Joanna Levesque -- a.k.a. 17-year-old pop star JoJo -- is barely taking a breath for the Fourth of July holiday before getting right back into her hectic schedule. "We're about three-quarters of the way through my next album, 'All I Want is Everything,' and I've been singing every single day without a break," she reports. In about two weeks, "We'll pick out the first single and then do the video. Then we'll start promotion.
"This is -- by far -- the work I'm most proud of thus far in my life. There's only one song on the album not written by me. They're all songs I can personally relate to, things I've gone through in the last year or so.
Such as? "I had my first real relationship, which ended really badly, and I wrote about that," she says. (She dated American soccer player Freddy Adu from May 2005 until September 2006.) "And I wrote about finding a new relationship, and about being a young woman and all that means -- feeling feminine and sexy, having adventures and traveling."
Levesque also has a Lifetime movie comedy coming up, the adaptation of Lola Douglas's "True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet," about a teen superstar, fresh out of rehab, who goes to live the quiet life with her aunt in the suburbs. "I took it because I thought it would be fun," says the veteran of the big-screen "RV" and "Aquamarine." "I wasn't trying to portray anyone in particular, just in general," she adds. As far as who might have inspired parts of the script? "People can say whatever they want. I used to worry about things like that, but now I don't."
I heard about this before, but I guess it's making rounds again about JoJo rejecting the part of Hannah Montana
JoJo Turned Down Hannah Montana
They say hind sight is 20/20...or is it?
R&B pop singer Joanna "JoJo" Lavesque reveals she was originally offered the role of Hannah Montana, but she turned it down. Given that the role eventually went to the now uber-famous Miley Cyrus, does the singer have any regrets about her decision?
"No regrets. No regrets at all," JoJo tells Extra. "Yeah, they [Disney] offered me the role...[But] it's not really what I see for myself."
In 2004, JoJo rose to fame with her platinum-certified self titled album and has since starred in several TV and big screen projects. She currently stars in Lifetime's True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet in which she plays a hard-partying "It" girl who's overdose ends up on Extra.
But the 17-year-old is eager to emphasize the differences between her character and her true self, saying "I still live in New England. I'm an east coast girl 'til I die and I still live with my mom."
Then people didn't believe she had no regrets and called her washed up and she got pissed and wrote a blog
Untitled update 8.8.08 Current mood: determined
Just wanted to check in and write to you a little bit… I hope everyone is having a great summer and makig the most of it! My Lifetime movie "True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet" comes on tomarrow (Saturday) at 9 pm EST so be sure to check it out! Right now I'm in Atlanta, Georgia right now putting the finishing touches on my album. I am so happy with how its turning out, and so thrilled to have been able to work with the producers and collaborators that I have. Ive never felt more enthusiastic about a project, and I feel like this speaks to where I am in my life as well as lyrically and musically. Its been such an enjoyable process to assemble this record, and I am anxious for you to hear it and see what you think.
But i've got to be a little vulnerable for a minute…. im a bit frustrated! I'm 17 years old, and I feel that people have tried to dismiss me in the industry or have the sense of "Why hasnt she been doing anything? She must be dead". This is pretty sucky! When people havent heard music from you in quite some time, its understandable that they may want to dismiss you as being "done", and its hard because folks dont get to see what goes on behind the scenes for months, sometimes years to put things together, etc. Im about to be a senior in high school, im dedicated to my education as well as my career so it gets difficult to juggle sometimes, but i feel that anything thats worth it takes work. Bottom line, just because Im not in the spotlight does not mean that ive retired (lol). Im so young, and music is my everything. I view my career as a marathon, not a sprint. And i try to do things based on the long term plan, not for financially motivated reasons. Have I made mistakes? Absolutely. Will I make more? Sure! But will I learn along the way, channel it into my music, chalk it up to experience, and come out stronger from it? You betta believe it !
I just want to thank you for sticking by me, waiting it out with me, and growing up with me. Its amazing that I put my first single out when I was 13 and now im just finishing up my third album and Im not even 18 yet! Ive seen so much in a short span of time, and learned to much. Its a blessing, and I promise to not forget it. I vow to put my all into everything that I do and to always represent what I believe in to the fullest. I cant wait for you to read/hear the lyrics to the title track "All I Want is Everything" because it really represents how I feel at this point in my life. I wrote it out of hope, excitement, frustration, and based on my dreams. I think everyone will be able to relate to the feeling. Im anxious for you to see and hear what Ive been working on.
XFER: Well Ivan or whatever it is your name (lol) it's hard not to miss someone when we're so few. <3
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XFER: Ok Ivan, come back!
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Deleted: XFER, i am back. I have something that i think i can spend time posting here. IvanHoe Artists and Songs Chart is gonna be my main purpose here. not expecting people to read. Just me posting my ranking on all the artists i heard in my life. From famous
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Deleted: singer lady gaga to non famous singer Chris Wallace. From One Direction to Onerepublic.
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