In the past year, Jo Jo had been building back trust with her family, including her father, who lived in Boston.They began meeting up as a trio, reconnecting whenever their schedules allowed and remembering why they loved each other.You may remember that when she was 13, she had a massive hit, “Leave (Get Out).” She was “TRL” huge -- starring in movies with Robin Williams and Emma Roberts and dropping two albums.Her second was released a decade ago, in 2006, and we haven’t seen a full-length LP from her since.A bright music star whose abundant talent was inherited from her parents, Jo Jo is the daughter of blues singer Joel Levesque and a church soloist named Diana born on December 20, 1990 in Vermont, USA with the name Joanna Noelle Levesque.Spending her early life in Foxborough, Massachusetts then New Jersey, she has nurtured her singing knack at such a young age of 2, at first imitating the tunes her mother often hummed before infusing her own spin on everything from nursery rhymes to pop tunes as she grew up.Her parents split when she was 4, and the singer was raised and managed by her mom.
I was like, 'Yo, this year's about to be amazing,'" Jo Jo said with a sly smile."I don't know if he knew that he was ailing, I don't know," she said, sharing that they'd been talking more and more in the past few months."But I can always feel good because our last conversations, we were so connected.Selfishly, I wanted to tell her how it affected me.
My own father, who suffered from alcoholism, had softened up too in the months before his death two years ago.I was so excited to talk to him." A few weeks before we met for dinner this past Spring, Jo Jo had released the video for “Save My Soul,” dedicated to her dad.