Scribbled in history books for some good and not-so-good reasons, 2016 brought with it some of modern music’s most memorable moments.
As the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on 31 moments that rocked – and to some degree shaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.
Now, we’ll look back on songbird JoJo‘s long-awaited flight to freedom:
After serving up digital mixtapes and supporting visuals to keep her name in mention in the two years after the long-awaited liberation from her Blackground Records label home in 2014, this year finally brought with it news about JoJo’s 3rd album.
Announced in late summer 2016, the project – which was set to be released 10 years after her sophomore opus ‘The High Road‘ – was kicked off by the Wiz Khalifa-assisted ‘F*ck Apologies’:
Released in October 2016, the album ‘Mad Love’ (which came courtesy of Atlantic Records), was greeted with fan and critical acclaim alike. Debuting at #6 on the Billboard 200 with little promotion on major outlets and amidst stiff competition, the return to top 10 chart glory came as nothing less than a triumph for the once embattled starlet.
Here’s hoping album #4 will reach even higher heights on the Billboard 200 and is afforded the push it so deserves.