Keyshia Cole’s remix of Drake’s single Hotline Bling is paying off in spades. Released less than a month ago, the song has become an unexpected hit, charting based solely on online streams.
With news she had a hit on her hands, Keyshia quickly went about shooting a video for the tune, enlisting the help of model Don Benjamin and reality TV star Malaysia Pargo.
Keyshia took to Instagram to unveil a preview of the clip, writing “This is just a sneak peek of the surprise I told y’all about. Putting the final touches on it now. Again, shoutout to @champagnepapi. I just wanted to bring a female perspective to record and represent for my ladies.”
New Music: Keyshia Cole Hotline Bling Remix
Singer Keyshia Cole is back with new music, a remix to Drake’s summer hit Hotline Bling. The tune was remixed last week by Jadakiss, whose anti-female version more than likely led Keyshia to whip up her more female-friendly version less than 48 hours later.
“Much respect to @champagnepapi,” Keyshia Instagrammed to fans. “But this one is for the ladies.” Drake co-signed Keyshia’s post, so we assume her version met with his approval.
Don’t Waste My Time by Keyshia Cole to be Released as Free Single
Several months after announcing it, singer Keyshia Cole has finally gotten around to releasing her single Don’t Waste My Time. The track was originally slated to be unveiled back in June and is a collaboration between the singer, producer London on Da Track and rapper Young Thug.
Keyshia is presently at work on her new album, and says her official first single will be available soon. So what is Don’t Waste My Time? Well, according to Keyshia, it is “something for the streets.”
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.
Check out this gorgeous pic of an absolutely beautiful Keyshia Cole spending the day at the mall with her son Daniel Hiram Gibson Jr. The singer revealed the pic herself via her Twitter page, making this the first ever photo of her son posted online.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
Singer Keyshia Cole along with actresses Raven Symone and Taraji P. Henson have teamed up with Pepsi to promote Pepsi We Inspire.com, a website that pays tribute to Black mothers. Keyshia shares her story of why both her adoptive mom and biological mom inspire her. The singer also talks openly about her boyfriend, Daniel Gibson, with whom she says she shares an “unbreakable bond.”