Video Preview: “Hotline Bling” by Keyshia Cole

HOTLINE BLING VIDEO BY KEYSHIA COLEKeyshia 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.”
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Keyshia Cole Remixes Drake’s Hotline Bling

New Music: Keyshia Cole Hotline Bling Remix

Singer KEYSHIA COLE HOTLINE BLING REMIXKeyshia 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.
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New Music: Don’t Waste My Time by Keyshia Cole

Don’t Waste My Time by Keyshia Cole to be Released as Free Single

DON'T WASTE MY TIME BY KEYSHIA COLESeveral 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.”
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Keyshia Cole Pulls the Plug


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.”


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


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.

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“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.