You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

12

8

Final

Joanna Levesque, aka JoJo

JoJo found major success at 13.

Gail Oskin/WireImage.com/File

JoJo found major success at 13.

Foxborough

Singer/songwriter/actress

Continue reading below

Born 1990

Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque — aka JoJo — was 13 in June 2004 when she became the youngest solo artist in history to have a No. 1 single in the United States, “Leave,” from her debut album.

She started acting at age 4 and was offered a record contract at 6, although her mother turned it down. Still, she was performing in local theater and doing TV commercials and national TV shows from age 7. She was born in Brattleboro and was 5 when she moved to Foxborough, where she and her mother lived in a one-bedroom apartment.

In a 2002 interview with the Foxboro Reporter, she said her peers “can’t relate to me, and have a hard time understanding what I do. They pick on anything if you’re different. They say I act all high and mighty. It’s painful to come home crying from school.”

Levesque, who later moved to New Jersey, appeared in two major films in 2006: “Aquamarine” and “RV.” Last month, she signed with Atlantic Records, paving the way for a long-awaited third album.

SOURCES: Robert Gillis/Foxboro Reporter, Internet Movie Database, LATimes.com.

Sources: Robert Gillis/Foxboro Reporter, Internet Movie Database, LATimes.com.
Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com