She is portrayed by Ashleigh Murray. Josie is a student at Riverdale High School and was the lead singer, as well as the guitarist of her band, Josie and the Pussycats. However, after she secretly made the decision to pursue a solo music career, Valerie Brown and Melody Valentine disbanded the group. Her father whose a man of music, gave her the name Josephine, naming Josie after the late singer Josephine Baker.
Because of this, she often struggles to gain his approval while also trying to impress him. Unlike her father, Josie's mother, Sierra, is far more encouraging of her talents, especially where her band and music are concerned.
They both Myth Takes - !!! - The Black Sessions "black excellence", especially when the choice of the band members are concerned. A snooty and ambitious teen. Spinning off from her time in the small town of Riverdale, a now something Josie sets off on a new adventure to make it in the big city.
More determined than ever to break into the music scene as the next Diana Ross, Josie finds herself forging new friendships, falling into new relationships, and, one day, becoming the star she is destined to be. Josie grew up in Riverdale. She was primarily raised by her motheras her father was often away on business.
In Josie's early years, her mother became the mayor of Riverdale, and consequently, she and her mother had to endure the hate mail and slanderous messages people were sending to them. Sometime prior to her introduction to the series, she formed a musical group that would later become known as Josie and the Pussycats. Josie, along with the other two members Valerie and Melodyspent their time practicing in the stock room at Power Records where they worked.
One day, Josie came to rehearsal with a bag of cheap cat ears from the Halloween store. With her goals in sight, she plans on making it big; winning the Rockland County's Battle of the Bands the prior year was only the beginning. As Josie, Valerieand Melody rehearsed for their upcoming performance, they were interrupted by Archie Andrewswho was interested in writing for the group.
However, Josie swiftly declined Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boy offer, explaining that the Pussycats were building a brand for themselves, creating a look and telling a story in the process. She planned to continue telling their story through the songs they write. She made her stance on the topic clear, telling Archie that it was never going to happen. That night, Josie and the Pussycats performed a cover of " All Through the Night " during the back-to-school semi-formalat Cheryl Blossom 's behest.
Josie and the Pussycats performed on stage at the school Pep Rallyfollowing an introduction by Josie's mother. Afterward, she gave Cheryl a big hug.
Things were good until Cheryl raced off Bötz - Various - Vor Der Flut (Hommage An Einen Wasserspeicher) in tears, leaving Josie, as well as everyone else, in a state of confusion. As a favor to CherylJosie agreed to assist Archie with his music.
The Pussycats would be performing at the Taste of Riverdaleso they would be rehearsing every night that week in preparation. She invited Archie to quietly sit in on their rehearsals, in hopes that he might learn something. The night of their first rehearsal, she was inclined to ask what it is that Archie expected to achieve. He just wanted to write for them. Josie questioned if he thought that he was qualified enough to write for the Pussycats and divas of color. She reminded him that they didn't live in the big city, and although people's minds were opening up there were still people out there who are very close-minded, Variatio 28 A 2 Clav.
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They were called the Pussycats because they had to claw their way into the same rooms that someone like Archie could just walk into, so she refused to believe that he could write her experience, as he couldn't possibly relate. However, her feelings towards his abilities may have shifted once he displayed a minor amount of his songwriting capabilities.
Josie was amused by Archie 's failed audition for the 75th annual Variety Showin which the pressure became too much for Archie, and he choked. Josie's diva tendencies were at an all-time high during the Pussycats rehearsal for the variety show, where she accused both Valerie and Melody of failing to secure their parts. This led to a massive fight between Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boy and Valerie, which ultimately ended in Valerie leaving the group, as Josie gave Val a choice between her and the Pussycats or Archie.
Josie approached her mother with the dilemma involving Valerie's exit from the Pussycats, and that they couldn't just replace her as she wrote their songs. However, Sierra informed Josie that she was the only Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boy that was irreplaceable, everyone else was disposable as far as Josie's mother was concerned.
