Powerful, passionate and on the cutting edge of contemporary R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul, four-time Grammy nominee, KEYSHIA COLE, follows her three consecutive platinum-plus-selling albums with the release of her fourth CD, CALLING ALL HEARTS (Geffen Records), due December 21, 2010. The CD is available in both standard and deluxe editions. The deluxe edition will contain 3 additional songs; 11 tracks are on the standard with 14 on the deluxe.
Featuring collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Faith Evans, Tank, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Timbaland, her mother Yvonne Cole and others among the album’s 14 songs, CALLING ALL HEARTS is an emotional manifesto about life and love in our modern world. Two singles from the album are currently available: “I Ain’t Thru” featuring Nicki Minaj and “Long Way Down,” which KEYSHIA recently performed on Jay Leno.
A twist to the CALLING ALL HEARTS story is that KEYSHIA started recording the album prior to meeting her love, Cleveland Cavalier, Daniel “Booby” Gibson and she completed it following the birth, earlier this year, of their first child, Daniel, Jr. Gibson and Cole are engaged and will be married in the near future.
KEYSHIA COLE’s journey — from the mean streets of Oakland and an adopted family to achieving her dreams as a singer-songwriter — is one of today’s truly extraordinary and inspirational success stories. Since 2005, when her debut CD The Way It Is was released,Keyshia has scored two #1 R&B/Hip-hop albums and seven #1 singles, two of them platinum. In addition, she has scored six Top 40s on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart.
Her 2nd album, 2007’s Just Like You debuted at #1 on Billboards R&B and Hip Hop chart (#2 nationally) and was propelled by three #1s, the platinum “Let It Go” featuring Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim, “I Remember” and “Heaven Sent.” “Shoulda Let You Go” featuring Amina hit the Top 10. The groundbreaking album garnered Cole four Grammy nominations, including for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album, and an American Music Award nomination.
In 2008, she released her third album, A Different Me, which also debuted #1 R&B and again #2 nationally, with the R&B Top 10 singles “Playa Cardz Right” featuring 2Pac, “Trust” featuring Monica and “You Complete Me.”
KEYSHIA has also delved into the worlds of television and film. Most notably, her critically acclaimed BET reality series “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is” became the #1 most-watched series in the network’s history during its three-season run from 2006-2008. She also played herself in the movie “How She Move” in 2005. In support of CALLING ALL HEARTS, KEYSHIA is planning for an all female national tour in the new year.