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 fame 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.
Struck by the success of SoMo’s independent national tour, Republic Records signed him to a record deal in October 2013. Following the 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.