Kids Say the Darnest Things
* She was once Obsessed with N*sync
* Her bestest Friends are Charlena (NeNe) and Michelle
* says she would love to work with Alicia Keys, Jesse McCartney, and Mario for her next album.
* she was on America's most talented kids at age 10
* she was teased in school upon the fact that her and her mom didn't have that much money.
*Her mother earned a living as a cleaning lady and singing for churches.
*She is mentioned in the song Ass Like That by Eminem.
*She is the youngest solo artist to have a number 1 song in America.
*Musically, she is a contralto and a coloratura.
*After her parents divorced when she was 5 years old, she lived with her mother and moved often