Keyshia Cole was born on October 24, 1982 in Oakland, California. Keyshia knew from childhood that she wanted to become a musician. Her first recordings were with MC Hammer
at the age of 12. To further upgrade her career, she left the Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles, California. In L.A., she was discovered and signed by the president of A&M Records, Ron Fair.
Within minutes of catching her boyfriend cheating, Keyshia was in her car driving to Los Angeles in the middle of the night to start a brand-new life. Keyshia is passionate about providing inspiration to young girls, and young people in general, who come from troubled backgrounds. The tattoo on her right shoulder -- a cross, a heart, and a star-- truly reflects her belief that goals can be realized, despite the circumstances. Keyshia uses Mary J. Blige
as inspirations. Keyshia's talent, personality, and faith have won her fans and supporters within the music industry since she was a young girl.
Quotes By Keyshia
"There's a lot of trials and tribulations you have to go through to get what you want, especially if you feel like it belongs to you."
"Being young, you have to be really dedicated to doing it for yourself."
"It's just different things that we see in the 'hood that we never see in Hollywood. I liked the contents of the song, because I felt like no girls talked about it."
"Adding hope and faith and holding on to a dream can carry anyone far."