Pause for a moment and take yourself back to 2004. If you were listening to the radio back then, chances are you were quite familiar with then-14-year-old pop sensation JoJo and her megahit “Leave (Get Out)." But after a string of singles in her mid-teens, JoJo seemingly disappeared from the stage. Well kids, time to reacquaint yourself because this powerhouse vocalist is back — and she’s all grown up!
Now 23 years old, JoJo has freed herself from a seven-year legal battle with her former record label — which kept her from releasing new music — and just signed with Atlantic Records in December 2013.
Her sound has seriously matured — think sexy R&B/Pop — and she recently appeared on Pharrell’s new album, who will be pitching in on her upcoming release. She also told Wetpaint Entertainment exclusively that she hopes to nab hip hop hot commodity Kendrick Lamar for the album. Sounds amazing, right?
And it’s not just JoJo’s music that’s changed. The pint-sized teen has blossomed into a grown woman, with some killer style to boot. Gone are the camis, flared jeans, and trucker hats — in their place are sophisticated dresses, trendy crop tops, and an enviable blond bob. Watch the video above to see how far JoJo’s come!