The Flashback Fridays #2 For 10/23/15: Jojo - Leave (Get Out) (2004)
Before major label troubles that showcased how she was certainly the opposite of a soft, cookie cutter pop princess some wanted to carve her into, Jojo really appeared to be someone who would have the status that Taylor Swift occupies now.
Back in 2004, "Leave (Get Out)" was a powerful enough beginning for her, with this video retired on MTV's TRL thanks to the quality production of Danish R&B/soul producers Soulshock & Karlin. It reached #12 on the Billboard 100 and was a force across the world, especially Down Under in Australia and New Zealand.
Though Jojo now hates how this song and the rest of her first album sounded, she's still appreciates it enough due to it being her start in the game. And though she has never built on that early promise thanks to the aforementioned label struggles, along with the occasional difficulties for many childhood stars to keep their illumination going into their young adulthood, Jojo is certainly not giving up hope of reaching the top.
So, without further adu (no pun intended to her and former boyfriend Freddy Adu), it's Jojo's first single, from 2004, "Leave (Get Out)."
Quite the contrast from the first Flashback of the day choice this week, isn't it? More to come at The Whole Delivery.