JoJo has officially signed a new deal with Atlantic Records ending a more than 7-year long legal battle with former label Blackground Records and Da Family Records. A rep with the singer confirmed earlier today to Pop & Hiss. Jojo has been in a constant legal struggle with Blackground Records, former label behind, at one time, the late Aaliyah. JoJo argued that she was “Being held hostage” since she wasn’t able to release new music commercially or end her contract with her record label. Her arguments were based on California and New York law stipulating that she could not be held under contract for more than seven years. Sources also report that her deal with Atlantic Records was made in December only now it’s official.
Just last year she successfully released her grown and sexy hit “Demonstrate”, produced by Noah “40” Shebib who is Drakes’ long time friend and producer. It is truly amazing to catch wind of this news, JoJo arrived on the pop scene at just thirteen and became the youngest solo act to hit a No. 1 in the U.S. JoJo took to Instagram to share the news so she’s definitely excited and feeling liberated.
Now that she is free from creative bondage and full of soul and talent, it’s only a matter of time before she gets the recognition she’s worked so hard for.