MTV names Coco Jones as Global PUSH Artist for the month of November


MTV names Coco Jones as Global PUSH Artist for the month of November


The powerful vocalist discusses her rise to music, the vulnerability and relatability of her songwriting and takes us through behind-the-scenes footage of her music video


PLUS: Exclusive performances of hit singles “ICU” and “Double Back”

*Hi-res photos here


NEW YORK -- (Wednesday, November 8th)MTV PUSH has named 25-year-old singer/songwriter and actress Coco Jones as the featured Global Push Artist for the month of November. Jones has grown exponentially following the release of her platinum hit single “ICU” as part of her debut EP What I Didn’t Tell You. The powerhouse vocalist has taken home multiple awards including for Best New Artist at this year’s BET Awards and Outstanding New Artist at the 54th NAACP Image Awards. Coco’s award-winning music paired with her advocacy in boosting representation for Black women have made her a standout voice in music and entertainment. Join MTV this month as they partner with Coco Jones to discuss where she got her start, the stories behind her music and the artists that inspire her.


WATCH NOW: Coco Jones Performs “ICU” & “Double Back” + Exclusive Interview


On writing “ICU” and her favorite line:

  • “‘ICU’ really fell into my lap, I feel, because I was so surprised… what I ended up doing that day in the studio… I heard this track by Camper, and I could not skip it. Then I had to get really vulnerable and tell this story that I feel like people can relate to: when you love someone and they didn't do anything wrong to you but you guys are just wrong for each other. I think my favorite line is the first line ‘something about your hands on my body’ because I just feel like it snaps people's attention… I feel like it gives me a southern twang. It reminds me where I'm from and it surprised people that I could go that low. It is just a really good line to me. It's really solid.”

On her inspiration for “Double Back” and on the right time listen to it :

  • “When I heard the sample of ‘SWV’, I was just so inspired because I do feel like a lot of my music pays a lot of homage to the 90’s and to the Brandy’s and the Aaliyah’s, Destiny’s Child – they are the women that I look up to… For me, ‘Double Back’ is one of the best songs to get my makeup done to or to do my makeup to… I like to play music during times of my day so I feel like that’s a good ‘let's get this day going/ let's do this’.”


On a song that reminds her of her childhood:

  • “A song that reminds me of my Childhood is ‘Cinderella’ by The Cheetah Girls – the girl power anthem. I was the biggest Cheetah Girls fan. That was my first concert ever actually and I thought they asked me to come up on stage, but my mom said no.”

About MTV Push:

Curated by MTV’s Music & Talent US & International teams, “MTV PUSH” connects fans across the globe with a new music artist every month through live performances, exclusive broadcast premieres of music videos, interviews, video content and more bringing them closer to music’s next big star. Previous MTV PUSH artists have included: Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Khalid, Doja Cat, BROCKHAMPTON, H.E.R., Lil Tecca, Jack Harlow, YUNGBLUD, Bazzi, Chloe x Halle, SZA, Jorja Smith, Lauv, among others.