Her mother explained that a new sound could have been good for the Pussycats, as Josie knows how much her father hated Pop music, she was then cut off as she attempted to explain that the Pussycats weren't I Like It - Various - 24 No 1s Of The 60s. Josie's father was missing two concerts to be at her upcoming performance, so both Josie and her mother would hate to disappoint him.
Sierra suggested that she quickly find a new member, someone skinny and beautiful, but not more skinny and beautiful than her, and Josie's mother also reminded her about their branding, that being women of color.
The next day at schoolJosie and Melody's search for a new Pussycat would soon come to an end, as they were joined by Veronicawho wanted a source to channel her aggression. The three of them then proceeded to strut down the hallway in front Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boy everyone, including Archie and Valerie.
During their first rehearsal without Valerie, a problem arose as Veronica was unfocused, which Josie called her on. She wondered what problem a rich girl like Veronica could really have to go Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boyseeing as Josie saw her problem as the top priority since her father was missing Jazz fest to see her perform. Veronica felt bad that Josie had daddy issues, but she should be grateful that she could at least be in the same room as her father because Veronica didn't have that luxury, having not seen her dad in three months, after she realized that Veronica had it far worse, Josie apologized.
That night, Josie attended a dinner proposal at Hermione Lodge 's home, which was being hosted by Fred Andrews. At the dinner, she informed her father that Valerie quit the Pussycats and that their new member was Veronica, who she claimed was really talented.
Following the dinner proposal, Josie met up with Veronica at Pop's shoppewhere they two of them shared sob stories, for Josie, no matter how hard she tried, she couldn't impress her father.
Veronica's sob story was the discovery that her mother was in a relationship with Fred Andrews, which Josie didn't approve of, but she suggested that there may be another side of the story that's worth hearing. The night of the Variety Show had finally come, Josie Strict Border - Zoo Business EP approached by Valerie, who she informed that her spot had already been filled, despite the fact that Valerie was no longer performing with Archie.
After thinking it over for a moment, Josie allowed Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boy back into the Pussycats, saying "I suppose there's always room for one more kitty in my litter-box. Moments later, the Pussycats took the stage and put on a wonderful performance, which everyone seemed Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boy enjoy, but her father. He left halfway through the Pussycats performance, and while Josie put on a brave face for the crowd, it left her in tears afterward, as she cried her eyes out in the bathroom, while her mother comforted her.
Josie assisted in the search for Polly Cooper throughout Eversgreen Forestwhere they headed East, towards Sweetwater Riveras that's the route Polly would have taken if she wanted to leave Riverdale undiscovered.
She branched off into a small group with ArchieBettyJugheadValerieand Melodyunfortunately, they had no success in finding Polly. That night, she accompanied VeronicaKevinand Reggie to a nightclub called the Roving Eyewhere they danced the night away.
Upon tiring themselves out, the four of them found a booth to cool down in, Josie told Veronica to finish her drink, as she practically left her body on the floor, something that Veronica wished she could actually do at times. Veronica explained that the lawyers and police took everything from them when her father was arrested, and despite her mother telling her Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boy no one could ever take her name, that's exactly what Hermione did like it was nothing.
The club manager then returned with Veronica's credit card, he claimed it had been reported stolen, and that he was supposed to call the police, Josie explained to him that he was more than welcome to do that, but then she Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boy call her mother, Sierra McCoythe mayor of Riverdale.
That day. The entire time, unmindful that they were being suspected as potential killers in the murder of Jason Blossom. In the days leading up to the 75th Anniversary JubileeJosie was approached by Archiewho insisted that she take a look at his song, to which she did, and she was fairly impressed, commenting that Archie was getting better with every song.
Having previously been told that Archie would be performing with the Pussycats at the Jubilee, he requested that they play his song during the event. Unfortunately for Archie, while his song was good, Josie had to deny his request because her mother had already approved " Astronaut ". She understood that Archie's song was about his friends, who had been through hell and back, but the Jubilee was for the entire town.
