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JoJo Returns With New Single & Video “F**k Apologies” feat. Wiz Khalifa

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JoJo is ready to make her long-awaited return. After releasing a trio of singles last year, the singer teams with Wiz Khalifa on “F**k Apologies,” the new single from her upcoming Atlantic Records debut.

Shot in L.A., the clip was directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini (Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey). The Taylor Gang leader kicks it off with his unapologetic verse (“I ain’t apologizing for shit, I do what I want”), while JoJo embraces her flaws and all.

“I’m not perfect, I got pride / That’s not what it is this time / So fuck apologies, I would say I’m sorry if I really meant it,” she sings while making out and swimming in a pool.

JoJo’s third album, Mad Love., is due tout Oct. 14 via Atlantic Records featuring contributions from Oscar Holter (P!nk, Tori Kelly), Whiskey Water (Nick Jonas), and Justin Tranter.

Prior to releasing the album, JoJo will join Fifth Harmony’s “7/27 Tour” through Sept. 17.

Check out the single and video below.

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Video: Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful

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Alessia Cara empowers with the video to her new single, “Scars to Your Beautiful.”

In honor of her 20th birthday, the “Here” songstress has revealed her moving visuals about self-love. “You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are,” she sings. “You don’t have to change a thing, the world can change its heart.”

Several people share personal struggles with self-love in the video, including JoJo, who makes a cameo. “A lot of people aren’t afraid to give their opinions,” she says. “Whether they’re hurtful or not.”

Teaming up with the empowerment campaign I Am That Girl, Cara explains why the track is important to her. “The world sometimes tells us that we shouldn’t be happy with ourselves if we don’t fit certain standards of beauty,” she told Cosmopolitan. “‘Scars To Your Beautiful’ is my reminder that beauty isn’t only one look, shape, size, or color. Beauty comes in all forms—tangible and intangible—inside and out. We need to recognize that.”

She will perform the potent single on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on July 19. After that, on Sept. 29, she will hit the road for a 21-city run on the “Know-It-All Tour Part 2.”

Watch the video for “Scars to Your Beautiful” below.

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JoJo Performs “Say Love” with PS22 Chorus

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JoJo love the kids!  The Atlantic Records singer has been promoting her “tringle” of singles with appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night.” She recently visited Public School 22 in Staten Island and joined the PS22 elementary school chorus for a special rendition of her ballad “Say Love.”

JoJo starts off acapella before the fifth graders add their beautiful harmonies. When it was all done, JoJo was ready to take them on tour with her.

“This was amazing,” she gushed. “I wish they were on the road with me. Why can’t we get them all passports and why can’t we travel the world together?”

The PS22 chorus performed at the Oscars in 2011 and has covered songs including Eminem’s “Not Afraid” and Nicki Minaj’s “Marilyn Monroe.”

Check out the performance below.

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JoJo Stuns With Performance of “Save My Soul” on “Seth Meyers”

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One of the few people we’re anticipating a full album from currently is the very talented JoJo. If her past efforts from her youth up until her most recent delivery of the ‘Tringle‘ project aren’t enough to validate our reasoning, seeing her do live and acoustic performances should be good enough.

Marking her first network performance of the incredible single “Save My Soul” on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” last night, the powerhouse vocalist held up to the standards that we’ve all secretly set for her.

Dressed in all black and backed by some singers who exude #BlackGirlMagic, we absolutely can’t wait to see what JoJo hands out this year for both new and old fans to bask in.

While we’re sure that she’ll have the backing that she needs this time around, we’re hoping “Save My Soul” gets the respect it deserves!

Take a look at the performance below!

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JoJo Delivers Acoustic Performance of “Save My Soul”

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Now that we officially have JoJo off of hiatus, the young singer is wasting NO time giving us what we missed over the years.

Delivering an exceptional acoustic performance of her newest single “Save My Soul,” the powerful vocalist has us in awe every time she debuts one of these. Emotionally filled and vocally impressive, the performance is a great representation of her talent.

Talking about the song, JoJo explains, “‘Save My Soul’ is a song about addiction, and I grew up seeing addiction very close to me; Both my parents have struggled with it. So as a kid, you don’t kinda know when the bottom is going to fall through or what’s gonna happen next. I’ve also struggled with feeling powerless to definitely a situation; I’ve felt powerless to a person, and just, you know, certain things in life. So, it’s when you feel out of control, that’s what it’s about. To me, it’s like the addict singing to whatever it is that they feel powerless to.”

Watch JoJo give it her all below:

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Video: JoJo – Save My Soul

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JoJo kicks off the new year in a very personal way. Following the visuals for “When Love Hurts” and “Say Love,” the powerhouse singer debuts her most personal video yet for “Save My Soul.” The gripping video was directed by her friend Zelda Williams and is dedicated to JoJo’s father, who lost his battle with addiction late last year. Shot in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park in California, the song tackles all forms of addiction and its effects on people and those around them.

“‘Save My Soul’ is about addiction. Of all kinds. I wanted to convey the feeling of powerlessness I’ve felt in my life in an uncomplicated way and show a range of what it might look like for others who’ve been there,” explained JoJo. “We filmed this video about a month before my father lost his decades long battle with addiction. His death honestly felt like it came out of nowhere…and yet I had been mourning him for years…if that makes any sense. I know all too well from seeing it around me that the fight is not easy. It’s every day. All consuming. I’m not mad at my dad. I love him and I’m sad. He is my greatest heartbreak.”

Williams, whose late father Robin Williams also battled addiction, added, “To say the ‘Save My Soul’ video means a lot to me would be an understatement of stupendous proportions…it’s not even our shared experiences with addiction and loved ones who suffered from them, though that is the very real inspiration behind this song and video. ‘Save My Soul’ is Jo’s very real, very honest ode to addiction, and in her expressing her truth, I wanted to give others the opportunity to do the same.”

Watch the powerful new video below:

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JoJo Surprises Fans With New EP ‘#LoveJo2’

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Christmas is arriving a little early for JoJo fans! Participating in the early gift giving the talented singer has surprised us with the brand new EP #LoveJo2 – which serves as the follow-up to her 2014 Valentine’s Day drop, #LoveJo.

Arriving 2 days before her birthday, the four-track set hosts production from Noisecastle III, JordanXL, and Austin Brown.

Featuring a remix to her popular single “When Love Hurts,” which is mashed up with Mary J. Blige’s ’90s hit “Real Love,” a cover of Soul II Soul’s “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me),” and a full version of “Thinkin Out Loud,” the short yet effective piece of work is hopefully a sign that her album will be in our hands, and iTunes accounts soon!

Take a listen below:

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Watch: JoJo Performs “When Love Hurts” on ‘The Tonight Show’

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While traveling across North America on her “I Am JoJo Tour,” the singer-songwriter stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday.

Backed by The Roots, JoJo delivered a strong performance of her Benny Blanco-produced single “When Love Hurts.” Showcasing her powerful pipes she started off with an a cappella before they kicked up the tempo, and she nailed all the high notes.

“Thank you @jimmyfallon and crew for the incredible opportunity to live my dream tonite,” said a grateful JoJo. “I couldn’t be more thankful and excited to be in such legendary company.”

Watch her performance below:

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