Keyshia Cole




Keyshia Cole (born 15 October 1981) is an American singer–songwriter, record producer, businesswoman, and television personality. She was born in Oakland, California, and her career began when she met MC Hammer at the age of twelve and later met rapper Tupac Shakur. At the age of eighteen she moved to Los Angeles and was later introduced to A&M Records. She released her debut album, The Way It Is (2005), which spawned five singles: “Never”, “I Changed My Mind”, “(I Just Want It) To Be Over”, “I Should Have Cheated”, and “Love”. It was certified gold within 17 weeks, and then platinum just eight weeks later. The album stayed on the charts for over a year, eventually selling over 1.6 million copies.

Cole released her second album Just like You (2007), the album debuted and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. It was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 50th Grammy Awards. The album has been certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America, and has sold 1.7 million copies in the U.S. A Different Me is Cole’s third album, released in 2008. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 322,000, the highest of Cole’s career. The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

Calling All Hearts is Cole’s fourth album, released on 21 December 2010 in the United States by Geffen Records. The album debuted and peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 129,000. The album has sold 400,000 copies in the U.S. as of November 2012. Cole’s fifth album Woman to Woman (2012) debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 96,000, lower than her last effort. The album has sold 329,000 copies in the U.S. as of September 2013. Cole’s sixth album Point of No Return (2014) was released on 7 October 2014, and had unsuccessful sales, selling less than 45,000 copies and being Cole’s lowest-selling album to date.

Along with her music, Cole has ventured into reality television. She signed to a reality/documentary series Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is which aired on BET from 2006 until 2008, giving viewers a closer look into Cole’s career and family life with her biological mother and sister. Her second reality show, Family First premiered on 9 October 2012. Her third reality show Keyshia Cole: All In premiered on 24 February 2015.



Discography

Artist: Keyshia Cole
Title: She (Explicit)
Album: Point of No Return
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Artist: Keyshia Cole
Title: I Choose You
Album: Woman to Woman
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Artist: Keyshia Cole
Title:  I Ain’t Thru
Album: Calling All Hearts
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Artist: Keyshia Cole
Title: You Complete Me
Album: A Different Me
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Artist: Keyshia Cole
Title: (When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me (Explicit)
Album: Just Like You
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Artist: Keyshia Cole
Title:  Never (Ft Eve)
Album: The Way It Is
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Albums
Studio albums

“Point of No Return” (2014), “Woman to Woman” (2012), “Calling All Hearts” (2010), “A Different Me” (2008), “Just Like You” (2007), “The Way It Is” (2005).

Mixtapes
“Team Invasion Presents Keyshia Cole” (2004).

Singles
As lead artist

“She” (2014 Album Point of No Return), “Rick James” (featuring Juicy J) (2014 Album Point of No Return), “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away)” (2014 Album Point of No Return), “I Choose You” (2013 Album Woman to Woman), “Trust and Believe” (2012 Album Woman to Woman), “Enough of No Love” (featuring Lil Wayne) (2012 Album Woman to Woman), “Take Me Away” (2011 Album Calling All Hearts), “I Ain’t Thru” (featuring Nicki Minaj) (2010 Album Calling All Hearts), “Trust” (with Monica) (2009 Album A Different Me), “You Complete Me” (2009 Album A Different Me), “Playa Cardz Right” (with 2Pac) (2008 Album A Different Me), “Heaven Sent” (2008 Album Just Like You),

“I Remember” (2008 Album Just Like You), “Shoulda Let You Go” (featuring Amina) (2007 Album Just Like You), “Let It Go” (featuring Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott) (2007 Album Just Like You), “Love” (2006 Album The Way It Is), “I Should Have Cheated” (2005 Album The Way It Is), “(I Just Want It) To Be Over” (2005 Album The Way It Is), “I Changed My Mind” (2004 Album The Way It Is), “Never” (featuring Eve) (2004 Album The Way It Is).

