Monday, January 25, 2010

Miss Jones

Miss Jones (born Tarsha Nicole Jones in Brooklyn, New York) is a former R&B singer from the 90s. She graduated with honors from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, majoring in classical music.

Miss Jones also received a Bachelor's degree in music from Syracuse University. After completing college, she worked as a long-distance operator. She later met rapper Doug E. Fresh who admired her vocal skills & invited her to his Get Fresh Crew tour. She later signed a record deal with Tommy Boy Records.
In 1994, Miss Jones released her first single "Don't Front" which featured Doug E. Fresh. The song peaked at #73 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
Her second single "Where I Wanna Be Boy" peaked at #79 on the Billboard Hot 100, #24 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #21 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.

After that, Miss Jones left her record label to take a job as a radio DJ for New York radio station Hot 97. She eventually returned to performing, signed to Motown Records and began recording her debut album.
In 1998, Miss Jones released her only album "The Other Woman" whcih peaked at #51 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #40 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart. The album featured production from Mario Winans & Rashad Smith and guest appearances from Craig Mack & Mobb Deep.
The only single to chart was "2 Way Street" which peaked at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #27 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. Miss Jones was later released from Motown Records and by 2001, she eventually left the music scene.

Miss Jones became the host of her own radio show on Hot 97 entitled "Miss Jones in the Morning" until 2008. In 2007, she wrote an autobiography entitled "Have You Met Miss Jones?: The Life and Loves of Radio's Most Controversial Diva."

These days, Miss Jones is the founder and CEO of Jonesyradio.com where she broadcasts "Jonesy in the Morning" from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. daily.

To follow Miss Jones on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/MorningJonesy

To see the music video for "Don't Front," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8VI3uo0pOk

To see the music video for "Where I Wanna Be," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdEBKpaekRQ

To see the music video for "2 Way Street," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGamMsfTGIs



[updated on 06/18/13]

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