At just 24 years old, actress and musician Coco Jones is already making an impact in her respective industry. It has been apparent that for some time now major shifts in the entertainment industry need to be made, and Coco is not afraid to step up and be the catalyst. We’ve all seen her in the Disney hey-day, and she’s reflected a bit about her experiences as a child star but, she's shining in a new and brighter light. Coco has served as one of our top role models growing up and she hasn’t stopped showing us how to be our authentic selves.
Raised in Lebanon, Tennessee, a small town near Nashville, to former NFL player Mike Jones and session vocalist Javonda Jones. Coco Jones began singing at a very young age. Her first stage performance was at the age of six when she performed "America the Beautiful" to a crowded auditorium of parents at her kindergarten graduation. At the age of nine, she met with the casting heads for Disney. After that, she became an actor and songwriter. In 2006, she competed on Radio Disney, where she became known for her song "Real You”. In 2009, she was chosen to perform live on "The Most Talented Kids” episode of the Maury Povich Show. In 2010, Coco Jones was the runner up during season 3 of Radio Disney's “The Next Big Thing” singing competition. In 2011, she guest-starred on Disney Channel's television series “So Random!”. Shortly after, she released her debut project Coco Jones, and began a concert tour revolving around the theme of anti-bullying called UBU-Stop the Bullying.
Coco Jones signed a record deal with Hollywood Records and began working with Grammy-nominated producer Rob Galbraith, co-writing and recording all-new original music. Coco Jones' debut single "Holla at the DJ" premiered on Radio Disney on December 6, 2012, with its release on iTunes the next day. The video for the track premiered on the Disney Channel on December 12, with a premiere on VEVO just afterwards. Her extended play “Made Of” was released on March 12, 2013, and toured with Mindless Behavior later that year. Coco Jones performed with Mindless Behavior at Radio Disney's Radio Disney Music Awards, and took home an award for "Funniest Celebrity Take." Following the release of the EP, Coco Jones worked in the studio with David Banner, Ester Dean, and Jukebox, with plans to release her debut album by August.
In January 2014, Coco Jones was dropped from Hollywood Records, becoming an independent artist. On August 29, 2014, Jones released a lyric video for her debut independent single, “Peppermint".
Coco Jones was featured in a Fanta commercial in July 2017 alongside YouTubers and other public personnel who value the idea of self expression, in September of that year she released a song called "Just My Luck" along with its music video. On September 20, 2019, she released an 8-track EP titled “H.D.W.Y.”.
In August 2020, it was announced Coco Jones will appear in the upcoming holiday film White Elephant and horror film “Vampires vs. the Bronx.” The recent release of “Caliber” follows her highly lauded role as the new Hilary Banks, cousin of Will Smith in Bel-Air, Peacock’s Fresh Prince reimagining, which premiered February 13. “Caliber” is the first advance track from Coco’s forthcoming debut EP, set for release later this year.
All eyes were on Bel-Air when Peacock teased the dramatic reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air this past December. The new series was introduced as a gritty recalibration of the 90s sitcom, a tall order considering its predecessor has been cemented in pop culture for decades.
Much like the original, Bel-Air sees Will Smith (Jabari Banks) embarking on a new life in Bel-Air after getting in trouble in the streets of West Philly. Viewers experience a drama modernized for our times as the series explores Will confronting his roots and navigating classism through his experiences with the Banks family.
Pure Leaf Iced Tea announced a partnership with actress and singer Coco Jones to launch the Subtly Sweet “Hotline” on TikTok in honor of its new Subtly Sweet Lower Sugar Iced Teas.
Together, Pure Leaf and Coco are encouraging women to ditch the pressure of being “too sweet” and to feel more confident saying “no” so that they can say “yes” to priorities that truly matter to them. To help do this the Subtly Sweet “Hotline” will launch as a resource for consumers to raise real interpersonal dilemmas and receive advice aimed at lifting women up – putting themselves and their needs first.