Joanna Noëlle Levesque (born December 20, 1990), known professionally as JoJo, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Raised in Foxborough, Massachusetts, she began performing in singing competitions and local talent shows from a young age. In 2003, Record producer Vincent Herbert noticed her after she competed on the television show America’s Most Talented Kids and asked her to audition for his record label Blackground Records. Having signed with them that same year, JoJo released her eponymous debut studio album the following year in June 2004. It peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling over four million copies worldwide to date.
With her debut single “Leave (Get Out)“, peaking atop the US Billboard Pop songs chart, JoJo became the youngest solo artist in history to top the chart at age 13. The song peaked at 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the RIAA along with its follow-up single “Baby It’s You”. Her second studio album The High Road (2006) spawned her first top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Too Little Too Late“, peaking at number three, becoming her first single to be certified platinum by the RIAA. The album was later certified gold, selling over three million copies worldwide to date. Record label disputes prevented JoJo from commercially releasing her third studio album, she released two mixtapes independently, Can’t Take That Away from Me (2010) and Agápē (2012).  Following her contractual release, JoJo signed with Atlantic Records in 2014 and released her first commercial extended play “III.” (2015) while her third studio album Mad Love, (2016) finally materialized, becoming her third top ten album on the Billboard 200. JoJo left Atlantic the following year and founded her own record label Clover Music through a joint venture with Warner Records, where she re-recorded and re-released her debut and sophomore albums as the labels first project in December 2018. JoJo released the first single from her fourth studio album ‘’Sabotage’’ in October 2019.
In addition to her music career, JoJo has also pursued a career in acting. In 2006, she made her on-screen feature film debut in Aquamarine and R.V. alongside Robin Williams. She has also had guest appearances on several television shows beginning with The Bernie Mac Show (2002), American Dreams (2004), Romeo! (2006), Hawaii Five-0 (2011) and Lethal Weapon (2017). Other films JoJo has appeared in include the Lifetime Television film True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet (2008) and G.B.F. (2013).
And in her third interview, the singer revealed on ITV’s Lorraine this week that yes, she’s writing songs about Mendes now. Genuinely, she is so thrilled to be with him. “I’ve known him for such a long time and I don’t know, he just feels like home to me,” she said, via Entertainment Tonight. “Yeah, I’m really happy.”
Are there songs about Mendes on her upcoming album Romance? Cabello wasn’t coy about it; there absolutely are: “Towards the end there were, yeah, yeah,” she said.
Expect mostly candid confessions on the tracks about Mendes along with her ex-boyfriend Matthew Hussey. (Their relationship ended this summer, shortly before she and Mendes started dating.) Cabello said she held back a little though: “It’s hard because I know people will know things are about them. Sometimes I won’t put that line in because it will hurt the other person’s emotions.”
She added that this is really the first time in her 22-year life that she has been in love. “I literally did not have time to fall in love before the age of 20, because I was just working all the time,” she said. “Everything from my first album was drawn from my imagination. I was single for, like, 20 years.”
Mendes, meanwhile, has spoken more conservatively about Cabello during fan Q&As. He spoke about their typical date on October 5: “Camila and I will basically wake up and find the nearest coffee we can find,” Mendes said. “She’ll have, basically, half a coffee and I’ll have, like, three. We’re always in different countries and cities when we hang out with each other.”