Keyshia Cole

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How Keyshia Cole’s net worth was built

Keyshia Cole had a singing talent that became evident at a young age, and she was determined to become a professional. When she was 18, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. Several years later, in 2002, an unfinished single of hers gained attention and became the ticket to her first recording deal.

In 2005, Cole released her debut album, “The Way It Is,” which peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard charts and sold more than 1.6 million copies. It was followed by the single “Love,” which peaked at No. 19. In 2007, she released her second album, “Just Like You,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard charts and sold 281,000 copies in the first week. In 2008, Cole released her third album, “A Different Me,” which debuted at No. 2 and sold 322,000 copies in its first week.

Cole also ventured into reality TV, including the popular “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is,” which ran on BET from 2006 to 2008. In 2012, she unveiled her shoe line with Steve Madden. All of this adds up to a net worth of $9.5 million for Cole as of May 2017, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Keyshia Cole

  • Born: 1981
  • Birthplace: Oakland, California

What she’s up to now

Three months after the birth of her son in June 2010, Cole returned to the music industry. In 2013, she began recording her sixth studio album, “Point of No Return,” which was released the following year. In 2015, after the release of her sixth studio album, Cole was contractually freed from Interscope Records and became an independent recording artist. In 2016, she signed a record deal with Epic Records. In January 2017, she released the single “You,” from her upcoming seventh album titled “11:11 Reset.”


In 2005, Cole won the Vibe Next Award for Best Female R&B/Soul Album for “The Way It Is.” In 2007, she received an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) award for her single “Love.” In 2008, she won the BMI Urban Award for her single “Let It Go.” In 2011, she won the JSB Award for her single “Take Me Away.”

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