Coco Jones, the rising star who recently made history by winning the Best New Artist award at the BET Awards, has collaborated with Justin Timberlake for the “ICU (Remix),” which is now available via High Standardz/Def Jam Recordings. The remix features Timberlake, a fellow Tennessee native and renowned singer/actor, who lends his soulful voice to the gold-certified R&B hit. The song has already garnered over 185 million streams worldwide and reached the top spot on the Urban mainstream radio chart.
Coco’s victory at the 23rd annual BET Awards has sparked early Grammy buzz, as she became the first female R&B singer to win the Best New Artist category since SZA five years ago. Her live performance of “ICU” at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles was a highlight of the awards show.
In addition to her BET Awards win, Coco received nominations for Best Female R&B/Pop and Best Actress. She was also nominated as ‘Best New Artist’ at the BET Soul Train Awards ’22 and won ‘Outstanding New Artist’ at the 54th NAACP Image Awards. Her performance on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon left audiences nationwide in awe.
“ICU” is a standout track on Coco’s WHAT I DIDN’T TELL YOU DELUXE EP, which was released via High Standardz/Def Jam Recordings in January. The EP has already amassed over 300 million global streams across all platforms and was named one of the Top 10 Best Songs of 2022 by The Hollywood Reporter.
Coco, who began her career as a young Disney star, has had a landmark year in 2023. She joined the cast of Peacock’s Bel-Air, the Fresh Prince reboot that premiered in February 2022. In March 2023, she was selected as BET Amplified Artist Of the Month. She has also been recognized by YouTube Music’s Black Voices ’23, Spotify’s ‘23 R&B Artists to Watch, Pandora’s ’23 Artist to Watch, Apple Music’s Future 40, and Essence’s 35 Under 35: Young, Black, & Amazing.
Coco is set to embark on her first major North American tour, the ‘WHAT I DIDN’T TELL YOU TOUR,’ in August. The 16-city tour will kick off in Ontario, California, and conclude in Norfolk, Virginia, in September. Detroit R&B singer Ebony Riley, Seattle singer Haben Abraham, and Coco’s fellow Peacock Bel-Air castmate Simone Joy Jones will be joining her on select dates.
As Coco Jones continues to make waves in the music industry, fans eagerly await more news on her meteoric rise.
COCO JONES ‘WHAT I DIDN’T TELL YOU TOUR’ OF NO. AMERICA
Aug. 5 Ontario, CA
8 Boston, MA
10 Toronto, ON
11 Detroit, MI
13 Chicago, IL
15 Minneapolis, MN
17 Denver, CO
20 Sacramento, CA
22 Los Angeles, CA
23 Santa Ana, CA
25 Phoenix, AZ
27 Dallas, TX
29 Birmingham, AL
30 Nashville, TN
Sept. 2 Philadelphia, PA
3 Norfolk, VA