JoJo Levesque has signed a deal with Atlantic Records, reports Pop & Hiss. Her fans strongly lobbied for her release, even launching a #FreeJoJo campaign on Twitter; last summer, the battle with Blackground went public after the singer filed a suit to be released from the label and its imprint Da Family Records.
In the suit, filed in New York State Supreme Court in July and obtained by The Times, the singer claimed that the labels had essentially been holding her hostage for the better part of seven years.
Among her complaints in the suit was that Blackground and Da Family failed to release her third album despite delivery and acceptance of recordings and that the labels neglected to pay producers and ‘other vendors’ she collaborated with.
More important, she argued that because her deal with the labels was signed when she was a minor, laws in both New York and California stipulated that she could not be bound to the contract after a period of seven years.
Finally free of label strife, the 23-year-old is on track to issue her long-gestating third album. She signed the new deal with Atlantic in December. JoJo is set to make her film return in ‘G.B.F.,’ which arrives in theaters on Friday.