Keyshia Cole was born in Oakland, California and her singing career began after meeting MC Hammer and rapper Tupac Shakur, when she was 12 years old.
At 18, she moved to Los Angeles, California and was soon signed to A&M Records. Her first album, The Way It Is, had five top singles and reached certified gold in 17 weeks. It went platinum 8 weeks later and eventually sold 16 million copies.
Since then, she has released five more studio albums and is known for her gritty and authentic style.
About Keyshia Cole
- Net Worth – $9.5 Million
- Birth Date – October 15, 1981
- Birth Place – Oakland, California
- Profession – Singer, Songwriter
- Nationality – American
- Marital Status – Married
In July 2006, Keyshia premiered a docu-series on BET titled Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is. The show presented her life as an artist and featured her family. Due to the success of the show, in 2011 she launched a new reality show with husband Daniel Gibson titled Keyshia & Daniel: Family First. During these eight episodes, she worked on her Woman to Woman album and she and her husband renewed their vows in Hawaii. In 2014, BET confirmed yet a third reality show, Keyshia Cole: All In.
Furthering her business ventures, Keyshia teamed up with designer Steve Madden to create her own shoe collection. The collection focuses on high heels, boots, and wedges.
Keyshia has been compared to singer Mary J. Blige, who happens to be one of her biggest musical influences. Like Mary, Keyshia’s songs focus on woman empowerment, heartache, and love. Her other musical influences are her late friend and mentor Tupac Skahur, as well as Faith Evans and Brandy Norwood.
Keyshia and her husband Daniel have one son together. In March 2014, Keyshia announced their separation but have yet to divorce.