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KOKOnista Of The Day: Coco Jones Is The Young Actresses You Definitely Need To Watch

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Coco Jones is the special talent everyone is talking about and the actress you need to watch.

Coco Jones was born in Columbia, South Carolina and raised in Lebanon, Tennessee to former NFL player Mike Jones and session vocalist Javonda Jones, Jones began singing at a very young age.
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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 2011, she guest-starred on Disney Channel’s television series So Random!. In 2009, she was chosen to perform live on “The Most Talented Kids” episode of the Maury Povich Show. In 2010, Jones was the runner up during season 3 of Radio Disney’s The Next Big Thing singing competition. 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.

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In June 2012, Jones played the lead role of Roxie in the television Disney movie, Let It Shine. The movie was the most watched Disney Channel Original Movie and most watched movie of the year for kids and tweens in 2012. Jones and the other main cast of Let It Shine performed at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon prior to the movie’s release.

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. 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. 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, Jones worked in the studio with David Banner, Ester Dean, and Jukebox, with plans to release her debut album by August.

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OAK CREEK, WISCONSIN – APRIL 02: Coco Jones attends the premiere of “Grandma’s House” at Marcus South Shore Cinema on April 2, 2016 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Harmony Social Services)

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