Keyshia Cole
Singer–songwriter
Keyshia Cole
Keyshia Cole is a Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter. She gained nationwide acclaim when her 2005 debut album, The Way It Is, was certified platinum by the RIAA. Her sophomore album, Just Like You, went into production shortly after and was released in September 2007 and certified platinum four months later. Her third studio album, A Different Me, was released in December 2008 and has also been certified platinum.
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A 10-Digit Key Code to Your Private Life: Your Cellphone Number
New York Times - 4 months
A mobile number can be even more valuable than a Social Security number, since it’s tied to so many databases and connected to a device you carry with you.
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Nixon's Western White House (and post-Watergate refuge) hits market at $75 million
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The president called this place La Casa Pacifica -- the House of Peace. Key Cold War decisions were made here, and he healed here after his disgrace and a grave illness.
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The Most Interesting Cities in America
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Some places stay with you long after you are gone. While they may not necessarily have the most pleasant weather or the best food, they've got something else, a certain indefinable quality that makes them hard to forget. They're full of adventure waiting to happen, and secrets waiting to be discovered. They keep you guessing. They're exciting and unpredictable. They are, in short, The Most Interesting Cities in America. I don't always need a Mortgage Calculator, but when I do, I prefer this one. Factors In honor of Jonathan Goldsmith (who celebrated his 76th birthday in September), we sought to determine which U.S. cities are most interesting. To do so, we collected data on the 200 largest cities and rated them according to the following four factors. Bars per 10,000 residents. Interesting things happen at bars. Strangers become friends. Friends become enemies. Fights break out. Stories are told. Passions are inflamed. A city filled with bars is bound to be a very interesting ...
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Jhonni Blaze RIPS Keyshia Cole For Calling Out Her Houston Skripper Friend – “Take Your Gap Teeth, Busted A** On!”
Bossip - about 3 years
Keyshia Cole And Jhonni Blaze Have Twitter Feud R&B songstress Keyshia Cole and her baller hubby Daniel “Boobie” Gibson have been putting their messy matrimonydom troubles on blast via social media for a while now, but Keyshia’s most recent semi-subliminal jab at her husband has brought popular Houston pole-hugger Jhonni Blaze into the mix. Keyshia took to her Twitter & Instagram earlier this week to seemingly air out her hubby once again and even went as far as to tell his alleged mistress, who was at one point rumored to be this skripper  (below) from Houston, that she can have him. Well, Jhonni is apparently friends with the girl in question and jumped to her defense…..and Keyshia’s demise….once word got out that Keyshia was firing subliminal shots. Of course, Keyshia didn’t go quietly….but it only got worse for her even still. Hit the flip to peep it go downhill…
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Did Diddy Propose To His Longtime Girlfriend ... On Instagram?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Diddy definitely likes to do things differently. On Saturday (Feb. 1), he posted a photo to Instagram and started a flurry of rumors that he had proposed to his longtime girlfriend Cassie. Diddy took to social media in order to seemingly share what most would consider to be an intimate moment. He posted a photo of an enormous diamond ring, along with the caption "Baby do you like it? I just want to get you wat you Like ! I just wanna Mk you smile :) #takeDat. !" for all of his more than three million followers to see. Cassie commented on the photo, saying, "I'm definitely smiling. Its perfect," but her response had been deleted as of Monday (Feb. 3). On Sunday (Feb. 2), Keyshia Cole posted a photo of herself and Cassie, who appears to be wearing a giant sparkler on her left hand ring finger. Cassie later added a picture of herself and Diddy in which she appears to be sporting an engagement ring. Hollywood Life reached out to the rapper's rep and was told that Diddy an ...
