Coco Jones, A First Time Grammy Award Nominee, Talks About Acceptance From the Entertainment Industry

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Coco Jones’ revelation about the entertainment industry comes months after her first-ever Grammy nomination, and she had a lot to share in an interview with People. The singer and actress talked about her career and the reception from the industry.

Coco Jones Talks About How She Received News Of Grammy Nominations in Interview With People

Coco Jones is not leaving any stone unturned following her Grammy nominations. The young talent told People how she learned that her name was on the list of nominees. It came unexpectedly while she was asleep on a plane.

In her words:

“I was asleep on a plane, and you have your wifi on, so iMessages still work. I kept feeling like this vibration…Then I looked at my phone, and I had all these notifications saying, ‘Congratulations!’ Of course, I was geeking.”

Coco Jones’ Grammy Nominations and Thoughts About Acceptance

Jones took the music business seriously after dropping her EP track titled What I Didn’t Tell You in 2022. Her ICU track reached much success So far, she has earned five Grammy nominations. The list includes Best New Artist, Best R&B Album, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Traditional R&B Performance.

Amid being confident about her talent, the 25-year-old did not expect the reception she got from the ICU track. Jones, who embarked on her first-ever tour, told People that the love was overwhelming.

She was used to seeing and feeling life as a fairytale. The child star actress who has appeared in Disney shows like Let It Shine, So Random, and Goodluck Charlie confessed that she was naive about the entertainment business.

Even as a talented individual, It took years of rejection and consistency to achieve her dreams. Thankfully, the paradigm shift in the industry also received some credit.

In her words:

“I definitely feel like the industry for dark-skinned Black women has gotten better and better, especially since I was a young girl.”

She added:

“And I think the more storylines and the more positions of power that are told from a woman of color’s perspective, the more opportunities [there are] for women to play those roles and to hire women that would understand those storylines.”

As she now enjoys fame and opulence, Jones feels particularly proud of herself, knowing that her icons value her. She had a run-in with Beyonce, and before trying to air her worth, the legendary singer gave the nod to her talent. And to that, she chimed, “She already knew of me, and I will never be the same.”

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