SoMo (born Joseph Anthony Somers-Morales; September 11, 1987) is an American singer and songwriter from Denison, Texas. He began his professional music career in 2011, gaining recognition on YouTube with the release of original music and popular cover songs from singers such as Chris Brown, The Weeknd, and Drake. In 2013, he signed a record deal with Republic Records, and released remastered versions of his 2012 mixtape My Life and debut single "Ride". His self-titled debut album SoMo was released on April 8, 2014.

Career

In 2009, SoMo started recording covers in Denton, Texas. A successful 2011 mash-up of Drake's Take Care, led a massive draw to his YouTube channel, which has garnered 300M+ views on the platform. Throughout 2012, SoMo began to work on original music. His efforts in the studio yielded the independent debut mixtape My Life, merging R&B spirit with pop soul and showcasing his dynamic voice and songwriting powers. The mixtape was released for free on his birthday, September 11, 2013. Simultaneously, he released a new cover video every Sunday as part of his "SoMo Sunday" campaign.

Struck by the success of SoMo's independent national tour, Republic Records partnered with him in October 2013. Following the re-release of his single "Ride" in November 2013, the song peaked at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100. On February 12, 2014, SoMo announced the release date of his self-titled debut album, "SoMo", set for April 8, 2014.

On September 11, 2015, his 28th birthday, SoMo released My Life II, a sequel to his mixtape My Life.

SoMo released "Control" from his upcoming second studio album, on May 1, 2016.

SoMo released "First" from his upcoming second studio album, on August 5, 2016.

Discography

Albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertificationsSales
US
US R&B
US Heatseekers
My Life
  • Released: November 19, 2013
  • Label: Republic
  • Format: Digital download
24
SoMo
  • Released: April 8, 2014
  • Label: Republic
  • Format: CD, digital download
62
My Life II
  • Released: September 11, 2015
  • Label: Republic
  • Format: Digital download
509
"—" denotes a recording that didn't chart or wasn't released in that territory.

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
US
US R&B
"Ride"20137611SoMo
"Show Off"2014
"Hush"
"Hide & Freak"
(featuring Trey Songz)
2015My Life II
"—" denotes a recording that didn't chart or wasn't released in that territory.

Headlining Tours

  • The Less Stress More Love Tour (2016)
  • US Spring Tour (2016)
  • The Fallin' Up Tour (2015)
  • Spring Tour (2015)
  • The Wide Awake Tour (2014)
  • The Ride Tour (2013)
  • Show Off Tour (2013)