BET names the multifaceted actress, singer/songwriter and rising R&B star Coco Jones as its BET Amplified artist for March! BET Amplified is BET Music's stamp of approval for the next big thing in music. As BET celebrates Women’s History month, the brand is proud to amplify powerful and talented up-and-coming female artists, and Coco Jones is no exception.
Fresh off of an Outstanding New Artist win at the 54th NAACP Image Awards, Coco Jones’ rocketship to stardom shows no signs of stopping any time soon. Since breaking onto the entertainment scene as a Disney star, the “ICU” singer has gone on to star in movies, join the cast in Peacock's “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reimagining “Bel-Air” as “Hilary Banks,” and score a Top 20 Urban Radio hit with multiple Billboard chart entries.
Coco Jones can now also add BET Amplified Artist to her list of accolades. As a BET Amplified artist, Coco Jones will receive BET Music’s support across multiple BET campaigns and platforms, including BET, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, BET.com, BET Socials, and BET’s Official YouTube Page.
Previous BET Amplified artists include Armani White, Babyface Ray, DIXSO, Doechii, Glorilla, Ice Spice, Kalan.FrFr, Lakeyah, Lehla Samia, Lola Brooke, Muni Long, Nardo Wick, Tone Stith, Young Stunna and more!
ABOUT COCO JONES:
Coco Jones – the 25-year-old multi-hyphenate actor, singer/songwriter who stars on the Peacock hit Bel-Air, recently released her major-label debut EP What I Didn’t Tell You with hit single “ICU.” Coco has been in film and on TV since she was a tween, starting out as a recurring guest on Disney’s musical sketch comedy, So Random!, and, in 2012, as the golden-voiced love interest in the network’s TV movie, Let It Shine. Most recently, she won Outstanding New Artist at the 54th NAACP Image Awards. You also may have seen her on the tiny screen—with millions of social media followers, dedicated to upping representation for proud, talented, dark-skinned Black women.
In 2020, in an act of vulnerability and bravery, Jones decided to respond to a viral tweet asking what had happened with her career via YouTube. She filled fans in on obstacles she’d faced as a dark-skinned Black girl in both the acting and music industry and was met with an outpour of support. “It reignited me dreaming big dreams,” Jones says of the endearing online experience. From there, she began speaking positive affirmations, claiming the creative endeavors she longed to sink her teeth into.
Fast-forward to 2023, the multi-faceted Coco Jones, signed to High Standardz/Def Jam Recordings, has at last launched her music career with a brand of R&B as soulful as it is relatable, as diary-honest as it is marked by powerful storytelling. And though she’s young, it’s been a long time coming.