Jones started his career as a gospel singer, working and recording with the Florida-based gospel group, The Modulations, before managing a successful move into the R&B field. He got his recording start in R&B in 1980 when Norman Connors featured the singer on a track, "Melancholy Fire" on his album, Take It To The Limit. The song was later released as a single, climbing to #20 on the Billboard R&B chart.
Jones toured with Connors and then in 1983, signed a deal with RCA. In the same year, he issued a five-track mini-album Everybody Loves A Winner that had the top 30 R&B single, "I Am Somebody", which remains his most popular track. His first full-length album, Finesse, was released in 1984 and established Jones as a force in the industry. The single "Show Me," reached #3 on the R&B charts. The second single, "Bring Back Your Love" reached #18 on the R&B charts.
His last album for RCA was Take It From Me which came out in 1986. The title track for the album was featured in the movie, Youngblood.
Moving to Jive in 1987, Jones scored a big hit with "We've Only Just Begun" which reached #2 on the BillboardR&Bchart. The track was the lead single off his album, Glenn Jones, released in 1987.
In 1992, Jones moved to Atlantic Records. During the same year, Jones released the album, Here I Go Again. Its first single, "Here I Go Again", was his only single to reach #1 on the R&B charts. The second single, "I've Been Searchin' (Nobody Like You)" was also successful, peaking at #8 R&B. His album Here I Am was released in 1994 and had a minor hit with the ballad "Round and Round", which reached #24 on the R&B charts.
Since then, Jones released the album It's Time in 1998 and Feels Good (Peak Records) in 2002, neither of which were very successful on the charts. A radio friendly track from the latter "Feels Good", the romantic wedding song "From Now On", with jazz/soul song stylist Regina Belle, got some radio airplay.
In 2006, Jones released Forever: Timeless R&B Classics.