Joseph Anthony Somers-Morales (born September 11, 1987), better known by his stage name SoMo, is an American singer and songwriter. He started performing at a very young age but spent most of his childhood away from music until his early twenties, when he received a piano from his mother. He recorded a cover of Chris Brown's "Crawl" and, in November 2009, uploaded the clip to YouTube. Its popularity encouraged him to continue uploading covers, including a medley of songs from Drake's Take Care released the same day as the album. On September 11, 2012 -- his birthday -- he released My Life, a mixtape featuring some of his first originals written with Cody Tarpley. The following year he signed to Republic, which remastered and re-released My Life. SoMo's self-titled debut album, the majority of which was produced by Mick Schultz (Jeremih), was released in April 2014 and debuted at number six on the Billboard 200. My Life II, featuring an appearance from Trey Songz on the single "Hide & Freak," followed in September 2015. Between May 2016 and January 2017, SoMo released three tracks -- "Control," "First," and "Play" -- that were previews of his upcoming second studio album. That album, titled The Answers, finally arrived in March 2017. A mere six months later, SoMo released the mixtape, My Life III, via his own SoMo, LLC imprint. Throughout 2018, he remained prolific, releasing a series of singles that later appeared on his third proper solo album, A Beautiful November, released later that year.