Mercedes Jones is a main character on Glee. At the end of Season Three, she reveals that she accepted a recording contract at an indie label. In Season Five, she moves to New York to work on her album and rekindles her relationship with Sam Evans. She is currently on a mall tour with Brittany and Santana, promoting her album.
Mercedes occasionally returns to McKinley to mentor the younger students as a vocal coach.
She is portrayed by actress and musician, Amber Riley.
During the shooting of the Pilot, specifically Don't Stop Believin', the cast got yelled at because they constantly danced for fun while they recorded the camera zoom in towards Will entering the auditorium.
In the recent blockbuster movie hit, Pitch Perfect, one of the categories in the "Riff-Off" was "Songs ruined by Glee".