October 15, 1981 in Oakland
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Keyshia Cole (born October 15, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, businesswoman, and television personality. She was born in Oakland, California. Her career began when she met MC Hammer at the age of 12, and later met rapper Tupac Shakur. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles and was later introduced to A&M Records. She released her debut album, The Way It Is (2005), which spawned five singles: "Never," "I Changed My Mind," "(I Just Want It) To Be Over," "I Should Have Cheated," and "Love." It was certified gold within 17 weeks, and then platinum just eight weeks later.