The High Road This 15-year-old reality-show discovery ( America's Most Talented Kid ) — turned — platinum artist — turned — actress ( RV ) isn't just another… The High Road This 15-year-old reality-show discovery ( America's Most Talented Kid ) — turned — platinum artist — turned — actress ( RV ) isn't just another… 2006-10-17 JoJo Pop
Music Review

The High Road (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 17, 2006; Lead Performance: JoJo; Genre: Pop

This 15-year-old reality-show discovery (America's Most Talented Kid) — turned — platinum artist — turned — actress (RV) isn't just another lightweight pop clone. She's a vocal phenom, capable of Mariah Carey-style upper-register flourishes. And except for one ballistic Swizz Beatz track, her second CD is full of flirty grooves and the best songwriting a major-label budget can buy (hit single ''Too Little Too Late''). Like Britney and Xtina, a few tunes hint at precocious sexuality (''The Way You Do Me''), but The High Road is surprisingly elegant and understated.

Originally posted Oct 20, 2006 Published in issue #904 Oct 27, 2006 Order article reprints