A couple days later, after learning from Veronica that Archie saved Cheryl from drowning at Sweetwater RiverJosie thanked Archie Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boy allowing him to perform his song.
Hearing that Archie 's father was shot at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe (Shes) Some Kind Of Wonderful - The Fantastic Johnny C - (Shes) Some Kind Of Wonderful a gun-wielding assailant wearing a black hood, Josie, Melody40 Sol Mineur - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Ferenc Fricsay Et LOrchestre Symphonique De Vienne* - Sym headed down to Riverdale General Hospital to show their love and support for Archie and his family during their time of need.
Josie stated that the Pussycats are giving as many of their nine lives as Fred requires for a speedy recovery. Learning earlier from Veronica that Archie was down at the Sheriff Station to identify a potential suspect, Josie asked Archie if they were successful in apprehending the shooter.
Unfortunately, Archie informed her that they had no such luck. In addition to her duties as a PussycatsJosie was the newest recruit of the River Vixens. She was excited to both work on her moves and be a team player, as long as she's in the front, which was Cheryl 's position. A couple days later, with Cheryl and Melody at her side, Josie confronted Betty at Pop's during Retro Night to find out why she posted all over social media that the Pussycats would be performing a free concert at the diner.
Betty explained that had she asked Josie to perform, she would've said no, so instead, she decided to force Josie's hand into performing. If Josie's mother even hears that she stepped foot in the diner, she'd be in a lot of trouble.
In spite of that, Josie cared about the shoppe, and Betty knew this to be true. Josie explained that even if she wanted to help, they were one Pussycat down because Valerie had Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boy norovirus. Luckily, Cheryl was there to fill in, commenting that if Josie can be a Vixen, then she can be a Pussycat. Josie loved Pop Tate 's cheese fries, Melody noted. So, she had as much reason to want the shoppe open as anyone else.
With all in agreement, the Pussycats stood on top of the roof of Pop's diner and performed Milkshake for the crowd below. Josie and the Pussycats sang in the music room at school for Veronica 's out of town friend, Nick St.
He complimented the ladies on their singing capabilities, referring to them as pearls before the swine of Riverdalebefore inviting them all to a party that he was hosting in his hotel room, in their honor, at the Five Seasons.
After having a few drinks, Nick recommended they kick the party up with some Jingle Jangle that he scored from Reggie. The Pussycats did not hesitate to partake in the night's drug-fueled escapades.
Unfortunately, their high was blown after an argument between Betty and Veronica erupted within the hotel room, which ended with Betty leaving early after she made claims of Veronica being a bad person and how she was only Ballet Dancer - The Twins - A Wild Romance friend due to circumstances. The next day, after a night of wild partying, the Pussycats performed Out Tonight at the SoDale Gala Openingwhich was being hosted by Veronica's family.
They took to the stage and gave a wonderful performance before the crowd. Josie Wales* - Change Rude Boyit was during their performance that they noticed Nick headed into the back with Cheryl, who could barely walk on her own. Concerned for her well-being, the Pussycats left the stage in search of Nick and Cheryl. They discovered Nick, in one of the bedrooms, getting undressed, as he prepared to rape Cheryl, who was barely conscious.
Fortunately, the Pussycats arrived in time to save her. They pulled Nick away from Cheryl, and like a pack of wild animals savagely attacked him. As Veronica, Melody, and Valerie made sure that Nick suffered for his actions, Josie checked on Cheryl to ensure that she was unharmed.
They were joined by Betty soon thereafter. In Veronica's bedroom, Archie asked where Nick was in that moment, though Cheryl instructed him to put his cape away because the Pussycats had already saved her. Cheryl then announced that she would be pressing charges because she wanted Nick to be held accountable for his actions, for him to pay and suffer for what he tried to do to her.
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