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Michelle Williams Responds To Keyshia Cole's Insult: 'Maybe I Need More Animal In Me' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Michelle Williams says she likes to think she can please everybody and "live in this utopia that doesn't exist." But during an interview with HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill, the Destiny's Child star discussed the need to "get free" from that. "Maybe I need to have a little more animal in me," Williams said. While Williams chatted about her new single "If We Had Your Eyes," Hill asked her about the remarks Keyshia Cole made on Twitter about Williams' role in Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show this February. I think I was frightened to blink for a sec. Then Michell sung and woke my ass up from my daze! She always fuckN the groove up — Keyshia Cole Gibson (@KeyshiaCole) February 4, 2013 Williams was hesitant to discuss Cole's insult, but she did say she hopes for resolution in any conflict in her life. "I don't like indifference. I like to get to understandings, I'll say that," she said. "Just with anything, I like to get clarity. 'If I offended you, I'm sorry.' Or just, 'Hey, ...
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Keyshia Cole's Husband Defends Himself In Wake Of Arrest
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Performer Keyshia Cole's husband, NBA player Daniel "Boobie" Gibson, has spoken up about his arrest this week, telling the media that he got into trouble only because he was defending his wife from a "disrespectful" man. Gibson, who last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, surrendered to police Monday after being charged with second-degree battery. The 27-year-old is accused of "breaking another man's jaw with a punch during an argument at a nightclub" in New Orleans, The Associated Press reports. The altercation reportedly took place in early July. As TMZ notes, Gibson has spoken up in defense of his behavior. He told the celebrity news website that his wife had been performing at an event in New Orleans when a man approached her and spoke to her in a "disrespectful" way. "This guy got real aggressive toward my wife and myself and I did what I felt was necessary to handle the situation," the 6-foot-2-inch basketball player told the AP, adding that he had turned him ...
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Kelly, Michelle & Beyonce Team Up Again
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
After a highly anticipated Super Bowl reunion, it looks like Kelly, Michelle and Beyonce are teaming up again. The twist: They're not making a Destiny's Child song. Kelly Rowland tells Billboard that her upcoming album will include a track that features her former Destiny's Child colleagues, but as three solo artists instead of their usual collective unit. "It's not a Destiny's Child track -- it's me featuring Beyonce and Michelle," she told the magazine. Rowland has reportedly been recording the album, entitled "Talk A Good Game," for more than a year. Set to be released June 4, it serves as a follow-up to her 2011 effort "Here I Am," which sold 77,000 copies its first week and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. Rowland recently released the first single from the new album, "Kisses Down Low," and was probed this weekend about the song's oral-sex references on "The Breakfast Club" radio show. She admitted she would not stay with a man who isn't interes ...
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Beyonce Shows Her Houston Roots
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Just weeks after Beyonce debuted "Bow Down / I Been On," a remix has dropped. Led by Houston rapper Bun B, the "I Been On" remix premiered on Houston's KBXX's 97.9 on Friday -- take a listen above. The gritty track also features verses from Scarface, Lil KeKe, Slim Thug, Willie D, and Z-Ro. With lines such as "This is Texas, Texas," verses in the remix celebrate the Houston roots of Beyonce and the rappers featured on the track. Bun B tweeted at his fellow collaborators on Friday night, nodding to Houston in the tweet. Beyonce's original "Bow Down" single has already caused its own fair share of controversy. The track was slammed by Keyshia Cole, who questioned Beyonce's stance on female empowerment by saying, "First 'women need to stick together' now bitches better bow." The song also caught heat from conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh who interpreted the lyrics to "Bow Down" as Beyonce saying she was bowing down to her husband, Jay-Z. "Bow Down / I Been ...