As featured artist

“Legendary” (DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown and Ne-Yo) (2011 Album We the Best Forever), “Just Stand Up!” (with various artists) (2008 Non-album single), “Game’s Pain” (The Game) (Album L.A.X.), “I’ve Changed” (Jaheim) (The Makings of a Man), “Boyfriend/Girlfriend” (Remix) (C-Side) (2008 Album Class in Session), “I Got a Thang for You” (Trina) (2008 Album Still da Baddest), “Dreamin'” (Young Jeezy) (2007 Album The Inspiration), “Last Night” (Diddy) (2007 Album Press Play), “(When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me” (Sean Paul) (2006 Album The Trinity).

Album appearances
“Nothing to Me” (G-Eazy featuring Keyshia Cole & E-40) (2015 Album When It’s Dark Out), “Black Heaven” (Lil Boosie featuring Keyshia Cole & J. Cole) (2015 Album Touchdown 2 Cause Hell), “Legendary” (DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole & Ne-Yo) (2011 Album We the Best Forever), “Can’t Stay Away” (Faith Evans featuring Keyshia Cole) (2010 Album Something About Faith), “Bad Bad Bad” (Gucci Mane featuring Keyshia Cole) (2009 Album The State vs. Radric Davis), “Get Your Money Up” (Keri Hilson featuring Keyshia Cole and Trina) 2009 Album In a Perfect World…), “#1 Fan” (Plies featuring Keyshia Cole and J. Holiday) (2008 Album Definition of Real), “Love You Better” (Keith Sweat featuring Keyshia Cole) (Just Me), “I Got a Thang for You” (Trina featuring Keyshia Cole) (Album Still da Baddest), “Don’t Ya’ Trust Me(Stereo-Types Remix)” (2Pac featuring Keyshia Cole) (2007 Album The Way He Wanted It Vol. 3).

“I’ve Changed” (Jaheim featuring Keyshia Cole) (2007 Album The Makings of a Man), “Best Friend” (R. Kelly featuring Keyshia Cole and Polow da Don) (2007 Album Double Up), “Love U Better” (Keith Sweat duet with Keyshia Cole) (2007 Album Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?), “Playa Cardz Right (Female)” (2Pac featuring Keyshia Cole) (2006 Album Pac’s Life), “Dreamin'” (Young Jeezy featuring Keyshia Cole) (The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102), “Last Night” (Diddy featuring Keyshia Cole) (Press Play), “Stay Down” (Bailey featuring Keyshia Cole) (2006 Album Champ Bailey), “Be Somebody” (Dre featuring Keyshia Cole) (The Trunk), “Give It Up to Me”(Sean Paul featuring Keyshia Cole) (2006 Album The Trinity).

“What’s Going On” (Remy Ma featuring Keyshia Cole) (2006 Album There’s Something about Remy: Based on a True Story),  “Crack Music” (Kanye West featuring The Game, Charlie Wilson & Keyshia Cole*) (2006 Album Late Registration), “Pass It, Pass It” (Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell & Keyshia Cole*) (2004 Album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece), “Let’s Get Blown” (Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell & Keyshia Cole*), (2004 Album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece), “Nubian Queen” (Remix) (Messy Marv featuring Keyshia Cole) (2001 Album Still Explosive), “Keep Mobbin'” (Nutt-So featuring Keyshia Cole and J.R.) (1998 The Betrayal), “When Will Heaven Call” (Nutt-So featuring Keyshia Cole) (1998 The Betrayal).

Soundtrack appearances
“I’m Coming Out” (featuring Iggy Azalea) (2014 Movie: The Other Woman), “Love You Betta” (Keith Sweat duet with Keyshia Cole) (2007 Movie: Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?), “(When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me” (Sean Paul featuring Keyshia Cole) (2006 Movie: Step Up (Original Soundtrack)), “Impossible” (Kanye West with Keyshia Cole and Twista) (2006 Movie: Mission: Impossible III), “Guess What” (featuring Jadakiss) (2005 Movie: Transit), “Never” (featuring Eve) (2004 Movie: Barbershop 2: Back in Business), “Get Up” (2003 Movie: Biker Boyz).



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