Keyshia Miesha Cole (born October 24, 1983) is an American Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter, and record producer known for her distinctive soulful voice.
She released her platinum selling debut album 'The Way It is' in 2005, and her second album Just like You in 2007.
Keyshia Cole was born to an African-American mother and an Italian-American father, although her mother's drug addiction led to her becoming fostered at the age of 5.
In 2004, Keyshia Cole attracted the attention of A&M Records executive Clive Owens. The following year, her Platinum-debut album 'The Way' It Is was released.
Featuring the hit singles 'I Changed My Mind', and 'I Should Have Cheated', and 'Love'. The album debuted at #6 on the U.S album charts and sold 89,000 copies in the first week of release.
Her sophomore album, 'Just like You', was released in 2007. It features the singles 'Let It Go' featuring Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim, 'I Remember', 'Shoulda Let You Go', and 'Heaven Sent'.
It debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 281,000 copies in its first week alone.
At the 50th Grammy Awards, Cole was nominated for two Grammy's for Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, although she left empty handed.
A budding young starlet Keyshia Cole did her first recordings with MC Hammer at the age of 12, singing backing vocals for the artist.