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Keyshia Cole Slams Beyoncé's "Bow Down/I Been On" for Mixed Message, Gets ... - E! Online
Google News - almost 4 years
E! Online Keyshia Cole Slams Beyoncé's "Bow Down/I Been On" for Mixed Message, Gets ... E! Online Count Keyshia Cole among those who aren't digging Beyoncé's new song. "Can't stand when people all self righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk s--t when convenient 2 FOH," the Woman to Woman artist tweeted ... Keisha Cole Slams Beyonce 'Bow Down': 'Can't Stand When People Self ...Entertainmentwise Beyonce Pays Her Dues To Houston Hip-Hop With 'Bow Down/ I Been On'MTV.com Beyonce revisits Sasha Fierce in new track 'Bow Down / I Been On'Los Angeles Times USA TODAY -Entertainment Weekly (blog) -Us Magazine all 227 news articles »
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Singer Slams New Beyonce Track
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
After voicing her opinion on Michelle Williams’ performance during the Destiny’s Child Super Bowl halftime reunion, Keyshia Cole has taken to her Twitter account once again to speak her mind on Beyonce’s newly released track, “Bow Down / I Been On.” Judging from the Oakland native’s string of tweets, Bey’s lyrics have caused her to question the Grammy Award-winner’s reputation for women’s empowerment; Can't stand when people all self righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk shit when convenient 2 FOH — Keyshia Cole Gibson (@KeyshiaCole) March 18, 2013 I done kept it real from the start! #RespectTHAT — Keyshia Cole Gibson (@KeyshiaCole) March 18, 2013 First "Women need to Stick together" now bitches better Bow. Smh. But it's all G! Chicks stay shooting the shit. ... tmi.me/OnGp7 — Keyshia Cole Gibson (@KeyshiaCole) March 18, 2013 Interesting. Meanwhile, aside from critiquing the ladies of Destiny’s Child, fans can catc ...
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Slores Gon’ Slore: Azalea Banks Goes IN On Tour-Mate Rita Ora And Puts Ora’s Texts On Blast
Bossip - almost 4 years
Azealia Banks Starts Twitter Beef With Rita Ora Azealia Banks, the musician whose music nobody knows but whose feuds get mainstream attention, is back at it again. This time she set her sights for her own tour-mate: Rita Ora. Apparently Rita put up some unflattering pics of Azealia for whatever reason and Az took objection to them. And, well, she went on another twitter rant that would put Keyshia Cole to shame. Plus Azealia put a text message from Rita on blast, too. You don’t wanna miss that part especially. Well, we’ll see how this escalates as the tour progresses. Our money is on Rita. Any woman who can take 20 guys can handle one female MC. <!-- var google_adnum = 0; function google_ad_request_done(google_ads) { var s = ''; var i; if (google_ads.length == 0) { return; } if (google_ads.length == 1) { s += '<div><a class="abg" href="' + google_info.feedback_url + '" style="c ...
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Keyshia Cole Trashes Michelle Williams' Super Bowl Performance
US Magazine - about 4 years
Keyshia Cole was less than impressed with the Destiny's Child reunion during Super Bowl XLVII. The outspoken R&B singer, 31, shared her candid -- and cruel -- commentary with her 217,577 Twitter followers in a series of posts Feb. 4. Beyonce Knowles, 31, Kelly Rowland, 31, and Michelle Williams, 32, performed "Bootylicious," "Independent Women Part 1" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" during the Mercedes-Benz halftime show; celebrities including Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Fallon, Sophia Bush and Chris Colfer praised the medley via Twitter. PHOTOS: See all the stars who lit up the Super Bowl! "F-ck that shit up then Beyonce! Bad bitch central," Cole wrote of the headliner, who also performed a selection of her solo hits. "I think I was frightened to blink for a sec. Then Michelle sung and woke my ass up from my daze! She always f-cking the groove up." VIDEO: The highlights from Beyonce's Super Bowl performance After Destiny's Child fans targeted Cole's Twitter account ...
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Jill Scott, Keyshia Cole and Brandy to Headline 2013 Essence Festival
NYTimes - about 4 years
The four-day event, beginning on July 4, has become an important forum for non-hip-hip black music and culture.
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Keyshia Cole Lashes Out Over Sexually Explicit Photo
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Keyshia Cole is irate, totally hurt by someone’s attempt to destroy her good name by distributing a sexually explicit photo.
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Tamar & Keyshia Cole Prep For The Soul Train Awards
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Over in Las Vegas, celebs are prepping for tonight's taping of the 2012 Soul Train Awards. Check out Tamar Braxton, Keyshia Cole, 2 Chainz & more getting their rehearsal on inside...
