JoJo

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What is your sign?

Sagittarius

What is your favorite type of food?

I luv McDonald's Big n' Tasty with fries, coke and apple pie.

Where are you originally from?

Foxboro, MA, South of Boston.

Where do you live now?

New Jersey

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

Nope.

Who influenced / inspired you to get into music?

My mom sang professionally, and dad sang for fun, so I'd hear mom around the house singing, and I just picked it up.

What artists did you listen to when growing up?

Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Whitney Houston.

What did you do differently on the album compared to other artists?

I had a lot of input on the album, such as vocal arrangement and song selection. I also wrote three songs on the album.


How old were you when you started working on music?

I started singing when I was 2.

What song hits your heart the most?

"Keep on, Keepin' on"

What songs off your album will fans like the most?

I think everyone can find something they like in each of the songs.

Which artist do you compare yourself too?

I don't know cuz I just try to be myself as much as I can.

When you get huge what will you do first?

My dog Sugarpie is being taken care of by a friend in California and since we live in an apartment, we can't have her, so hopefully we'll be able to move into a house and get her back.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you want to live?

I'd probably live in the heart of Boston. It's beautiful there and I love the city life.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love to shop, talk to my friends, I like to go to movies.

What do you do in your spare time?

My homework! Call my friends.

What is the first single you are going to drop?

Leave (Get Out)

What type of clothes do you like to wear? How would you describe your style?

Things like Rocawear, Ecko Red, Baby Phat, Abercrombie. I'd describe it as urban.

Where did you grow up?

In a 1 bedroom apartment with my mom in Foxboro, MA.

Now that you're signed are you still tight with your friends?

Yes, we talk all the time.

Who would you like to do a song with?

Kanye West, Missy Elliot, Bow Wow.

What is your musical goal?

I hope people can identify with the things I'm saying in my music. I hope I can do more writing and producing if I'm fortunate enough to have a 2nd album.

What excites you the most about doing this project?

Meeting new people and going to new places.

Growing up, did you sing to yourself in the mirror?

Yeah, I sang everywhere and to anyone that would listen.

How long did it take to get your deal?

I signed 1 month after I was shopped to the labels.

Now that you are on the label what is the first thing you want to accomplish?

I wanna put out an album that people will embrace.

If you weren't doing music, what would you want to pursue?

Well, I'd be at school full time, but when I grow up, I'd wanna be a civil rights lawyer.

When this all dies down will you be doing?

Hopefully it won't die down for a while.

Who are you dying to meet?

Mariah Carey, Bow Wow, Kanye West.

If there something that you could change about the music industry, what would it be?

I'd like to change the categories that people are always put in. It seems like if you're white, you're pop, if you're black, you're R&B. But I sing R&B and I happen to be Caucasian.

How do you expect your album to do?

Oh, God! Hopefully really well.

Who is your album geared towards?

From 2-92.

At what venue would you like to perform?

The Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA and Guillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.

Where do you want to travel to?

I want to go everywhere possible. I want to see everything.

What does your family think of everything that has happened to you?

They are just happy that I'm happy doing what I've always wanted to do.

How will things change in your house?

They won’t. I won’t get any different privileges. I'll still be me.

Where do you and your friends like to hang out?

The booth playground, friend’s houses, the Commons, Friendly’s.

What're the best things to do on a rainy, Sunday afternoon?

Travel into Boston, go to Fanueil Hall or a museum. Go to the Orpheum theatre in the center of town and see a play.Every time I go home, I must shop at (favorite store, shop around the corner, place to buy gifts for other or yourself) Must get nails done at Head to Toes Salon, Foxboro Craft Co-op.

What is the best-kept secret in your hometown?

Puffin's Gourmet Cafe

Anything else you'd like to say about your hometown?

It's the home and stadium for the New England Patriots.


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