Keyshia Cole

Dec
11
Keyshia Cole Duets with Radio Host on ‘This Christmas’

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DMX became a viral sensation with his hip-hop cover of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Now Keyshia Cole is getting in the holiday spirit too. During her visit to Dallas radio station K104, radio host Bay Bay convinced her to duet with him on Donny Hathaway’s holiday classic “This Christmas.”

While she insisted that she didn’t know the melody, she eventually joined in, reading the lyrics off a paper as Bay Bay provided ad-libs.

If you haven’t heard Keyshia’s soulful take on “Silent Night,” listen here.

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Dec
2
Usher, Keyshia Cole, & Melanie Fiona Attend UNCF’s ‘Evening of Stars’

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The stars aligned for a good cause at UNCF’s “An Evening of Stars” at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday. A blonde Keyshia Cole looked sharp in black-and-white skirt suit, completing the look with a bow tie and red lipstick. Usher, Tyrese, and Melanie Fiona also lent their support at the taping of the 34th annual event, which raises money for minority education.

The two-day special will air January 26 and January 27 on BET.

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Nov
26
Keyshia Cole, 2 Chainz, Miguel, Elle Varner, & Ne-Yo Perform at Soul Train Awards

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The holiday weekend capped off with the Soul Train Awards 2012, which aired last night on Centric. Taped earlier this month at Planet Hollywood’s PH Live in Las Vegas, the 25th annual show featured performances from R&B and hip-hop’s biggest stars and some talented newcomers.

Keyshia Cole tore the house down with her singles “Trust and Believe” and “Enough of No Love,” 2 Chainz proclaimed “I’m Different,” Miguel thrilled with “Adorn,” and Ne-Yo had the audience on its feet with “Let Me Love You.”

Elle Varner scored Best New Artist, Beyoncé was awarded Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Miguel won Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, and Album of the Year went to Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE.

If you missed the show, we’ve got you covered. Watch the performances below.

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Nov
21
Keyshia Cole Takes Over ’106 & Park’

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Following Nicki Minaj’s appearance on Monday, Keyshia Cole took over “106 & Park” on Tuesday. The “Enough of No Love” singer stopped by to promote her new album Woman to Woman. She shared what she’s learned about the industry (“Trust less”) and gave props to Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

“As a man to respect his woman in that way, I think it’s huge,” Keysh said of the famous couple. “Everybody’s trying too hard to be gangsta, I’m hard, and I gotta put on this persona in front of my dudes, but if you a real man, you respect your lady regardless.”

She reminisced on some of her red carpet looks and her first encounter with Tupac. “He came in the studio all crunk and loud. He just had a star aura about him,” said Keyshia of the late rap icon.

Her husband Daniel Gibson also called in to discuss their Thanksgiving plans and reality show, “Keyshia & Daniel: Family First.”

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Nov
20
Keyshia Cole Duets with Ashanti at New York Show

Keyshia Cole and Ashanti

Keyshia Cole celebrated the release of her new album Woman to Woman with a show at Best Buy Theater in New York City last night. The Oakland songstress surprised her fans when she brought out Ashanti to perform their new duet for the first time.

“I’ve got a special guest tonight,” said Keysh before Ashanti appeared onstage for “Woman to Woman.” The ladies showed their tight bond, embracing at the end.

Keyshia is plotting a “Woman to Woman” tour for 2013. “I want powerful singers, Brandy, possibly, Melanie Fiona, possibly,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “Just singers that can really blow but also have some things and records out right now. We’re working that out right now, so that could be a February-March.”

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Nov
17
Keyshia Cole, Kelly Rowland, R. Kelly, & Rick Ross Perform at Chicago’s Big Jam

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Chicago was the place to be last night as hip-hop and R&B’s finest came to town to perform at WGCI’s Big Jam 2012 at Allstate Arena. The star-studded bill featured Usher, Rick Ross, Keyshia Cole, Kelly Rowland, Fat Joe, and Future.

Keyshia brought down the house with her latest singles “Enough of No Love” and “Trust and Believe,” Kelly Rowland turned up the heat with “Motivation,” and Usher shared the stage with Rick Ross for “Lemme See.”

Fresh from his “Single Ladies” tour, Chi-town’s own R. Kelly delivered a surprise set much to the delight of the hometown crowd.

Check out some of the performances below.

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Nov
15
New Music: Keyshia Cole f/ Ashanti – ‘Woman to Woman’

Keyshia Cole and Ashanti

Keyshia Cole and Ashanti keep it real on “Woman to Woman,” the title track off Keyshia’s fifth album, available Monday. The ladies sing about a man who they are both having a relationship with, but instead of fighting about it, they are able to sit down and work through the situation.

“It’s her point of view against my point of view in a hypothetical scenario,” Keyshia told ThisIs50.

“I appreciate her realness and the gutterness that she brings to the table,” she said of her collaborator. “I know she gets really glammed up, but she’s still gutter. Her songwriting skills are off the chain, so I definitely wanted to incorporate that from a different woman’s point of view.”

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