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JoJo 'disappointed' with former record label

R&B singer Jojo marked the anniversary of her debut album by confessing she is "disappointed" with her former label bosses for pulling the record from streaming services.

The star released her self-tilted record 12 years ago on Wednesday (22Jun16), and took to Facebook to celebrate the milestone by thanking her fans for helping to launch her career.


However, the pointed message also called out executives at Blackground Records for refusing to put the album on popular Internet streaming services.


She wrote, "12 years ago TODAY, I was 13 years old, and I released my debut album. So surreal. Wow. To say I'm sad and frustrated that this album is no longer available on iTunes and Spotify because of my previous label is a massive... understatement. That was such an important time in my life and set the foundation for the career I'm building brick my brick.


"For those who've supported me since the beginning- THANK YOU FOR CHANGING MY LIFE YOURE THE... COOLEST I LOVE YOU MADLY FOREVER AND EVER!!!!!!!!"


The JoJo album, which featured her hit single Leave (Get Out), and her follow-up record The High Road were both released under Blackground. However, she later entered a lengthy legal battle with the chiefs of the firm, which prevented her from releasing new music for nearly a decade.


The singer, now 25, successfully sued her old label in a court battle that lasted more than seven years, after it was revealed that it was illegal for her to have signed a contract as a minor.


Now with new record label Interscope JoJo plans to release her third studio album this year (16).