How much is Keyshia Cole worth? $9.5 Million.
How did Keyshia Cole earn her money and wealth?
Keyshia Cole, real name Keysia Myesha Cole, was born on 15 October 1981 in California, US to Francine Lons and Virgil Hunter. Later, Keyshia was adopted by family friends Yvonne and Leon Cole when she was 2, which is the reason why she decided to change her last name to Cole. Keyshia Cole is not only an American singer but is also a songwriter, actress as well as a businesswoman. Cole started her music career at the age of 12 when she met and recorded with MC Hammer. She later became friends with Tupac Shakur who also helped her build a singing career. Later, she moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to pursue a career in the music industry and was introduced to A&M Records.
Cole released her first album titled ‘The Way It Is’ in the year 2005 which contained five singles “I Changed My Mind”, “Never”, “(I Just Want It) To Be Over”, “Love” and “I Should Have Cheated”. The album was certified gold in just 17 weeks of its release and platinum 8 weeks later. The album continued to stay in the music charts for more than a year, selling more than 1.6 million units. After A&M Records folded, Cole released the second album titled ‘Just Like You’ in the year 2007 under the new recording studio Geffen Records. The album ranked 2 in the Billboard 200 chart and was nominated in the category Best Contemporary R&B Album in the 50th Grammy Awards ceremony. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA as he sold 1.7 million units in the United States.
Cole released her third album titled ‘A Different Me’ in the year 2008 which peaked at number 2 position in the Billboard 200. Around 322,000 copies of the album were sold in its first week, marking the highest figure ever in her career. Later, it was certified platinum by the RIAA.
Cole’s fourth album titled ‘Calling All Hearts’ was released in the year 2010 in the US which peaked at number 9 position in the Billboard 200, with its first-week sale being 129,000 copies. Cole released her fifth album titled ‘Woman to Woman’ in the year 2012 which peaked at number 10 position in the Billboard 200. After Geffen Records folded, she released her sixth album titled ‘Point of No return’ in the year 2014 via Interscope Records. However, the album did not have impressing sales as it sold less than 45,000 copies. The album marks the lowest selling album by Cole till date.
Besides her music career, Cole has also worked in reality television. She signed her first reality series titled ‘Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is’ that aired on the BET network from the year 2006 to 2008. The show gave Cole’s fans an insight into her career and family. She was later seen in her second reality series titled ‘Family First’ which premiered in October 2012 and later in third reality series titled ‘Keyshia Cole: All In’ which premiered in February 2015.
What are the highest grossing songs of Keyshia Cole?
- Just Like You (2007): Peaked at #2
- A Different Me (2009): Peaked at #2
- The Way It Is (2005): Peaked at #6
- Calling All Hearts (2010): Peaked at #9
- Point Of No Return (2014): Peaked at #9
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