IN THE SPOTLIGHT | KEYSHIA COLE

Growing up in the streets of Oakland, California, Cole was a foster child adopted by Yvonne Cole. Her first recordings were with MC Hammer at the age of 12. Keyshia Cole is the real deal. Like many young people raised in a tough neighborhood, the 21-year-old songstress endured a tumultuous childhood in Oakland, California, and has fought all her life to keep her dream of a music career alive. Now she's realizing that dream on her own terms with her first album for the A&M label, The Way It Is. It's been a long road for Keyshia, but it's her powerful voice-- a bell-like instrument whose soaring clarity is topped off with a tantalizing touch of soulful grit -- that's carried her through, not to mention the diminutive singer's personal combination of sugar, spice, sass and sex appeal, along with a solid-steel spine.

Keyshia's talent, personality, and faith have won her fans and supporters within the notoriously picky entertainment industry since she was a young girl. While still a pre-teen she convinced then-superstar MC Hammer that he should put her on, and she even got a chance to do some recording with the rap star before she was 12 years old. She also scored sessions singing hooks with others Bay Area artists, including Messy Marv's "Nubian Queen" remix, which was a regional hit for the rapper, and with Tony Toni Tone's Dwayne Wiggins, who featured her on his soundtrack for the indie film Me & Mrs. Jones. 

Keyshia's second album, Just Like You was officially released on Sept. 25, 2007 in the United States. She eventually broke up with Young Jeezy after she proposed to him and he said he wasn't ready to get married. The second season of her reality series, Keyshia Cole 2: The Way It Is, premiered on BET on Tues., Oct. 30. It focused on Keyshia recording her second album, and her mothers's recent release from jail, among others things. Her third album, A Different Me, dropped in December 2008.

 

 

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