Keyshia Cole Pulls the Plug

KEYSHIA COLE PULLS THE PLUG ON WOMAN TO WOMAN ALBUM

Singer Keyshia Cole is not very happy with her record sales. Despite her ‘Woman to Woman’ album recently being certified Gold, Keyshia told fans via Twitter no further singles would be forthcoming because… and I quote: “Album not selling good enough.”

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About an hour later Keyshia returned to Twitter to clean up her comment, telling fans “#2more singles coming.”

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After Keyshia’s spontaneous moment of candor I decided to hit up Soundscan, where I discovered the ‘Woman to Woman’ album has actually sold just under 280,000 copies since it was released back on November 19th.

Now, 280k isn’t bad, but once upon a time Keyshia sold that amount in a week. Still, if Keyshia is smart she will take a page out of Kelly Rowland’s book and start bankrolling her own videos and promotion if need be.

Keyshia Cole Says She “Gets It”

After her last album failed to set the record charts on fire, singer Keyshia Cole says she is now ready to give her fans what they want.

And what does Keyshia think her fans want? Well according to a recent tweet, “more depressed, fed up, n*ggas ain’t sh*t” music.” Keyshia says she recognizes that not all of her fans have moved on like she has and that “not everybody is happy.”

The 30-year old mommy and wife says she is still thankful for those fans who have grown with her and plans to release more upbeat tunes to keep them happy as well.

All in all Keyshia says she “gets it” and is ready to just make music and money.

Editor’s Note: As much as I adore Keyshia and am happy to see her successful in both career and life in general, I think it is a mistake for her to assume the poor performance of her last album was based on the fact that the music was more upbeat and happy than it had been on previous records.

Happy, upbeat music can and does sale records. This is why Pop and Rock & Roll are such huge sellers. The content on Keyshia’s last album wasn’t the problem- it was the quality. The songs sounded thrown together- as if they were fillers left over from previous recording sessions.

Twitter is not the best place to get advice for one’s upcoming record and sadly Keyshia is listening to what a few fans have to say via the social media outlet.

No matter how sad the songs, if there is not quality writing and production behind them, they will falter on the charts.

This is also where Keyshia can learn a lesson or two from Mary J. Blige, who refused to bow down to pressure to sing about a life she no longer lives. Blige said rather than sing inauthentic songs to her fans, she’d rather just step her game up.

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has spoken.

Keyshia Debuts New Video

R n’ B diva Keyshia Cole has finally debuted the video for her single “Take Me Away.” The third track to be released from her “Calling All Hearts” album, Keyshia called the single a reflection of her new life and says the video shoot was the first she’d even done where she was smiling all the way through. No doubt Keyshia’s life as a mother and fiancé has influenced her music. She seems truly happy and totally unaffected by what the public or her fans think of her new musical direction. Good for her.

On Set: Keyshia Shoots New Video

Singer Keyshia Cole is moving ahead with the promotion of her latest CD, “Calling All Hearts.” Despite less than stellar sales, the 29 year old R n’ B diva and her record label, Geffen, have started production on two new videos, including one for her next single, “Take Me Away.” Keyshia tweeted a photo from the set, saying the shoot “felt good” and that it was her first time ever smiling throughout an entire video.

Simply “Keyshia”

The public was apparently so turned off by Kelly Rowland naming her new album “Kelly Rowland,” that the singer decided to scrap the title and instead enlist the help of her fans in choosing a name. Fellow r n’ b diva Keyshia Cole however doesn’t appear to be having the same problem, as news of her titling her new CD “Keyshia” doesn’t seem to be causing the same kind of uproar. Speaking to Hip Hop Diva recently about the recording process, Cole said “It feels great. I worked hard to get to where I am today and have matured greatly in between my albums- which was proven on my last album A Different Me– so I just give blessings to God for what he has given me.” Keyshia’s A Different Me topped the R n’ B charts when it was released back in 2008, selling 322,000 in its opening week and marking the singer’s biggest debut ever. Keyshia says she hopes to duplicate that success and is said to be working with producers like Donald Alfaro and Darkchild in order to make that happen.

Look for “Keyshia” to drop around November 2010 with the first single to possibly be released in October.

Possible New Music From Keyshia Cole

Two new tracks said to be possible singles from Keyshia Cole’s upcoming album have surfaced. Keyshia Web says the singles are new and not previously recorded- but you never know. Neither track has been heard before so in that respect they are somewhat new. The first is titled “Love Somebody” and features Leviti. The second track, my personal favorite, is titled “Only With You” and is said to be produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.

Both singles can be heard below…

Keyshia Cole Lets The Drama Go

Keyshia Cole has caused quite a stir on blogs in the past few months by keeping mum while pictures of her sporting a growing baby bump appeared online. The singer, however, confirmed earlier today both her pregnancy by basketball player Daniel Gibson and her upcoming marriage to him in a statement that also included scathing remarks about her relationship with her estranged family. Keyshia’s mother, Frankie Lons, recently told Atlanta radio station V100 that Keyshia was already married and did so to avoid having her child be born out of wedlock. In her statement, Keyshia announced she was no longer is in communication with her mother or her sisters, Neffie and Elite.

Taken from MTV.com

“To all my friends and fans, it’s time that I clear the air,” Cole explained. “It’s not a secret that I haven’t been in contact with my mother Frankie, and my sisters Neffe and Elite and I never wanted to air out our differences to the public. While I won’t go into detail here I find it necessary to let you guys know I decided to stop communication with them because I was at a point in my life where I needed serenity and peace to move forward. Please know I love my family very much but it was time to let it go. You guys are a witness to a lot of what was happening from watching on air and online. Now that I am becoming a mom my passion for having a loving and peaceful home for my child is my #1 priority.”

