MAD LOVE. – the long awaited new album from Atlantic recording artist JoJo – has made a spectacular chart debut following its first week in release. The album entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #6 while also coming in at #2 on “Digital Albums” and #4 on “Top Current Albums.” MAD LOVE. is available now in stores and at all DSPs and streaming services.
MAD LOVE. is JoJo’s first full-length collection in 10 years. After nearly 10 years of legal issues (which prevented her from releasing new music) and a public lawsuit filed against her former label, JoJo was finally released from her original recording contract. MAD LOVE., marks JoJo’s third consecutive release to debut in the top 10. The collection is highlighted by the lead single, “F*** Apologies (Feat. Wiz Khalifa),” as well as “FAB (Feat. Remy Ma),” “Mad Love.,” “Music.” and “I Can Only. (Feat. Alessia Cara).”“F*** Apologies (Feat. Wiz Khalifa)” is accompanied by a striking companion video, directed by EMMY® Award-nominated filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini (Beyoncé, Sia, Lana Del Rey). Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pScpXs7Ysdg.
“Music.” – the newest video release from MAD LOVE. – premiered earlier this month. Written by JoJo with Justin Tranter (Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani), Hayley Warner (Tori Kelly, Tina Arena), and Jussi Karvinen (Asking Alexandria), the song’s companion video pays tribute to her “life’s passion” with moving personal footage from her childhood to today. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m4xsDviZQM.
JoJo – who just wrapped with a major North American summer tour alongside Fifth Harmony –celebrated the release of MAD LOVE. with a performance of “No Apologies” (the clean version of “F*** Apologies”) live on NBC’s TODAY. JoJo also rocked MTV’s Wonderland with a stellar set highlighted by a version of 2004’s “Leave (Get Out)” as well as a performance of “No Apologies” alongside Wiz Khalifa.
JoJo will also be making a number of concert appearances in support of MAD LOVE., including the 96.1 KISS Halloween Party at Pittsburgh, PA’s Stage AE, set for this Friday, October 28th, as well as Los Angeles’ upcoming EW Popfest, scheduled for Sunday, October 30th. Next up will be a series of high profile holiday radio concerts. A full North American headline tour will be unveiled in the coming weeks. For complete details and updated ticket information, please visit iamjojoofficial.com.
JoJo’s first new album since 2006, MAD LOVE. is already earning wide-ranging media attention, spanning from Entertainment Tonight to Vogue, The Fader, MTV.com, and Elle, which praised the album’s “wide stylistic influences, ranging from slow-strutting electro-pop in Alessia Cara collaboration ‘I Can Only’ to minor-key R&B in ‘Honest’ and a sugary Motown-toasting title track.” “A bona fide comeback,” raved Idolator, “JoJo is finally at a place where her talent and life experiences are working hand-in-hand.” “(JoJo’s) first proper album in 10 years is here in all its triumphant, soulful glory,” noted NYLON, MAD LOVE. is a long time in the making, but man, was it worth the wait. Determination truly pays off.” JoJo turns “tales of love, friendship, and family into one bold coming-of-age statement,” declared Entertainment Weekly, “She’s one of her generation’s finest vocalists. Period.” JoJo has always been extremely passionate and outspoken about body image & the importance of self-confidence. She recently penned an inspiring essay about these topics for TIME Magazine’s MOTTO. Read it here: http://motto.time.com/4499425/jojo-body-image/.