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PHOTOS: All The Glitz And Glam At Black Girls Rock 2012
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A who's who list of Hollywood's biggest and brightest black starlets stepped out on Saturday night for the 2012 Black Girls Rock event. Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Eva Longoria and Meagan Good are just a few of the celebs that were on hand to celebrate the organization, founded by DJ Beverly Bond, which aims to empower and mentor young women of color, while also promoting a positive portrayal of black women in the media. This year's show was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King. The star-studded night included performances by Brandy, Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Missy Elliott and India Arie. "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington, Alicia Keys and Janelle Monae were among the list of women that were honored. And while there was plenty to celebrate as far as the amazing contributions these women have made in their careers, communities and beyond--they also proved their status as style stars. Glitzy gowns, sexy cocktail dresses and even a few feathered pieces f ...
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@KeyshiaCole “Trust And Believe”
All Hip Hop - over 4 years
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Keyshia Cole
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 34
    In May 2016, she met her biological father, Virgil Hunter, who is a well known boxing trainer.
    More Details Hide Details She spent time with her father. Headlining Supporting Television Films
    Cole and Hunter would meet for the first time in 2016 after a paternity test confirmed their connection.
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  • 2014
    Age 32
    In November 2014, BET confirmed that Keyshia Cole is back with her third reality TV show Keyshia Cole: All In; which was originally slated to premiere during Fall 2014, but aired on February 24, 2015. the second season of All In will premiere around Thanksgiving.
    More Details Hide Details Cole announced that she was teaming up with fashion designer Steve Madden to create her own shoe collection, specifically high heels, wedges, and boots. "I am super excited to collaborate with Steve Madden.", stated Cole. "It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. I love his style and I think we came up with an amazing vibrant collection. We have something for every fashion diva!" Cole's voice has been described as having a "flexible range of R&B, the muscular punch of soul and the hard character of hip hop" and contains a "smoky flavor, and a husky texture." Cole's musical themes and lyrics touch upon the topics of empowering, reflection, heartache and love. Coles fifth studio album "Woman to Woman" (2012) was described by Ben Ratliff of The New York Times as a R&B almanac of shaky romance, with nearly every song a first-person narrative with gnarled details, endlessly recombining data about suspicion, jealousy, pride, punishment, self-respect, the led-up, the aftermath." The album's lyrics revolved around "emotionally painful romantic issues."
    On March 21, 2014 during an interview Keyshia Cole announced and confirmed that she and her husband NBA player Daniel Gibson had broken up, but they have not yet divorced each other.
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    In March 2014, Cole revealed the title of her sixth studio album to be Point of No Return. "Rick James", featuring rapper Juicy J, was released alongside "Next Time (Won't Give My Heart Away)" as a digital download in March 2014, while "She" followed as the third single from the album on July 8, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details The album was released on October 7, 2014. In February 2015, Cole revealed to Rap-Up TV that following the release of Point of No Return, she was contractually free from Interscope and was intending on moving forward as an independent recording artist. She also confirmed work on her seventh studio album It Is What It Is, confirming she was halfway done with ten tracks so far, stating: "I don’t know which direction I wanna go in. I don’t know if I want it to be more fun, I don’t know if I want it to be more heartfelt or if I want it upbeat, medium to slow. I’m just recording and recording and recording and recording and recording and recording and recording." In October 2015, She released a new single titled "Don't Waste My Time". In July 2006, Cole premiered her 6 episode docu-series, titled Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, on BET. With record breaking views, the show viewed Cole's life as an artist, daughter, and sister, performing, visiting her home town, and starting production on her next album.
    The lead single from Cole's sixth studio album, "Next Time (Won't Give My Heart Away)" was released as a digital download, on March 31, 2014, and officially impacted U.S. Rhyhtmic radio on April 1, 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    On October 2, 2013 it was confirmed that Keyshia Cole & her former manager Manny Halley had resolved their differences & Halley is currently managing Keyshia Cole again.
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    In September 2013, Cole returned to the studio and began recording her sixth studio album.
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  • 2012
    Age 30
    On August 9, 2012, the song debuted at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it ultimately peaked at number 84.
    More Details Hide Details The second single, "Trust and Believe" was released for digital download on October 22, 2012 and again on November 13, 2012. On October 24, it was ranked the number one added song to Urban radio of the week. "I Choose You" was released as the third single during August 2013. Cole embarked on her third headlining concert tour, in support of her fifth studio album, Woman to Woman. Visiting North America and Europe the tour will have 27 total dates. Singer Chrisette Michele was the supporting act for the North American leg.
