Next Up: Meet Coco Jones
By SGZ Staff
So you want to know Coco Jones?
Well, Essence.com featured her in “35 Under 35: Young, Black & Amazing,” joining the ranks of Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. Hollywood Records signed her. Her debut four-track EP album, “Made Of,” was made available on iTunes and in WalMart stores in March, followed by a visit to BET’s “106 and Park” to promote it.
And this summer, she is set to tour with budding heartthrob Austin Mahone and Mindless Behavior.
But this South Carolina-born, Lebanon, Tenn., raised 15-year-old is no stranger to the spotlight. Coco, according to Wikipedia, started performing at a young age, and at 9 years old she sang the National Anthem at a National Football League game. In 2010, Coco released a self-titled CD, “Coco Jones” which led to the concert series “UBU-Stop the Bullying.” That year, she also was runner-up on Disney’s “Next Big Thing.”
Coco quickly became nationally recognized after her portrayal of Roxie in the Disney film, “Let it Shine.” And in 2012, she released the single “Holla at the DJ.”
According to her interview in “Twist” Magazine, Coco will release the full album, “Made Of,” later this year. But until then you can hear her other singles, “Real You” and “U B U,” on Radio Disney and the “Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance” soundtrack for the TV series “Shake It Up,” where she performs “Don’t Push Me” and “Whodunit.”
Information used for this story provided through https://www.facebook.com/therealcocojones/info and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coco_Jones.