Leave (Get Out) JoJo
Song Title: Leave (Get Out)
Date of release: 24th of February 2004
Description: ” Leave (Get Out) ” is by JoJo ( Joanna Noëlle Blagden “JoJo” Levesque ), the American singer, songwriter and actress. The song was written by Soulshock, Kenneth Karlin and Alex Cantrell.
Soulshock ( Carsten Schack ) is a Danish record producer and songwriter. Born in the Aalborg suburb of Gug, Denmark, he began his music career as a DJ. From 1989 to 1991 he co-hosted the radio program The DUR (Dansk Ungdomsradio) on P3, which specializes in popular music from both established and upcoming artists. He hosted a Monday hip-hop radio show which became Radio Denmark’s first hip-hop program on the station.
In 1992,he immigrated to the United States where he met Kenneth Karlin and together they formed the production duo Soulshock & Karlin. Kenneth Karlin also known as just Karlin is a Danish songwriter and producer who is best known for his work with Carsten Schack. Before teaming up with Soulshock, Kenneth was already established in the Denmark jazz scene, as a producer he produced ” All Right Now ” for Patti Labelle.
” Leave (Get Out) “, produced by Soulshock & Karlin, was released on the 24th of February 2004 by record labels Da Family and Blackground and taken as the lead single from JoJo’s debut Album of the same name.
The Album was released on the 22nd of June 2004 by record labels Da Family Entertainment, Blackground Records and Universal Records. It debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 Chart with first week sales of 95,000.
JoJo had a dislike for the R&B and pop song and in fact most of the Album. When she performed the song at her most recent live appearances, she would arrange it to the point of being almost unrecognizable from the original.
Although JoJo didn’t have much time for the song, music critics liked it. AllMusic’s Johnny Loftus noted that ” Leave (Get Out) ” was one of the top tracks on the Album adding it ” doesn’t have a lot of staying power, but its guitar figure is a nice touch, and the chorus hits with the right amount of tell-off brashness “.
Writing for Yahoo! Music UK, Emma Morgan called the single JoJo’s signature song, she said the single would be “strong enough” to base a music career on, however she added that the singer had no identity beyond this.
The accompanying music video was directed by Erik White, American music video director. He has worked with a variety of artists including Tamar Braxton, La Toya Jackson, Daft Punk and Faith Evans. Choreography for the video was by Laurie Ann Gibson, the Canadian choreographer, director, television personality, singer, actress and dancer. She has worked on dance routines for many artists like Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.
” Leave (Get Out) ” was a commercial success for JoJo. In the United States the single entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number 99 and after 16 weeks had climbed to peak at number 12. The single spent a total of 29 weeks on the chart there.
Outside of the United States JoJo enjoyed international success with the single, reaching the top 5 in many European and Oceanic territories. In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK chart on the 11th of September 2004 and peaked at number 2. It spent 5 weeks in the top ten and a total of 11 weeks on the UK chart. The song also peaked at number 2 in Australia and New Zealand.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 12
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 2, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 16, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 4, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 18, Denmark (Tracklisten) 11, European Hot 100 Singles 2, France (SNEP) 12, Germany (Official German Charts) 9, Ireland (IRMA) 3, Italy (FIMI) 9, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 4, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 2, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 30, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 5
Official Website: Iamjojoofficial.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/JoJo
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/JoJo