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JoJo is pictured attending the Refinery29 29Rooms on Dec. 4, 2018 in Los Angeles. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Refinery29

Update — 12/21/18 1:05 p.m. EST: JoJo’s 2018 rerecordings of her first two albums, as well as her singles “Demonstrate” and “Disaster,” became available on streaming platforms and iTunes on Friday. She put out the content under her own Clover Music Recordings imprint.

Original Story: It might be JoJo’s birthday, but she’s giving fans the greatest gift: New music. Well, old music made new again.

The singer’s rerecording her first album and shared snippets of the new versions of the songs on Instagram. “JoJo, Album One / ’04,” is written on one of the Instagram photos.

JoJo stepped on the scene in 2004 with her hit single, “Leave (Get Out),” and with her self-titled debut album, from Blackground Records, later that year. The record featured favorites like “Baby It’s You,” “Not That Kinda Girl” and “Homeboy,” among many others. Now, 14 years later, fans are about to hear her grown-up vocals on the iconic tracks.

This isn’t just about doing something fun for fans on her birthday, this is about doing something special and meaningful for them, and for her. In 2006, she released her second album, “The High Road,” on the same label as her first, and then the issues began.

The singer had a tumultuous few years as she fought with Blackground because they weren’t releasing her music or releasing her from her contract. Eventually, she was able to battle her way out and put out her third studio album, “Mad Love,” via Atlantic Records, in 2016. Last year, she mentioned starting a joint venture with Interscope.

It took 10 years for her to be able to put out her third album, but she never stopped making music for herself and for fans along the way. She put out a few mixtapes and EPs — a couple of which she also dropped on or close to her birthday — over the years, and even went on tour earlier this year to perform those tracks as a way to thank the fans who stuck by her side all this time.

Just like she used mixtapes as a workaround to her old label not putting out her music before, now she’s using an updated version of her debut album as a workaround to them once again.

In 2016, Blackground Records took down JoJo’s first two albums from iTunes and Spotify, leaving fans without a lot of her music. She wrote on Facebook that year to talk about how “sad and frustrated” she was about it because of that “was such an important time in my life and set the foundation for the career I’m building brick my brick.”

She also thanked fans for supporting her “since the beginning,” and now she’s thanking them once again, but this time with music. Blackground won’t put out the original album, but she’s recorded covers of her own songs to work around the issue. On Instagram, her photos even make up a cover — or reimagination — of her original album cover.

The songstress turns 28 today, and this is her reintroduction.