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Mad Love: JoJo Is Re-Releasing Debut Album With Reworked Tracks

Due to a contractual bind with her former label, her original first album is not on streaming services.

It appears that R&B/pop prodigy Jojo is re-releasing her eponymous first album.

In several clips shared to her social media pages on her 28th birthday (Dec. 20), the Mad Love songbird revealed the re-release features reworked versions of the tracks that brought her to the forefront.

Earlier this year, producer Bryan-Michael Cox posted a picture of him, Jo and Jermaine Dupri in the studio. Producers Nash B, Forte Bowie and Supa were also reportedly working with the musician. We're hoping they're somehow involved in this exciting news.

Jojo's debut album was released in 2004, and spawned the hits “Baby, It’s You” and “Leave (Get Out).” The Massachusetts native became the youngest artist to have a top 40 song with the latter, which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fans are sure to be thrilled with the re-release, as her first album is unavailable on streaming services. Her former label Blackground, which kept her locked in a seven-year contractual bind, is the reason.

In 2017, she tweeted “My former label removed my music, I unfortunately have absolutely no control over what they do or don't do…I want to let bygones be bygones. I pray one day they put my music back up."

However, Jo always wants to make sure her longtime fans are taken care of. In a 2016 interview with VIBE, she stated “I'm really fortunate [to have fans] who’ve grown with me and have stayed committed and interested, and I don't take it for granted.” This one is for you!

READ MORE: (Re)Introducing JoJo: A Candid Chat With A Grown A** Woman

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Eminem's mother, Debbie reportedly married Mathers Jr. when she was 15 and he was 22. They had Em two years later. Shortly after, the couple reportedly split, leaving Eminem and his mom to move in with her family in Detroit while Mathers moved to California.

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