You may know singer/actress Coco Jones Jones from her appearance in the Disney Channel film, Let It Shine or for appearing on Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing, but keep one thing certain: her foundation began in the church.
Appearing on Scoop B Radio, Coco Jones Credited both the late Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and more for the vocal inspiration.
“Growing up my mom put me on to a lot of powerhouse singers,” Coco Jones told me on Scoop B Radio.
“I was into Aretha Franklin, Fantasia, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Cece Winans, my mom told me like if you can sing these songs then you can sing anything, oh and I can’t forget Whitney Houston I was into all the bangers.”
She added: “I love singing. I’ve always been this little performer, I was always that extra kid doing the most.”
A Lebanon, Tennesse native, Coco Jones is the daughter of NFL player Mike Jones and vocalist Javonda Jones. According to her Wikipedia page, 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.
“I remember my dad bought me this karaoke machine one time, I broke it like on sight I broke it like I think it was on the day he bought it.”
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