Keyshia didn’t directly address her mother’s interview in the statement, but she did identify “constant false reports” that are interfering with her life, which includes her attempting to balance planning a wedding, preparing for the birth of her child, and finishing a forthcoming album. Cole characterized the stress as being unhealthy and emphatically said there are “only a few people that can official confirm or deny anything that’s happening in my life.” That list was limited to herself, Gibson and the singer’s publicist, along with fellow singer and close friend Monica — she concluded her statement by saying, “My girl Monica never lies.”

Keyhsia Cole Is Engaged

Singer Keyshia Cole is reportedly engaged and before she could wipe the tears from her eyes the news had hit Twitter. Keyshia’s good friend and fellow R n’ B singer, Monica, broke the news and shortly thereafter was backed up by two of Daniel’s relatives who also tweeted the engagement. Monica also let the cat outta the bag- telling the public that Keyshia and Daniel [Gibson] would be expecting a baby boy in the coming weeks.

Details of the engagement are sketchy, but rumor has it Daniel popped the question with a 10 carat diamond worth around $800,000 dollars (yeah, right). Whatever the case, we wish Daniel and Keyshia all the best.

Keyshia Cole Is Expecting

Keyshia Cole So, it appears Keyshia Cole really is pregnant. The R n’ B diva was spotted passing out turkeys with her boyfriend, Daniel Gibson, at the Bethany Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio last week. Photos of the singer posted online appeared to show her with a slight belly bump- however, newly released NBA footage shows the singer to have quite a bit more than that. Keyshia appears to be a full 6 or 7 months and is carrying pretty “low.”

Rumors of the singer being pregnant had been running rampant online every since the summer- but with Keyshia laying low- rumors were pretty much all we had.

Keyshia completing and releasing a new album in the first quarter of 2010- as previously reported- will probably not happen now. However, you never know.
Congrats to Keyshia and Daniel.

Rumors: Janet & Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole "Why Did I Get Married Too" The Scottish Sunday Mail is reporting that Janet Jackson has been invited by producers to appear and perform at next months MOBO Awards, during a tribute to Michael Jackson.

“Janet is a music icon in her own right and a previous MOBO presenter,” a spokesman for the awards said. “We loved her past involvement with the show and MOBO will continue to support her music and champion her career.”

The MOBOs (Music of Black Origin) are the UK version of the BET Awards and this year’s show will be held on September 30th and for the first time outside the UK, in the city of Glasgow.

And in other rumor news…

Keyshia Cole is rumored to be in Tyler Perry’s new film, “Why Did I Get Married Too.” Several websites have the singer listed as a cast member and playing the role of “Jada”.

Keyshia Sings National Anthem + Tour News

Keyshia Cole R n’ B diva Keyshia cole performed the national anthem over the weekend at the fourth Cleveland Cavaliers/Atlanta Hawks playoff game. Though not televised live, word is Keyshia took the court of the Philips Arena and gave a very steady rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. This was most likely Keyshia’s last free performance before she hits the road for her first headlining tour. Aptly titled the “A Different Me Tour”, the spectacle kicks off this Wednesday at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and features Keri Hilson, The Dream and Bobby Valentino as opening acts.
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Keyshia Cole Working On New Album+Biopic

Keyshia Cole Though her most recent album was released less than six months ago, R n’ B diva Keyshia Cole is already working on it’s follow up. The singer, who is slated to kick off her own headlining tour next month, is also said to be working on her biopic. Not yet 30, Keyshia feels she has lived a lifetime and is ready to share her story with her fans and the world. Keyshia’s manager released a statement earlier this week not only detailing the singer’s musical and biographical aspirations, but to also let the fans know that Keyshia would continue to support “A Differemt Me” by releasing two more singles from the album, including “Trust Me” which features Keyshia’s good friend and singer in her own right, Monica.
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Keyshia Cole Covers King Magazine

Keyshia Cole R n’ B diva Keyshia Cole is covering the latest and final edition of King Magazine. As many of you may have heard, the urban monthly announced last month that the May edition would indeed be their last. Attempting to go out with bang, the magazine is releasing a double issue, one with Keyshia on the cover and another with some woman named Tahiry. I know a lot of people jumped for joy when news of the magazine’s closing hit but I wasn’t one of them. Magazines like King and Smooth serve a purpose and that purpose was to showcase hot Black women (and as of late, non Black women). They shot beautiful pictorials of a lot of sistas, including Gabrielle Union, Stacey Dash and many others.
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Keyshia Cole Honored By The N.A.B.O.B

Keyshia Cole Singer Keyshia Cole made a rare appearance earlier this week at the 25th Annual Communications Awards dinner. The R n’ B diva, who is about to embark on a headlining tour with The Dream, was honored by the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters for her ratings breaking BET reality series, Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is. Besides her own headlining tour, the singer is also set to launch her own bra line, as well as a collaboration with MAC Cosmetics for her own shade of lipstick
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Keyshia Cole “Tonight Show” Performance

Keyshia Cole R n’ B diva Keyshia Cole is having a very busy week. The singer performed live last night on the Tonight Show and is scheduled to appear and perform on The View tomorrow morning. Keyshia, whose latest album ” A Different Me” was recently certified Gold by Billboard Magazine, taped her appearance earlier this week and just like on The Tonight Show, performed her hit single “You Complete Me”. Keyshia recenly wrapped up her stint on the “I Am Music Tour” and rumor has it she will be added to the 2009 Essence Music Fest line-up and headline her own theater tour in the late fall.

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