    Her fifth studio album, Woman to Woman was released on November 19, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200 selling 96,000 copies in its first week in the United States, becoming Cole's fifth consecutive top ten album. In its second week, the album rose to number three, where it sold 37,100 copies. In its third week, the album fell two spots to number five, selling 28,600 copies. The lead single from Woman to Woman, "Enough of No Love", featuring YMCMB rapper and past collaborator, Lil Wayne was sent to radio and released for digital download on July 3, 2012. The song was written by Redd Stylez and Cole, and was produced by Harmony with a mid-tempo R&B production. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    Cole performed the single on January 19, 2011 on Conan.
    More Details Hide Details The single's video, directed by Taj Stansberry, premiered on VEVO on April 18, 2011 and was also released on 106 & Park later that day. The song has since then peaked on the Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at #27.
    In February 2011, Cole released her third single from Calling All Hearts, "Take Me Away", to urban radio as a fan choice, which was released a first on December 21, 2010.
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    On January 17, 2011, Cole tweeted "Would like for u guys to know that Manny Halley is no longer my management." followed by "Someone said if the people around u won't change, change the people around you."
    More Details Hide Details This happened shortly after the decline of opening week sales of Cole's album Calling All Hearts. She also disclosed that recent business disagreements also played part in their departure. This is Cole's first album to be released without Halley, as he was with her at the beginning of her career. Cole started development on her fifth studio album shortly after she came out with her fourth album (Calling All Hearts). Cole began production on the project working first with writers Ester Dean and Betty Wright. She also collaborated with producers Boi-1da, Cool & Dre, Bangladesh, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Toxic, Mave, and Earl Powell. This is her first project to be released without A&R Executive Ron Fair.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    Her fourth studio album, Calling All Hearts was released on December 21, 2010, featuring collaborations from Timbaland, Nicki Minaj, Tank, and Faith Evans.
    More Details Hide Details It also featured Cole's mother Dr. Yvonne Cole on a gospel track inspired by Faith as well. With opening sales of 128,000 copies, she released Imani Entertainment as her management, shortly after. She performed the promotional single, "Long Way Down" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Wendy Williams Show, and 106 & Park, in which a 30-minute concert by her was performed.
    Over a year after Cole announced the beginning production of her fourth studio album, she released her first single, "I Ain't Thru", featuring YMCMB (Young Money) rap star, Nicki Minaj, on October 15, 2010, her birthday.
    More Details Hide Details Although not a big hit on the charts and later revealed as a regret as a single choice by Cole, fans loved the single and viewed it as a great comeback along with credits.
    Three months after the birth of her son, on June 27, 2010, she returned to the music industry, filling in for Hayley Williams to sing the chorus to B.o.B's "Airplanes (Part II)", featuring Eminem during the 2010 BET Awards.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    In May 2009, Cole began dating former NBA player Daniel Gibson. They were engaged on January 1, 2010. On March 2, 2010, they welcomed their first child, Daniel Hiram Gibson, Jr. (DJ), into the world. They were married on May 21, 2011. They renewed their vows in September 2011 in Hawaii. “My husband wanted me to have my dream wedding so he flew all of our family members here. He’s giving me something I will never forget! Amazing,” Cole said. The entire wedding weekend was filmed and aired on their new BET reality TV series Keyshia and Daniel: Family First, on October 9 and 16, 2012.
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    Throughout this time, Cole was featured as the cover artist on several magazines such as the March 2009 issue of Vibe, WordUp!, the Summer 2009 final double-cover issue of King, and the June issue of Sister 2 Sister with her mother Yvonne Cole.
    More Details Hide Details With more collaborations along the way with Keri Hilson on her debut LP R. Kelly's single "Number One" along with T-Pain, and Gucci Mane on his own LP The State vs Radric Davis, she began work on her fourth studio album.
    To promote the album and single, Cole embarked on her very first headlining tour, A Different Me Tour in summer 2009.
