by, George Chapman
Todayâs music scene is extremely fickle and any lapse in time between albums could spell out disaster for any artist without a strong and loyal fanbase. When it appears that your string of hits are coming to an end, it may be time to throw in the towel. Fortunately for Oakland native Keyshia Cole, this isnât the case. Sheâs on her way back to the top of the charts with new music, and with new business ventures on the horizon, sheâs hushing naysayers every chance she gets. If you thought Keyshia was down for the count, youâre wrong. With a new show on the way and new perspective on love, Keyshia Cole is back and at the point of no return.
As much as Keyshia Cole and NBA player Daniel “Boobie” Gibson looked like they had the perfect love story, it was definitely a rocky road to marital bliss as we all watched them argue and reconcile on their reality show, Keyshia & Daniel: Family First. We saw Keyshia grow as a mother and learn how to be the best wife that she could be as Daniel leaned on her for support between injuries and an uncertain future in the NBA. Unfortunately, now Keyshia is singing a different tune and recently filed for divorce from Boobie based on him being less than loyal in their marriage. Typically known as one that dwells on heartbreak, Keyshia Cole has grown from her relationship with Daniel and her music is showing that already.
Keyshia has dropped a new banger, âShe,â and weâve learned a lot more about what the songstress has been doing in her free time. Many who thought the song was a record about her coming out of the closet soon got a surprise when they discovered that Keyshia just enjoys a little one-on-one time, a la Tweetâs âOops (Oh My).âÂ Â Nevertheless, the single introduces us to a new side of Keyshia â a woman coming into her own.
Sheâs also going back to her roots with another reality show and weâre sure the ratings will not disappoint. Keyshia is no stranger to sharing her life with the public and say what you want, but fans and haters alike always tune in. Whether itâs watching her develop a deeper relationship with her biological mother, Frankie, or seeing one of her army of siblings trying to establish themselves in the world while adjusting to their sisterâs success or the everyday process of being Keyshia Cole, the mother, daughter, sister, singer and businesswoman, weâre always locked in for the show. Why? Because from day one, Keyshia has been very transparent about who she is and what she represents and itâs because of this that weâve always appreciated her and loved her. You must admit that thereâs something very endearing about watching anybody that is brave enough to publicly rise above their obstacles. And like Mary J. Blige, itâs that connection that makes Keyshia Coleâs story an addictive and relatable one.
After the release of her upcoming album, tentatively titled Point Of No Return, she plans on leaving longtime label Interscope Records and taking full control of her career. If the prayers of hardcore fans are answered, sheâll revert back to the A Different Me version of Keyshia Cole with a side of maturity and a narrative full of her new experiences. And if that isnât enough, sheâs continuing her partnership with Steve Madden as a shoe maven bringing hot styles, patterns and colors to the worldwide shoe giant.
So what does all of this mean for the future of Keyshia Cole? It means that, as long as she focuses on her talents and continues to give her fans quality music, this stage of her career will be one for the books. The new album is expected to drop later this year, and like BeyoncĂ©, itâs expected to have a visual component for every song. With a brand new Keyshia belting her heart out on every track, this comeback is surely to be one to remember.