The Nickelodeon and Dance Moms star JoJo Siwa made history on her D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, becoming the youngest person to not only perform at the the O2 Arena, but headline a show at the stadium.
Currently, Siwa is on the international leg of her world tour, which was announced back in November 2018. She performed in London to a sold-out crowd of 10,000 people over the weekend, and ahead of the show, she expressed to her followers on Instagram that she’s “always wanted to set a record like this,” thanking her fans for believing in her.
“10,000 people, sold out, the youngest person to ever perform/headline at the O2 arena, show $86, best night of my life,” she said following the show. “My dad said I did a good job and he’s really proud, my mom said you did better yesterday…JK, my mom said she loves me no matter what. That was crazy, unreal, a long-time dream of mine come true, the ‘Best one yet.'”
The 16-year-old first garnered attention in the industry on Lifetime’s reality TV show Dance Moms. She left the show to pursue other opportunities, where she was featured on Nickelodeon shows Make It Pop, the Thundermans, Lip Sync Battle Shorties, and School of Rock. Siwa is known as a breath of fresh air, with a positive spirit, rainbows, unique fashion choices, and colorful bows in her side-ponytail. While she’s different from most teenagers in the industry – and is often compared to 17-year-old Billie Eilish – she has a completely different type of music.
“Thank you to everyone who accepts me for who I am!” Siwa said on her Instagram page recently. “Trust me, I know I’m different from most 16yr olds, I know I dress different, I know I act different, I know people my age don’t normally live life the way I live mine, but I get to do what I love 24/7 and I get to inspire the next generation of kids on such important incredible things like being kind, being confident, and having fun! Love you guys.”
Siwa is slated to stop next on her tour in Dublin, Ireland, followed by gigs down under in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne in January.
Last Updated on November 6, 2019 by Olivia Perreault