R&B singer SoMo arrested on drug charge

By Ben Baby
Staff Writer

Former North Texas student and R&B singer Joseph Somers-Morales was arrested in Hickory Creek on Sunday night.

Somers-Morales, whose stage name is SoMo, was charged with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.  The charge is a Class B misdemeanor that is punishable up to a fine of $2,000, a jail sentence of 180 days or both. Somers-Morales posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Denton County jail on Monday morning.

Somers-Morales attended UNT from the fall of 2006 to the fall of 2007, according to the university. This was before the Denison native gained fame on the Internet and caught the eye of Republic Records. Republic signed SoMo in the fall of 2013, adding him to a stable that includes artists Drake, ZZ Top and PSY, just to name a few.

SoMo’s 2012 single, “Ride,” was certified Gold by the RIAA in April. The track was featured on his self-titled debut album.

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