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    Cole released the third and final single from the album, "Trust", a duet with Monica, on May 5, 2009 and reached #5 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    Cole released A Different Me on December 16, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, selling 322,000 copies in its first week. The album has gone to sell over 1,020,000 copies in the US, and has received a platinum certification from the RIAA. The album was preceded by lead single "Playa Cardz Right", with a post-humorous feature from Oakland-native and past mentor, Tupac Shakur. It was released on October 28, 2008 and reached #63 on the Hot 100. The second single from the album, "You Complete Me", was released to radio in December 2008 and reached #62 on the Hot 100.
    The third season of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is premiered in October 2008 on BET.
    More Details Hide Details The 10 episode season followed up the last season following Keyshia's family and giving a look into her third studio album, A Different Me. The series concluded on December 16, 2008.
    In early to mid-2008, Cole made several guest appearances on songs such as "I Got a Thang for You" with rapper Trina, "Boyfriend/Girlfriend" with Atlanta hip-hop group C-Side, and "Game's Pain" with west-coast native The Game.
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    Cole received a variety of nominations for the album including four Grammys, Best Contemporary R&B Album, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2008 Grammy Awards and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Cole was also featured on Jahiem's single "I've Changed", from his album The Makings of a Man and Keith Sweat's Love You Better, which was featured on his album Just Me and the soundtrack to Why Did I Get Married? Additionally, Cole was scheduled to make a cameo on Missy Elliott's upcoming album, Block Party.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    Cole released her second album, Just Like You on September 25, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 281,000 copies in its first week. After four months of release, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA, just like her debut, and has gone to sell 1.7 million copies in the US alone. Preceded by the number one hit single "Let It Go" featuring Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim, "Let It Go" has sold over one million copies in the U.S. and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The second single "Shoulda Let You Go" featuring Amina Harris, fared well on charts peaking at number seven on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs The album's final single Heaven Sent, followed in the previous singles success. "Heaven Sent" is Cole's third number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs from Just Like You. It peaked at number one for nine consecutive weeks. It charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart for 55 weeks. On the Billboard Hot 100, it has peaked at number 28. The album's third single I Remember, reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • 2006
    Age 24
    Cole began work on the second album in early 2006.
    More Details Hide Details She was featured on the single "Last Night" by Diddy from his album Press Play which also ended up being on her second LP. The recording of the album was documented on the second season of her reality TV show Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    In anticipation of her debut album, Cole and DJ Green Lantern released a mix tape entitled Team Invasion Presents Keyshia Cole in June 2005 featuring remixes of hip-hop instrumentals and snippets of songs from her album.
    More Details Hide Details It featured appearances by Remy Ma, Fat Joe, and Ghostface Killah. The Way It Is was released on June 21, 2005. It debuted at number six on the Billboard 200, selling 89,000 copies in the first week of release. It has since sold 1,600,000 copies, receiving a platinum certification from the RIAA. The third single from the album, "I Should Have Cheated" was released on August 3, 2005, and reached number thirty on the Hot 100. The fourth single, "Love was released on January 6, 2006 and reached nineteen on the Hot 100 and number three on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA and is regarded as Cole's "breakthrough single".
    Cole completed her debut album in early 2005.
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    Her second single from the album, "(I Just Want It) To Be Over", was released on April 5, 2005 and reached number one on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 (101).
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    On November 9, 2004, Cole released her first single from The Way It Is entitled "I Changed My Mind" featuring Kanye West.
    More Details Hide Details The radio remix, featuring rapper Shyne reached #71 in the US.
    Cole's debut single, "Never", featuring Eve, was released on March 23, 2004 to promote the soundtrack to the film Barbershop 2: Back in Business.
    More Details Hide Details The single failed to chart, but it eventually became the closing track on her debut album, The Way It Is.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    In 2002, she was introduced to A&M Records A&R Ron Fair.
    More Details Hide Details After hearing an unfinished version of her single "Love", which would eventually become her first platinum single, he signed her and began mentoring her.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Keyshia Cole was born on October 15, 1981 in Oakland, California.
    More Details Hide Details Cole is the biological daughter of Francine "Frankie" Lons and boxing trainer Virgil Hunter.
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