Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week, Billboard taps chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard’s Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible.
At this point last year, JoJo was just days away from unveiling re-recorded versions of her first two albums on Dec. 20, 2018, her 28th birthday. The releases marked an important chapter-closing moment for her, as she spent the first half of this decade in a legal battle with her former label, Blackground Records.
Now happily releasing music on her own label, Clover Music (a joint venture with Warner Records), JoJo has put out two singles in 2019, most recently unveiling the soulful breakup tune “Sabotage” featuring rising hip-hop artist Chika. It’s only the beginning of more to come from the “Say Love” singer, who plans to release an album next year. And with 2020 just around the corner, JoJo is gearing up for a new year — and a new decade — with a playlist fit for a fresh start.
JoJo created a Takeover Tuesday playlist titled “New Year, New You,” with 14 tracks that are sure to get anyone in the right mindset to confidently take on 2020. The playlist features several fiery tunes that arrived this year, including Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” (from his freshly No. 1 album Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial) and The Weeknd‘s “Heartless.”
There’s also, appropriately, plenty of tracks from badass females on JoJo’s playlist, including Lizzo‘s “Juice,” Kesha‘s Big Freedia collaboration “Raising Hell” and Cardi B‘s “Money.” She included “Sabotage” too, sending an important message to fans for the new year: “Leave any habits or thoughts that don’t serve you behind!”
Get hyped for 2020 with JoJo’s “New Year, New You” Takeover Tuesday playlist below, as well as some comments from JoJo herself.
Cardi B, “Money”: “I was born to flex! This one is for everyone focused on their business in 2020.”
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Juicy J, “Simon Says”: “Pretty much every song of Meg’s make me wanna work on my stamina, coordination, and leg strength. She’s that bitch — period!”
Doja Cat feat. Tyga, “Juicy”: “Love her. Add this to any workout playlist and thrive.”
DaBaby, “BOP”: “Woooooo every time this comes on, I’m hype! I’m gonna be doing the dances from the video New Year’s Eve and beyond.”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”: “Sounds like victory — infectious melodies. And that string sample?! Epic.”
Lil Baby & Gunna, “Drip Too Hard”: “Confidence on a billi!”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”: “One of my all time favorites from one of my favorite artists. How can you listen to this and not feel invincible.”
JoJo feat. Chika, “Sabotage”: “Take a good hard look within. Forgive yourself and others, and leave any habits or thoughts that don’t serve you behind! No room for self sabotage this year.”
Khalid, “Up All Night”: “When you’re excited and passionate about something, working your a– off/staying up all night feels like a small price to pay. See your dreams coming to life!”
Partynextdoor feat. Drake, “Loyal”: “Sexy…makes me wanna wine up my and sweat.”
The Weekend, “Heartless”: “There are some lines in here that are just wild AF and make me feel like a savage kingpin.”
Shaed feat. Zayn, “Trampoline”: “Great to hear Zayn again. I been havin dreams — love the imagery in the lyrics.”
Kesha feat. Big Freedia, “Raising Hell”: “Get it girl. Drop it down low. Big Freedia’s parts make me soooo happy.”
Lizzo, “Juice”: “Like a fresh squeezed glass of orange juice. Rise and shine babies.”