In 2005, she was offered a role as Zoe Stewart on the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana, but she turned down the role because she was not interested in doing a television show.
She was more concerned with being a legitimate artist, and a film career was not really what she saw for herself. Rotem, Corey Williams, Soulshock & Karlin and Ryan Leslie. In the summer of 2006, the lead single from her second album, "Too Little Too Late", was released to radio stations.
Raised in Foxborough, Massachusetts, she performed in various singing competitions as a child, and after competing on the television show America's Most Talented Kids in 2003, she was noticed by record producer Vincent Herbert who asked her to audition for Blackground Records.
Jo Jo released her eponymous titled debut album in June 2004.
The first single was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, which made Jo Jo the youngest MTV Video Music Award nominee.
Jo Jo was released from her contract in October 2009 and a deal was reached with Blackground Records to have Jo Jo's third album distributed by Interscope Records.During her audition for Barry Hankerson, Hankerson told her that the spirit of his niece, the late singer Aaliyah, had brought her to him.She was signed to the label, and had recording sessions with producers The Underdogs and Soulshock & Karlin.Like debut tours by Tiffany and Britney Spears before her, it stopped at nine malls, starting at Atlanta's Northlake Mall and ending at South Shore Plaza near her hometown of Foxborough.When the single reached number one on the Top 40 Mainstream, she became, at age thirteen, the youngest solo artist to have a number-one single in America.Jo Jo's second album, The High Road, was released in October 2006.The album's lead single, "Too Little Too Late", was released in August 2006 and reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.Her second major film, RV, a comedy starring Robin Williams, was released on April 28, 2006. Jo Jo had to audition for the part five times, and eventually replaced an actress who had already been cast in the role. "Too Little Too Late" broke the record for the biggest jump into the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, moving from number 66 to number three in one week; this record was previously held by Mariah Carey with her 2001 single "Loverboy", which went from number 60 to number two.The album's second single, "How to Touch a Girl", experienced less success.She has Native American, Irish, Polish and French family background.She grew up in a one-bedroom apartment in Foxborough in a low-income family.